Mitchell Bard

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Mitchell Geoffrey Bard (/bɑːrd/) 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.[1]


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".[2] 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.[3]

Media career[edit]

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.[4]


In 2012, Bard attended the Israeli Presidential Conference.[5] In 2013, he was placed on the Algemeiner's list of the Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life for his work.[6] Bard lives in Maryland with his wife and two sons.[7]

Selected bibliography[edit]


  1. ^ "Mitchell G. Bard". C-SPAN. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Smith, Lee. "The Arab Lobby". Tavlet. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Website of Mitchell Bard.
  4. ^ "Introducing Dr. Mitchell Bard, Middle East Expert". Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "An Interview with Author Mitchell Bard at the Israeli Presidential Conference 2012". Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Algemeiner Jewish 100: The Full List". The Algemeiner. April 25, 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  7. ^ The Founding of the State of Israel – About the Editor p. 121

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