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September 2017 - SJP Punished
September 11, 2017

In a major victory for free speech on American campuses, the University of California Irvine has placed their chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine on probation for a two-year period.

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SJP Sanctioned at UC Irvine
Brandeis Blog

September 6, 2017

Following years of disruptive behavior by the University of California at Irvine (UCI)’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), UCI announced last week that it has sanctioned SJP “with disciplinary probation for two academic years.

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California University Puts Students For Justice in Palestine on Probation
Jerusalem Post

September 3, 2017

The University of California, Irvine, has sanctioned its local chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine with disciplinary probation for two academic years for disrupting an event held by a pro-Israel student group on campus the evening of May 10, 2017.

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Indiana University Reports on Social Media Anti-Semitism
Brandeis Blog

August 21, 2017

"With the advent of the Internet, antisemitic messages are disseminated more quickly and widely than ever before, and often go unchallenged,” opens a new report from the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism (ISCA) based out of Indiana University.

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LDB Launches Newest Law Student Chapter at Case Western
September 26, 2017

LDB is pleased to officially launch its newest law student chapter at CWRU Law School! The LDB law students at CWRU will help respond to anti-Semitic incidents should they arise on their own campus or in their region, and will hold educational panels and events on topics such as legal strategies to combat anti-semitism, civil rights laws in the U.S., international human rights law, and more.

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LDB’s Aviva Vogelstein to Speak at Cardozo and CUNY Schools of Law
September 25, 2017

LDB’s Director of Legal Initiatives, Aviva Vogelstein, will address the LDB chapter at her law school alma mater, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, on September 25, 2017 from 12-1pm.

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LDB's Director of Legal Initiatives Aviva Vogelstein in Minneapolis
September 18-19, 2017

LDB’s Director of Legal Initiatives, Aviva Vogelstein, will meet with and speak to students at the LDB chapters at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and University of Minnesota Law School, on September 18 and September 19, respectively.

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Our World Today and in The Future
September 18, 2017

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia will welcome LDB’s Human rights expert Kenneth L. Marcus to its lunchtime discussion series in Fairfax, Virginia, where he will discuss his book on “The Definition of Anti-Semitism.”

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LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus at Cornell
September 14, 2017

On Thursday, September 14, LDB President & General Counsel Kenneth L. Marcus will address the LDB Law Student Chapter at Cornell University on the topic of, "Making Dollars or Making Change: Big Law, Human Rights, and Becoming a Purposeful Lawyer.”

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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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How Anti-Semitism Infiltrates the Left
Ali Rosenblatt, Brandeis Blog
August 21, 2017

The United Kingdom’s Labour party and its trade unions, like the University College Union (UCU), consider themselves progressive and “antiracist” spaces. As such, these arenas pride themselves on being free of prejudice in the form of sexism, racism, or otherwise.

Whitewashed: Anti-Semitism in the U.K. Labour Party
Ali Rosenblatt, Brandeis Blog
August 16, 2017

The film, Whitewashed: Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, can be found online at J-TV, a YouTube channel dedicated to global Jewish interests and issues. A short documentary, it is a partner film to a book of the same title and these are part of The Whitewashed Project. The project was produced and self-financed by a group of individuals in the United Kingdom who are invested in the subject matter.

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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.

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

Ruth R. Wisse
Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, and has taught at McGill, Stanford, New York, Hebrew and Tel Aviv universities.
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