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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. Jason Levine
Webmaster/Research Assistant

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 recieved 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, right outside of Washington DC.  Prior to joining AICE, Jason was a community and government relations professional working on Capital Hill and in Annapolis for the Alaska Wilderness League, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington. 


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.


Mr. Daniel Oppenheimer
Research Director

Daniel joined AICE in 2014 and is the Research Director. He contributes research to articles on the Jewish Virtual Library, maintains AICE's databases, and runs development projects. Daniel graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. in International Relations and is originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Daniel studied abroad in Athens, Greece, and has previously worked doing research for a small consulting firm, and in human resources at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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