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Hundreds of UC Alums Join 23 Groups Urging Schools to Adopt State Department Antisemitism Definition
Algemeiner

May 19, 2015

Fueling a roiling debate over antisemitism on college campuses, more than 500 alumni from the University of California wrote a letter to UC President Janet Napolitano on Tuesday urging the UCs to adopt a number of measures to rein in antisemitic acts against students.

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How interfaith groups are combating the rise in anti-Semitism
Desert News

May 15, 2015

The rise in anti-Semitism, highlighted by murderous attacks on Jewish targets in Paris and Copenhagen earlier this year, suggests a looming concern on the global stage, and a conflict between elements of radical Islam and Jewish people.

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LDB Commends Senator Stone for his work on SCR-35
May 13, 2015

Last Friday, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) (www.brandeiscenter.com) wrote to California Senator Jeff Stone, commending him for his work on Senate Concurrent Resolution #35 (SCR-35)

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LDB & SPME Urge Connecticut College Re: Andrew Pessin
May 12, 2015

This morning, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) and Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) have joined together to express concern over hate and bias at Connecticut College, specifically regarding the recent vicious retaliation suffered by Philosophy Professor Andrew Pessin.

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LDB Staff Attorney to Speak at Beth Tfiloh
April 28, 2015

On Tuesday evening, April 28th, Vogelstein will speak at a special program designed for parents of Beth Tfiloh alumni, many of whom currently have children in college.

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The BDS Movement: A Symposium
April 27, 2015

Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz will deliver the keynote address and LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will provide concluding remarks at this University of Baltimore law school conference.

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Yom Ha’Zikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut
April 24, 2015

On Friday, April 24th, LDB attorney Aviva Vogelstein will visit her former high school, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, and speak at a special assembly for Yom Ha’Zikaron (Remembrance Day) and Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day).

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LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus at Cardozo
April 22, 2015

On Wednesday, April 22, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will speak to the LDB chapter at Cardozo law about civil rights and anti-Semitism in America.

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WWII Symposium at Brooklyn Law
April 22, 2015

The Brooklyn Law School’s LDB Chapter will co-sponsor a World War II Symposium, with a series of speakers relating to WWII, the Holocaust, and anti-Semitism.

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Three Conceptions of Religious Freedom

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).

The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel

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.”


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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.


Campaigning for Justice on College Campuses ~Kenneth L. Marcus, President and General Counsel, Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
 
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Will Anti-Semitism Spread From American Universities to American Culture?
Ben Cohen, Mosaic Magazine
May 12, 2015


At the end of her sweeping probe into the normalization of anti-Semitism on American campuses, Ruth Wisse lays down a double challenge.

Kantor Center Reports on Surging Global Anti-Semitism
Jonathan Molina, The Brandeis Blog
April 26, 2015


The 2014 Kantor Center annual report highlights a 38% worldwide increase in violent anti-Semitic incidents compared to 2013. The Kantor Center, based at Tel Aviv University, specializes in contemporary European Jewry and publishes an annual detailed report on anti-Semitism worldwide.

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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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Fact Sheet on the Elements of Anti-Semitic Discourse

Law Student Chapter Fact Sheet - LDB is committed to combating anti-Semitism on college and university campuses across the nation.

Title VI Fact Sheet - Short Guide to the Law Against Campus Anti-Semitism

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  “Ken Marcus… is prepared to initiate and lead the fightback against campus antisemitism."
 
 
Prof. Lesley Klaff, in Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, vol. 3, no. 2 (2011).
 
 
 
Students
Faculty
Administrators
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
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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
 

L. Rachel Lerman, Esq.
L. Rachel Lerman is a partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where she focuses on appellate and trial strategy in complex civil and financial restructuring cases.
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