Menzies Podcast: Martin Indyk on Joe Biden's Inauguration

Episode 01.2021: Martin Indyk on Joe Biden's Inauguration

‘Experience trumps age’, says former diplomat, Martin Indyk, in a blunt assessment of Trump’s legacy and the road ahead for Joe Biden. ‘You’d have to go back to LBJ to find a President who has more experience with the political system and how to operate it’.

In this wide-ranging conversation, Indyk talks to the Menzies Australia Institute’s Martin Thomas on the eve of Biden’s inauguration.

Listen now via Soundcloud.

Martin S. Indyk was raised in Australia and did a doctorate in international relations at the Australian National University. A specialist on the Middle East, he moved to the US in the 1980s. He twice served as US ambassador to Israel and was Special Envoy for Middle East Peace under Obama. He is Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. View Martin S. Indyk's full Bio.

Series Producers: Professor Martin Thomas and Dr Béatrice Bijon

Both Thomas and Bijon have long experience as researchers and lecturers, and previously collaborated as producers of Etched in Bone (Ronin Films), a documentary film shot in Arnhem Land about the theft and repatriation of Indigenous human remains. The film had its UK premiere at the Menzies.

Thomas has been based at the ANU School of History since 2010 and is a regular interviewer for the oral history program at the National Library of Australia. Bijon was curator of the National Library’s centenary exhibition on women’s suffrage in 2018, a project she oversaw alongside lecturing in the ANU School of Literature, Language and Linguistics.

Produced by the Menzies Australia Institute at King's College London, in partnership with the Australian Studies Institute at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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