Dr. Mitchell Bard is the Executive Director of the nonprofit American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) and a foreign policy analyst who lectures frequently 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.
Dr. Bard co-chairs the task force on BDS & Delegitimization for the Global Forum on Combatting Anti-Semitism created by the Israeli Foreign Ministry and is a member of a similar task force established by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Dr. Bard has been named one of the “top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life” by the Algemeiner newspaper.
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. He also served as a polling analyst in the 1988 presidential campaign.
Dr. Bard has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, CBC, the Jenny Jones Show, al-Jazeera and other local, national and international television and radio outlets. His work has been published in academic
journals, magazines and major newspapers. He is the editor/author of 23 books.
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 the University of California at Santa Barbara.