Santa Fe Council on International Relations presents a talk and slide presentation entitled, “A Trip to India of Contrasts: Tropical Kerala and Desert Rajasthan” by Martha and Ray Wallace, former Naval Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in India.
This special event is 5 p.m. Friday, March 18 at Tipton Hall, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr. in Santa Fe. The presentation is free and open to the public.
This presentation begins with a description of India as it exists today–some facts and figures about the country, which will be of interest to anyone planning to travel there, including the reason for selecting the two states on an upcoming CIR tour Feb. 10-25, 2017.
Using photos taken on previous trips, Martha and Ray will discuss the itinerary for the states of Kerala and Rajasthan, which will be part of the tour being offered through CIR in 2017.
There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. Throughout the year, optional meetings will be offered on topics to familiarize travelers with India such as: Women in India, Kashmir and other political hot spots, the British Raj and its impact on India today.
Ray and Martha Wallace went to India in 1995 where Ray, a Navy Captain, spent a year as a foreign student at the Indian National Defense College. It was an opportunity for them to get to see India and the rest of the world through Indian eyes. Following this course, Ray served for two years as the Naval Attaché at the US Embassy.
Martha also worked at the U.S. Embassy as a coordinator for visiting American dignitaries and substituted at the American Embassy School. Both traveled extensively in India and unabashedly fell in love with India and her people.
For more information on registering for the lecture, visit the Council’s website or telephone the office at 505.982.4931.