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Amram Scholar Series Presents: Martin Indyk

Mas­ter of the Game: Hen­ry Kissinger and the Art of Mid­dle East Diplomacy

Sunday March 26, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hybrid – Temple

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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.

Amram Scholar Series Presents: Martin Indyk

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Sunday, March 26


10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Hybrid – Temple


Adult Ed, Amram, Lecture


Marsha Humphries