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LDB to Appear at Bard College “Real Talk” Conference
October 20, 2016

This week, Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) President Kenneth L. Marcus will be a featured speaker at the "Real Talk Conference 2016: Difficult Questions About Race, Sex, and Religion" at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College.

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Brandeis Center Welcomes Two New Legal Fellows
October 18, 2016

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) is pleased to welcome two new Civil Rights Legal Fellows to the staff, Hana Ma and Rachel Leach. LDB is a national non-profit civil rights legal advocacy organization committed to combating anti-Semitism in higher education.

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October 2016 - Tracking Religious Harassment
October 15, 2016

As the Jewish new year begins, the Brandeis Center continues its campaign against campus anti-Semitism.

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Eric Fusfield on Global Anti-Semitism, Law, and Policy
October 26, 2016

On Wednesday, October 26, Eric Fusfield, Deputy Director of the B’nai B’rith Center for Human Rights and Public Policy and Director of Legislative Affairs for B’nai B’rith International. will speak at the University of Pennsylvania School on law on the topic of Global Anti-Semitism, Law, and Policy.

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Prof. Amos Guiora, “Complicity of the Bystander in the Holocaust”
October 24, 2016

On Monday, October 24, the University Virginia LDB law student chapter will host Prof. Amos Guiora, to speak about the complicity of the bystander in the Holocaust.

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Kenneth L. Marcus in “Real Talk: Difficult Questions About Race, Sex, and Religion”
October 21, 2016

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will be a featured speaker at the "Real Talk Conference 2016: Difficult Questions About Race, Sex, and Religion" at the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College.

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LDB Litigator Jennie Gross in the Twin Cities
October 18-19, 2016

LDB Senior Staff Attorney Jennie Gross will address the LDB Law Student Chapter at the University of St. Thomas on Tuesday, Oct. 18, and at the University of Minnesota on Wednesday, October 19.

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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.

Deciphering the New Anti-Semitism

LDB Academic Advisor Alvin Rosenfeld, Director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Professor of Jewish Studies and English at Indiana University Bloomington has edited an important new volume on Deciphering the New Antisemitism (Indiana University Press 2016).
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus contributes an important chapter on “The Ideology of the New Anti-Semitism” to the volume.

Antisemitism in North America: New Wold, Old Hate

In Antisemitism in North America (Leiden: Brill, 2016), editors Steven K. Baum, Neil J. Kressel, Florette Cohen, and Steven Leonard Jacobs have brought together an impressive array of scholars from diverse disciplines and political orientations to assess the condition of the Jews in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

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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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Why all Labour members need to read parliament’s antisemitism report
Lesley Klaff, The Conversation
October 19, 2016

With two high-profile reports now circulating on antisemitism within the Labour party, it’s time to finally address this problem head on.

Israel’s Two—Equally False—Narratives
Jeffrey Robbins, Observer
October 18, 2016

San Francisco State University’s recent report on anti-Israel students’ organized disruption of a campus event featuring Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat this year casts new light on a spreading phenomenon: pro-Palestinian activists channeling the tenor and tactics of Nazi Brown Shirts while fancying themselves “progressives.”

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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

Gregory H. Stanton
Professor Stanton has received degrees from Oberlin College, Harvard Divinity School, Yale Law School and a masters and doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of Chicago. He was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2001-2002).
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