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LDB Statement on South Carolina Anti-Semitism Bill
May 11, 2017

Kenneth L. Marcus, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, made the following statement today after the South Carolina General Assembly adjourned before final passage of a bill to combat campus anti-Semitism:

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Bill defining anti-Semitism on South Carolina college campuses stalls for the year
Post and Courier

May 11, 2017

The South Carolina Senate on Thursday put the brakes on a bill that would spell out a specific definition for anti-Semitism on state college campuses.

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May 2017 - Turning the tide against BDS
May 3, 2017

The Brandeis Center is pleased to have some more more good news in the fight against BDS.

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South Carolina Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Campus Anti-Semitism Bill
Jewish Press

April 28, 2017

The South Carolina Senate’s higher education subcommittee on Thursday unanimously approved S. 3643, a bill to combat campus anti-Semitism. In March, H. 3643 overwhelmingly passed the South Carolina House of Representatives, by a vote of 103 – 3. Once the bill is considered by the full Senate, it will go to the Governor to be signed into law.

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South Carolina Anti-Semitism Bill One Step Closer to Becoming Law
Jewish Voice

April 27, 2017

Kenneth L. Marcus, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, made the following statement last week commending the South Carolina Senate’s higher education subcommittee for unanimously approving H. 3643, a bill to combat campus anti-Semitism:

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Fighting Anti-Semitism in the Current Climate
May 10, 2017

LDB’s Kenneth L. Marcus will address Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon, CA, about the campaign against anti-Semitism.

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Anti-Semitism on Campuses and the BDS Movement
May 7, 2017

LDB's Director of Legal Initiatives, Aviva Vogelstein, will speak at Congregation Har Tzeon - Agudath Achim on, "Anti-Semitism on Campuses and the BDS Movement."

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Campus Speech Codes and Harassment
April 19, 2017

On Wednesday, April 19, Professor Alex Tsesis will speak to the LDB chapter at Chicago-Kent College of Law on the topic of, "Campus Speech Codes and Harassment."

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The Legality of Jerusalem as Israel's Capitol
April 4, 2017

On Tuesday, April 4, Professor Oren Gross will address the LDB chapter at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on the Legality of Jerusalem as Israel's Capitol.

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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.

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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.

Kenneth Marcus, Esq., President and Founder of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, discusses his book - "The Definition of Anti-Semitism."
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The Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017 Advances
Edward Kunz, Brandeis Center
May 22, 2017

Earlier this month, H.R. 672 was received in the U. S. Senate after passing the House of Representatives unanimously. H.R. 672, the “Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017,” is a bill which “expresses the sense of Congress that it is in the U.S. national interest to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad.” Originally introduced by Representative Nita Lowey of New York, H.R. 672 has enjoyed widespread bipartisan support.

University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Student Judiciary Rules Against Discrimination
Aviva Vogelstein, Brandeis Blog
May 22, 2017

Earlier this month, the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s (“UW”) Student Judiciary stood up for the rights of Jewish students on campus. The Student Judiciary ruled in favor of five students (the “Petitioners”) who filed a complaint against the Chair and Vice Chair of the Associated Students of Madison (“ASM”) Student Council, for violating the Constitutional rights of Jewish students and the ASM’s bylaws.

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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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Student Chapter Fact Sheet

The Louis D. Brandeis Center FAQs About Defining Anti-Semitism

Fact Sheet on the Elements of Anti-Semitic Discourse

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If you are concerned about anti-Semitism on your campus, or if you seek advice about best practices, contact us.

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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

Judd A. Serotta, Esq.
Judd A. Serotta is a litigation partner at Blank Rome LLP. He has over 16 years of experience successfully litigating complex commercial disputes in a host of different federal and state jurisdictions throughout the United States, as well as through alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
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