Mitchell G. Bard, PhD
Mitchell Bard is the Executive Director of the nonprofit American‑Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) and one of the leading authorities on U.S.‑Middle East policy. Dr. Bard is also the director of the Jewish Virtual Library, the world’s most comprehensive online encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture. For three years he was the editor of the Near East Report, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) weekly newsletter on U.S. Middle East policy. 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. In 2013, Dr. Bard Dr. was named one of the “top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life” by the Algemeiner newspaper. He has appeared on local, national, and international media outlets including the BBC, MSNBC, and Al-Jazeera. His work been published in academic journals, magazines and major newspapers. Dr. Bard was named by the Algemeiner one of the “top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life.” He has written and edited 24 books. His newest books are a novel, After Anatevka – Tevye in Palestine and Death to the Infidels: Radical Islam’s War Against the Jews.