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AICE's goals are enhancing the understanding and appreciation of Israel through social and educational programs in the United States, disseminating information about Israel; aiding efforts of students and faculty attempting to counteract anti-Zionist rhetoric and activities; promoting the study of Israel's political system, culture, and society; and developing American universities' appreciation of Israel as a subject worthy of serious attention. AICE's goals also include highlighting areas where Israel might contribute to the betterment of America, and publishing studies to identify specific programs and approaches that can benefit Americans. According to its mission statement, AICE aims to provide a vehicle for research, study and discussion between the peoples and governments of the United States and Israel; to facilitate of partnership between both nations; organize and publish joint activities that benefit the two; and provide resources, material, and more to promote scholarship in the field of Israel studies.
AICE maintains a database that containing joint U.S.-Israel activities. The database includes recipients of grants from the Binational Science Foundation (BSF), the Binational Agricultural Research and Development Foundation (BARD) and the Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD). Its Economic Partnership Databank contains information on more than 10,000 U.S. companies doing business in or with Israel. To address the critical need to develop new scholars and place established Israel scholars on campus, AICE has created the Israel Scholar Development Fund (ISDF). Some of their other major projects include bringing Israeli professors to teach Israel-related courses on U.S campuses, supporting visiting Israeli scholars teaching in the US.
Visiting Israeli Professors (VIPs)
AICE fellowship program, "Schusterman Visiting Israeli Professors", brings Israeli academics to American campuses in order to ensure that expertise in the field will continue to be available from Israel while expanding within the United States. Visiting Israeli professors come from the Israeli universities Hebrew University, University of Haifa, Tel Aviv University, Ben Gurion University, and Bar Ilan University. In 2008, AICE financially assisted 29 Israelis (26 professors and three postdoctoral fellows) offering 70 courses in 27 universities throughout the United States and a further 11 graduate fellows and two postdoctoral research fellows. In the 2013-2014 academic year, AICE reportedly selected at least 20 VIPs.
The Dream Team Initiative and Campus Intelligence Project: An initiative created with the purpose of countering the boycott Israel movement and other attacks against Israel, and investigating the subject.