Dr. Mitchell G. Bard,
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 masters 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.
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; and Will
Israel Survive?. 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.
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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. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maryland where he earned a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Counter-Terrorism Studies. Elie has also studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel and Bond University in Queensland, Australia.
Before matriculating to college, Elie was drafted and served as a corporal and intra-squad commander in the Kfir Infantry Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces.
Mr. Jeffrey Dawson,
Jeff joined AICE in July 2011 to consult with Israel-advocacy organizations serve as AICE's liaison to campus communities in the United States. Jeff also run the AICE project Stop-BDS Cookbook which works to counter the efforts of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. He earned a B.S. degree in Broadcast Journalism and a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Florida.
After college, Jeff spent four years studying Hebrew language and Jewish Tradition at the Heiden Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.
Mr. Zach Scheinerman,
Zach is AICE's media contact and runs marketing, publicity, and video production. 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 late summer 2011 and runs administrative functions and assists with research. She graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Sociology and holds an Advanced Training Certificate in multi-track diplomacy and conflict transformation from the University of Maryland.
Lisa has studied in Copenhagen and interned for the Shalem Center in Jerusalem as well as Diarna where she helped document Jewish history in the Middle East.