Harvard suspends purchases from SodaStream after anti-Israel pressure JNS.org
December 17, 2014
After anti-Israel pressure, Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) has suspended its purchase of soda and water machines produced by Israel-based SodaStream, the beverage carbonation company with a plant in Judea and Samaria.
Brandeis Center Addresses BDS, Anti-Semitism and the Law November 20, 2014
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will address “The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement: Anti-Semitism and the Law” at the Dan Eilat Red Sea Hotel on Thursday, November 20, 2014, during the annual meeting of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists in Eilat, Israel.
UVA Chapter Hosts IDF Lt. Gen. Eran Shamir-Borer November 17, 2014
The LDB chapter at the University of Virginia Law School will host a presentation by Lt. Col. Dr. Eran Shamir-Borer, Head of the Strategic Affairs Branch in the International Law Department of the Israeli Defense Force on Monday, November 17.
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus contributes a chapter on “Three Conceptions of Religious Freedom” to Hanoch Dagan, Shahar Lifschitz and Yedidia Z. Stern’s new edited volume on Religion and the Discourse of Human Rights (Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Democracy Institute, 2014).
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus contributes a chapter on anti-Semitism in the anti-Israel boycott movement in Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm, Jr.’s upcoming volume, “The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel.”
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.
Promoting diversity isn’t trying to stifle free speech Kenneth L. Marcus, The Hill
December 8, 2014
Who wants to “stifle” free speech on campus, and who wants to protect it? In their Nov. 21 op-ed on The Hill’s Congress Blog (“Stifling of free speech on campus”), Sondra Hale and Bekah Wolf criticize the Louis D. Brandeis Center’s efforts to ensure that federally funded Title VI outreach programs provide the “diversity of perspectives” that the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) already requires.
Ode to the Anarchists Among Us, Then and Now Harold Brackman, The Brandeis Blog
December 3, 2014
In the U.S., “anarchist” was once a dirty word. Following the 1886 Haymarket Bombing in Chicago, in which 11 including seven policemen were killed by anonymous bombers, cartoons appeared nationwide of wild-eyed, suggestively Germanic anarchists blowing America to hell.
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.
Kenneth L. Marcus Kenneth L. Marcus is President and General Counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and author of the award-winning Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (New York: Cambridge University Press: 2010). Marcus founded the Brandeis Center in 2011 to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism in American higher education.