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Mitchell Geoffrey Bard (//) is an American foreign policy analyst, editor and author who specializes in U.S.–Middle East policy. He is the Executive Director of the non-profit American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE), and the director of the Jewish Virtual Library.
Bard received his B.A. in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, his Master's in public policy from Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His dissertation was on "the limits to domestic influence on U.S. Middle East Policy". He was a postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Irvine from 1986 to 1987, researching the rescue by Israel of Ethiopian Jews from the Sudan, known as Operation Moses.
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Bard has written and edited many books, and his work has been published in academic journals and major newspapers. Bard is a former editor of the Near East Report, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's ("AIPAC") weekly newsletter on U.S.-Middle East policy. Before working for the AIPAC, he was a polling analyst for the George (H.W.) Bush for President Survey Research Group during the 1988 presidential election. He has been interviewed on Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, Al-Jazeera, The Jenny Jones Show and other media outlets.
In 2012, Bard attended the Israeli Presidential Conference. In 2013, he was placed on the Algemeiner's list of the Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life for his work. Bard lives in Maryland with his wife and two sons.
- The Arab Lobby: The Invisible Alliance That Undermines America's Interests in the Middle East, 2010, New York: Harper. ISBN 0-061-72601-X.
- "Mitchell G. Bard". C-SPAN. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
- Smith, Lee. "The Arab Lobby". Tavlet. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- Website of Mitchell Bard.
- "Introducing Dr. Mitchell Bard, Middle East Expert". Retrieved 21 December 2013.
- "An Interview with Author Mitchell Bard at the Israeli Presidential Conference 2012". Retrieved 21 December 2013.
- "Algemeiner Jewish 100: The Full List". The Algemeiner. April 25, 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
- The Founding of the State of Israel – About the Editor p. 121
- Will Israel survive? Interview with Bard (Campus Watch)
- Bibliography & Bookstore: Authored by Bard
- Appearances on C-SPAN