The Santa Fe World Affairs Forum aims to broaden and deepen understanding of world affairs through small, interactive, professionally led sessions on international issues for a membership of informed individuals.
SFWAF members are foreign affairs specialists, scientists, artists, business people, journalists, educators, photographers, seasoned travelers and others with a zest for sharing what they know and a passion for learning more.
Current annual dues are $50 a member. Modest fees apply for luncheon sessions. Fees for symposia and other special events vary. Members play an active role in suggesting programs and by helping to recruit and escort speakers. Some members also serve as presenters, sharing new developments in their own spheres of expertise. Finally, members also play an active organizational role by serving on the Board of Directors and on vital committees.
He worked at Richland Washington for 15 years—the first 10 years designing nuclear reactors. He came to Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory/Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1979 and retired in 2010. There he managed a group of multidisciplinary scientists and economists doing computer modeling, simulations, and analyses for the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of State, Treasury Department, and the Department of Homeland Security. His group had a major energy program in Central America in the 80’s and another in air quality in Mexico in the 90’s.
Wayne had a a two-month assignment as a guest scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute for Reactor Research but otherwise has lived in the US including Los Alamos for 42 years. He has made several business trips to Mexico, Central America, and some to South America. Since retiring, he and his wife, Linda, usually take three international trips/year.
After Russian language training she arrived in Ukraine about one month before the terrorist attack in the US on September 11, 2001. Not long after that she consolidated many US agencies spread out across Kyiv and administrative functions housed in shipping containers on the Embassy grounds into two floors of a leased building. She has been an administrative specialist ever since and has worked for several different for profit businesses and nonprofit and educational organizations in Española and Santa Fe.