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Former Ambassador To Speak In Louisville

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk is coming to Louisville this week.  Indyk was twice appointed to the post by President Bill Clinton and also held the job during the first six months of the George W. Bush administration.He'll speak this week at the Louisville Free Public Library about his diplomatic service, and his new book, Innocent Abroad. Indyk says he's impressed with President Barack Obama's knowledge of the Middle East and his instincts for dealing with unrest in the region."I think both Clinton and Bush in their very different ways tried to transform the region.  He has I think a more realistic expection of what can be achieved," Indyk told WFPL in a phone interview.Indyk will speak Tuesday evening at 7:00 at the main library downtown.You can hear WFPL's interview with Martin Indyk by clicking on the Studio 619 link at left.     

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.