Martin S. Indyk
Martin S. Indyk is vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Program at The Brookings Institution. Previously, Indyk was the founding director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings and a Brookings senior fellow. He served as U.S. ambassador to Israel from 1995-7 and from 2000-1.
Indyk served as special assistant to President Clinton and senior director for Near East and South Asian Affairs at the National Security Council (1993-1995) and as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs in the U.S. Department of State (1997-2000).
Before entering the U.S. government, Indyk was founding executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy for eight years. He currently serves as Chairman of the International Council of the New Israel Fund and on the boards of the Lowy Institute for International Policy (Australia) and the Institute for National Security Studies (Israel). Indyk received a B.Econ. from Sydney University and a Ph.D. from the Australian National University.
He is the author of "Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East," which was published by Simon and Schuster in January 2009.