Greg Lukianoff Will Appear on Brandeis Blog
May 3, 2013
The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, an independent civil rights organization established to fight campus anti-Semitism, announced today that civil libertarian Greg Lukianoff will appear as a guest on its popular Louis D. Brandeis Center Blog next week.
April was a harsh month, bringing several unfortunate developments on and off campus. However, Brandeis Center lawyers have been busy, spending much of the month in California working with university students, professors and administrators to combat campus anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism.
UC Berkeley Student Senate Passes Anti-Israel Boycott Motion Brandeis Blog
April 22, 2013
The Daily Californian and J Weekly are reporting that the University of California at Berkeley student senate passed a resolution this morning calling for divestment from Israel. The debate had reportedly been “heated” and lasted over ten hours, with the final vote taken just before 5:30 a.m. this morning. Supporters reportedly reacted to the news with “cheering, stomping and cries of joy”:
International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism’s June 2013 international conference on “Boycotts - Past and Present" June 20, 2013
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will appear at the International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism’s June 2013 international conference on “Boycotts - Past and Present,” hosted by the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Review of Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America
“Kenneth Marcus has given us a book that is thoughtful and impassioned, creative and careful, erudite and provocative. Everyone concerned about vicious anti-Zionism and antisemitism on campus should read it.” This is the judgment of Prof. Paul Burstein in his new review of Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (Cambridge University Press: 2010) for the current issue of AJS Review.
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.
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus explains the "Three Conceptions of Religious Freedom" at the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem.
Free Speech on Campus and the Spirit of Louis Brandeis Brandeis Blog
May 6, 2013
I was pleased earlier this year when Ken Marcus, President of the Brandeis Center, asked me to guest blog for the Brandeis Center regarding my recent book, Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, and my work as President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).
When I think about the historiography of modern anti-Semitism, I think of two odd bookends: the historian Martin Jay—whose claim to fame is a book on the Horkheimer-Adorno Frankfurt School, but whose more recent jag is the claim that Jews themselves (because of Zionism, etc.) are the primary cause of post-Holocaust anti-Semitism and Albert Lindemann whose “Esau’s Tears” (1997) argues that Jews (because of their “pushy” entry into the professions, etc.) were the primary cause of pre-Holocaust anti-Semitism.
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus argues that America’s traditional form of religious freedom does not protect all Americans equally. Marcus delivered this research in Jerusalem on May 16 at the Israel Democracy Institute’s (IDI) International Conference on the Role of Religion in Human Rights Discourse. Kenneth L. Marcus
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