Martin S. Indyk
Martin S. Indyk is the director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and a Brookings senior fellow. He currently serves as vice president of the American Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center and as chairman of the International Council of the New Israel Fund.
Indyk served as U.S. ambassador to Israel from 1995 to 1997, and 2000 to 2001. Before his first posting to Israel, Indyk was special assistant to President Clinton and senior director for Near East and South Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. He also served as assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs in the U.S. Department of State from 1997 to 2000. Prior to entering the U.S. government, Indyk was founding executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy for eight years.
Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East, Indyk’s memoir of Bill Clinton’s Middle East diplomacy, was published in January 2009. Indyk received a bachelor of economics degree from Sydney University in 1972, and a doctorate in international relations from the Australian National University in 1977.