Mitchell Bard is a foreign policy expert who specializes in U.S.-Middle East policy. He founded AICE in 1993 to help strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship. Dr. Bard holds a Ph.D. in political science from UCLA and a master's degree in public policy from Berkeley. He received his B.A. in economics from UC Santa Barbara.
For three years, Dr. Bard was the editor for AIPAC's Near East Report, a weekly newsletter on U.S. Middle East policy. Prior to that position, he served as an analyst in the polling division of the 1988 George H.W. Bush campaign.
Dr. Bard has appeared on local, national and international television and radio shows and his work has been published in academic journals, magazines and major newspapers. He is the author/editor of 24 books including: Israel Matters; The Arab Lobby; Will Israel Survive?; and, Death to the Infidels. In 2013, Dr. Bard was placed on the Algemeiner's list of the Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life.
In July 2014, Jason Levine joined AICE as a Research Assistant and the Webmaster for the Jewish Virtual Library and AICE project Intelligence on Iran. Jason handles all updates to the extensive Jewish Virtual Library and keeps users up to date on Jewish news and events. Jason received his Bachelors degree in Political Science and Geography from Towson University in May 2012, where he was the founding president of the Alpha Epsilon Pi national Jewish fraternity chapter on campus.
Jason is originally from Potomac Maryland, just outside of Washington DC. Prior to joining AICE, Jason was a community and government relations professional working on Capitol Hill and in Annapolis for the Alaska Wilderness League, and at the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington.