Martin Indyk, U.S. ambassador to Israel during the Clinton Administration, and Itamar Rabinovich, who served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States during the Rabin government, will discuss “Negotiating Peace with Syria-Lessons from the Past, Promises for the Future” in a public dialogue on Thursday, March 12, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at New York University (19 University Place, Room 102 [at E. 8th Street]). The dialogue and following book signing, which are free and open to the public, is sponsored by NYU’s Taub Center for Israel Studies. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.998.8981. Subways: 6 (Astor Place); R, W (8th Street).
Reporters interested in attending the event must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com.
Indyk, author of the newly published Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East and co-author of Restoring the Balance: A Middle East Strategy for the Next President, directs the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He also served senior director of Near East and South Asian Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC) and assistant secretary of state for Near East Affairs during the Clinton Administration.
Rabinovich served as the president of Tel Aviv University from 1999 to 2007. He is the author of several books, including The View from Damascus: State, Political Community and Foreign Relations in Twentieth-Century Syria; Syria Under the Ba’ath; The War for Lebanon; The Road Not Taken: Early Arab-Israeli Negotiations; The Brink of Peace: Israel and Syria; and Waging Peace: Israel and the Arabs at the End of the Century. Rabinovich is currently a Global Distinguished Professor at NYU’s Taub Center for Israel Studies.