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Lawfare Project Refutes BDS Legal Arguments
Brandeis Blog

February 4, 2016

The Lawfare Project has just published a legal analysis paper it believes will “demolish the claims of Palestine Legal and the Center for Constitutional Rights” that the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement aimed against Israel is impervious to legal threat.

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February 2016 - What's Hot
February 2, 2016

During this cold winter, two things are hot at the Brandeis Center:campus controversies and legislative advances.

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Student Expelled From Prestigious French University for Anti-Semitism
Brandeis Blog

January 22, 2016

Amira Jumaa is 20 years old; she is Kuwaiti and we were studying at the same French university, Sciences Po Paris. “Were,” because she recently got expelled for anti-Semitism.

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LDB Attorney Aviva Vogelstein, “New Frontiers In Confronting Anti-Semitism”
March 2, 2016

On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, LDB Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will speak on a panel entitled, "The Battle on Campus and What BDS Means." The Panel is part of a 5-part series for Baltimore Jewish communal professionals, lay leaders, and students on "New Frontiers in Confronting Anti-Semitism."

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Prof. Eugene Kontorovich at Cardozo Law School
February 4, 2016

On Thursday, February 4, Cardozo's LDB Chapter will host Professor Eugene Kontorovich, who will speak about how group boycotts, such as BDS, violate U.S. law.

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LDB Attorney Aviva Vogelstein, "Fighting Campus Anti-Semitism and BDS"
February 3, 2016

On Wednesday, February 3. LDB Staff Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will address law students at Loyola University on "Fighting Campus Anti-Semitism and BDS."

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LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus returns to his alma mater, UC Berkeley
February 3, 2016

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus (J.D., UC Berkeley (Boalt) 1991) returns to his alma mater to inaugurate our newest LDB chapter! On Wednesday, February 3, the LDB chapter at UC Berkeley has invited President Marcus to speak on the topic of, "From BigLaw to Public Interest Advocate: Fighting Anti-Semitism and Racism."

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The Definition of Anti-Semitism

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus has written the authoritative volume on this complex, politically contested issue for Oxford University Press (2015). What is anti-Semitism? The Definition of Anti-Semitism is the first book-length study to explore this central question in the context of the new anti-Semitism.

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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Robbins: Ex-Soviet dissident tackles moral indifference
Jeff Robbins, Boston Herald
February 2, 2016


The sweet faces of the two young Israeli women hacked to death by Palestinians last month pain Israelis deeply, and the indifference to these murders and so many others confounds them. Dafna Meir, a 38-year-old mother of 6, was stabbed to death in her home on Jan. 17; Shlomit Krigman, slaughtered Jan. 26 near her local grocery, was 23.

Hitler’s Presence Online
Michelle Yabes, Brandeis Blog
January 28, 2016


The Israeli Students Combating Anti-Semitism (ISCA), a project by The National Union of Israeli Students (NUIS), recently released a media report examining Adolf Hitler’s presence online.

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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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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
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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
 

Kenneth L. Marcus
Kenneth L. Marcus is President and General Counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and author of the award-winning Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (New York: Cambridge University Press: 2010). Marcus founded the Brandeis Center in 2011 to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism in American higher education.
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