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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Alvin H. Rosenfeld Alvin Rosenfeld is Director of The Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, the Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies and Professor of Jewish Studies and English at Indiana University in Bloomington.