TALK: Ambassador Martin S. Indyk: The Middle East in Turmoil: What Does It Mean For Israel?

Martin S. Indyk (Vice President, Director for Foreign Policy, the Brookings Institution)
Sunday, November 4 / 3:00 PM
Corwin Pavilion

Ambassador Martin S. Indyk will analyze the dramatic developments in the Arab world and their impact on Iran’s bid for dominance in Israel’s neighborhood, including through its nuclear weapons program. What does it all mean for Israel’s security and its hopes for peace with its Arab neighbors?

Middle East expert and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin S. Indyk is the Vice President and Director for Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution. He has written widely on U.S. policy towards the Arab-Israeli peace process and the complex challenges of the Middle East. Dr. Indyk is the author of Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East (2009) and co-author of Bending History: Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy (2012), Which Path to Persia?: Options for a New American Strategy toward Iran (2009), and Restoring the Balance: A Middle East Strategy for the Next President (2008). He regularly contributes opinion pieces to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs. Dr. Indyk served for eight years as founding executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He has taught at the Middle East Institute at Columbia University and the Dayan Center for Middle East Studies at Tel Aviv University.

Sponsored by The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UC Santa Barbara, a program of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, is cosponsored by UCSB Arts and Lectures, Department of Religious Studies, Congregation B’nai B’rith, Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara Hillel. This event is also cosponsored by UCSB Center for Middle East Studies, Global & International Studies Program, and Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies.

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