Documents Reveal How Anti-Israel Group at California Public Universities Got Campus Funding for Highly Charged Political Activities The Blaze
November 25, 2015
Documents from several California public universities reveal that activists with campus chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine received thousands of dollars in campus grants for their activities, which included funding for controversial anti-Israel speakers and highly charged political campus events.
LDB Praises Hunter College Statement, While Urging Further Action
November 24, 2015
This afternoon, the Brandeis Center applauded the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Hunter College for condemning anti-Semitism on its campus as an important first step, while still urging further action from CUNY administrators.
Aviva Vogelstein on "Fighting Campus Anti-Semitism" November 24, 2015
On Tuesday, November 24th, LDB Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will speak to LDB students at CUNY Law School and provide them with legal tools to combat anti-Semitism and the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
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 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.
New Books in Jewish Studies: Interview with Kenneth L. Marcus Michelle Yabes, Brandeis Blog
November 18, 2015
Recently, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus gave an enlightening interview to Jason Shulman for the New Books in Jewish Studies podcast series. The interview focused not only on Marcus’ new book, The Definition of Anti-Semitism, but also on the troubling resurgence of anti-Semitism in American higher education.
European Sociological Association Passes New Anti-Boycott Guidelines Michael Kleinman, Brandeis Blog
November 5, 2015
In August, the European Social Association (ESA), an academic association of sociologists and a non-profit Europe-wide association made up of over 2000 member scholars, approved ethical guidelines holding that “its members, conference participants and partners are not to be discriminated against in any way, direct or indirect, including boycott of themselves or their institutions, based on their ethnic, national [or] religious…backgrounds.”
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.
Dawinder S. Sidhu Dawinder "Dave" S. Sidhu is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico and has held positions at Oxford University Faculty of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard University's Pluralism Project, the University of Baltimore School of Law, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.