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March 2015 Brandeis Brief - Preparing for a Hot Spring
March 3, 2015

In our experience, the spring semester is often the worst time for anti-Israel and anti-Semitic campus activity.

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College Students Gather in Boston to ‘Break the Hate’
Jewish Journal

February 26, 2015

Two years ago, just before Thanksgiving break, David Denesh took to social media to organize a spontaneous gathering for Boston University students show their support of Israel.

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Alarming study on U.S. campus anti-Semitism levels is a wakeup call
Haaretz

February 25, 2015

A study of American Jewish university students has found that a majority experienced or witnessed at least one anti-Semitic incident during a single year.

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Emory law students launch chapter to fight anti-Semitism
AJC.com

February 23, 2015

Emory University law school students on Monday launched a student chapter of a national human rights organization to fight anti-Semitism and provide advocacy to victims for free.

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The StandWithUs Anti-BDS Conference: Combating the Boycott Movement Against Israel
March 21-23, 2015

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will address the StandWithUs Anti-BDS Conference at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Legal Complexities in Contemporary Asymmetrical Conflicts
March 17, 2015

The Cornell Law School Chapter of the Louis D. Brandeis Center will host Major Nadav of the Israel Defense Forces for a presentation on “Legal Complexities in Contemporary Asymmetrical Conflicts: Challenges in the Middle East” on March 17 at 6:15pm in Myron Taylor Hall.

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The European Union Definition of Anti-Semitism
March 6, 2015

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will present new research for a panel on “The European Union’s Response to Anti-Semitism” at the biennial conference of the European Union Studies Association at the Hyatt Regency Boston.

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Cornell University launches LDB Chapter
February 26, 2015

LDB Staff Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will speak at the launch of Cornell’s new LDB law student chapter – the sixth Brandeis Center chapter launch during the month of February alone!

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Prof. Avi Bell to speak to LDB Chapter at UCLA
February 25, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25th, University of San Diego and Bar Ilan University Professor Avi Bell, will address LDB students at UCLA. Professor Bell is a well-recognized expert in the field of international law.

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Three Conceptions of Religious Freedom

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus contributes a chapter on “Three Conceptions of Religious Freedom” to Hanoch Dagan, Shahar Lifschitz and Yedidia Z. Stern’s new edited volume on Religion and the Discourse of Human Rights (Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Democracy Institute, 2014).

The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus contributes a chapter on anti-Semitism in the anti-Israel boycott movement in Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm, Jr.’s upcoming volume, “The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel.”


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Contact Brandeis Center Lawyers About Campus Anti-Semitism

Students and professors: If you are aware of anti-Semitic or anti-Israeli incidents on your college or university campus, please contact lawyers at the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law.

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Acclaimed filmmaker Gloria Greenfield teamed up with Emmy Award-winning editor Raoul Rosenberg to create this important film on the Brandeis Center and its campaign against campus anti-Semitism.


Campaigning for Justice on College Campuses ~Kenneth L. Marcus, President and General Counsel, Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
 
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ASUC Senate Passes Bill Condemning Anti-Semitism
Bianca Carrillo, The Brandeis Blog
February 26, 2015


Fantastic news for UC Berkley’s Jewish students came this week. On Wednesday, February 25th, the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) unanimously passed a bill in their senate that condemns campus anti-Semitism.

Ken Marcus: One on One
Shelley Sackett, Jewish Journal
February 26, 2015


During his Boston stay, Kenneth Marcus (pictured above) answered these questions for The Journal:

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LDB-Trinity College Report
Barry A. Kosmin & Ariela Keysar
LDB and Trinity College have issued this important 2015 “Anti-Semitism Report,” presenting results from a national demographic survey of American Jewish college students. This report shows that more than half of 1,157 self-identified Jewish students at 55 campuses nationwide who took part in an online survey reported having having experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism on their campuses during the last academic year.

The Morass of Middle East Studies: Title VI of the Higher Education Act and Federally Funded Area Studies

Six years ago, Congress recognized the need for “diverse perspectives” in federally funded Middle East Studies programs. Congress had created the so-called “Title VI programs” in 1958 to address Cold War national security demands. After September 11, 2001, it was more important than ever to provide United States intelligence and armed services agencies with a pipeline of skilled workers. Unfortunately, Title VI programs were not serving their intended purpose.


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Fact Sheet on the Elements of Anti-Semitic Discourse

Law Student Chapter Fact Sheet - LDB is committed to combating anti-Semitism on college and university campuses across the nation.

Title VI Fact Sheet - Short Guide to the Law Against Campus Anti-Semitism

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  “With the rapid rise of campus anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli incitement, which has reached epidemic proportions across the United States, the Louis D. Brandeis Center is an idea whose time has come. It is fulfilling a vital function in protecting the civil rights of Jewish students throughout the nation.”
 
 
Sarah N. Stern
President, Endowment for Middle East Truth
 
 
 
Students
Faculty
Administrators
If you are concerned about anti-Semitism on your campus, or if you seek advice about best practices, contact us.

Our attorneys and experts are here to help!
 
 
 
Research Articles
and Reports
Over 50% of Jewish American college students report that they experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism on their campuses during the 2013-2014 academic year. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has announced that campus anti-Semitism “is a serious problem which warrants further attention.” Campus anti-Semitism can include subjecting Jewish students to different treatment, harassment, violence or a hostile environment. In some cases, campus anti-Semitism is related to anti-Israel sentiment. In other cases, it is not. For most purposes, we define anti-Semitism according to the U.S. Department of State definition of anti-Semitism. .
 
 
 
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Advisory Board Spotlight
 

Charles A. Small
Dr. Charles Asher Small is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP), and the Koret Distinguished Scholar, Stanford University, Hoover Institution. He was the founding Director of the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA); and lectured on the Ethics, Politics and Economic Program, Political Science Department, Yale University.
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