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WHC welcomes Martin Indyk to the Amram Scholar Series on Sunday, March 26 at Temple.
This lecture will also be available by livestream on our streaming page.
This lecture is sponsored by the Dr. Allan and Katherine Schwartzberg Jewish Studies Endowment Fund
About the Book
More than twenty years have elapsed since the United States last brokered a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. In that time, three presidents have tried and failed. Martin Indyk — a former United States ambassador to Israel and special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in 2013 — has experienced these political frustrations and disappointments firsthand. Now, in an attempt to understand the arc of American diplomatic influence in the Middle East, he returns to the origins of American-led peace efforts and to the man who created the Middle East peace process — Henry Kissinger. Based on newly available documents from American and Israeli archives, extensive interviews with Kissinger, and Indyk’s own interactions with some of the main players, the author takes readers inside the negotiations. Indyk’s account is that of a historian poring over the records of these events, as well as an inside player seeking to glean lessons for Middle East peacemaking. He makes clear that understanding Kissinger’s design for Middle East peacemaking is key to comprehending how — and how not— to make peace.
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About the Author
Martin Indyk is a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, assistant secretary of state for Near East Affairs, and special assistant to President Clinton. Previously, Indyk was executive vice president of the Brookings Institution, where he had also served as vice president and director of the Foreign Policy program and the founding director of its Center for Middle East Policy. He served as President Obama’s special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations from July 2013 to June 2014. He lives in New York.
Presented in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.
Sunday, March 26
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hybrid – Temple
Adult Ed, Amram, Lecture
3935 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20016
11810 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
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