The Anti-Semitic BDS Campaigns on Campus:What is Their Impact? Jerusalem Post
August 25, 2015
The conventional wisdom today in the United States and Israel is that American campuses are rife with anti-Semitism and hostility toward Israel stoked by the boycott, sanctions and divestment (BDS) campaign.
University of Toronto Rejects BDS Brandeis Blog
August 3, 2015
This past year has been a busy one in the educational, political, and legal BDS realms. Just this past week, the Board of Directors of the University of Toronto Student Union (UTSU) voted, as first reported by Shalom Life, to reject creating and funding a side committee to explore the possibilities to develop the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
What Legal Rights and Recourse do Jewish Students have when faced with anti-Semitism on campuses September 9, 2015
On Wednesday, September 9, from 12-3:30pm, the Louis D. Brandeis Center will team up with The Decalogue Society of Lawyers, StandWithUs, and JUF's Israel Education Center to sponsor a panel on the legal rights and recourse Jewish students have when faced with anti-Semitism on campuses.
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.
Leading Anti-Semitism Scholars Urge Adoption of Anti-Semitism Definition Brandeis Blog
August 31, 2015
Many of the world’s leading scholars of anti-Semitism, including LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus, have just issued the following joint letter urging University of California President Janet Napolitano and the University of California regents to adopt the U.S. State Department definition of anti-Semitism:
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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