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AICE Staff Biographies

Dr. Mitchell G. Bard
Executive Director / Curator

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 MattersThe Arab LobbyWill 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.

Dr. Bard’s publications and CV.


Or Shaked, M.A.
Deputy Director

Or Shaked is a passionate advocate for Israel on the global stage. With over a decade of professional experience in Jewish, Israeli, and foreign affairs, he uses his strong interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational skills to develop strategic relationships, bring disparate parties together to build consensus, and deliver compelling messaging. He previously served as a Human Rights Advisor and Elections Officer at Israel’s Permanent Mission to the UN and as a Protocol Assistant at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Earlier in his career, he served as the Jewish Agency Israel Fellow to Hillel at Virginia Tech. He holds a Master’s degree in Management and Public Policy from Hebrew University’s Honors Program and a B.A. in International Relations and Business Management.