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AICE Staff Biographies

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. 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).



Mr. Brett Boren

Brett has moved to DC from his hometown of Miami to join AICE in 2015. He has graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in International Studies. His responibilities within AICE include monitoring AICE's social media pages as well as adding new material to the Jewish Virtual Library.