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Dr. Mitchell G. Bard
Executive Director

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 both local and national television and radio shows and his work has been published in academic journals, magazines and major newspapers. He is the author/editor of 21 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 for his work with the Jewish Virtual Library (JVL).

Complete listing of Dr. Bard's publications.

Mr. Elie Berman
Research Director; Webmaster

Elie joined AICE in 2010 as a Research Assistant and currently serves as the Director of Research as well as the Webmaster for the Jewish Virtual Library and AICE project Intelligence on Iran. Elie is currently an M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service. Elie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in Political Science.

From 2005-2006, Elie served as a corporal and intra-squad commander in the Kfir Infantry Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces. Elie has also interned for Senator Sam Brownback [R-KS] and studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Bond University in Australia.

Mr. Zach Scheinerman
Publicity Director; Campus Coordinator

Zach is AICE's media contact and runs marketing, publicity and video production. He has also taken over responsibilities for AICE project BDS Cookbook to counter deligitimization campaigns of Israel. In addition, Zach coordinates programming for the AICE Visiting Israeli Scholars program. Zach is originally from Hartford, Connecticut. He graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A. in Psychology.

Before coming to AICE, Zach worked for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and earlier taught preschool for special needs students in Connecticut.

Ms. Lisa Snider
Program Director; Research Assistant

Lisa joined AICE in 2011 and is the office administrator. She contributes research to articles on the Jewish Virtual Library, has written for AICE's Jerusalem Post blog "Classroom Battleground" and interacts with JVL users from around the world on a daily basis. Lisa graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in History.  She also holds a Certificate in Multi-track Diplomacy & Conflict Transformation from the University of Maryland.

Lisa has studied in Denmark, and previously interned at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem and Diarna, the geo-museum of Jewish life in the Middle East and North Africa. She serves on the board of the American Jewish Committee's young leadership division, ACCESS DC.

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