About The Brandeis Center  

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law is an independent, unaffiliated, nonprofit corporation established to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all.  LDB conducts research, education, and advocacy to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism on college and university campuses.  Read More.

LDB was founded in 2011 by Kenneth L. Marcus, former Staff Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and author of Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010).           
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Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for overall governance of the Center including policy direction and general oversight.
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Academic Advisory Board
LDB’s research function is supported by an Academic Advisory Board composed of leading scholars from around the world.  Hon. Irwin Cotler, the former Minister of Justice of Canada, serves as honorary chair of the Board.     
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Legal Advisory Board
LDB’s legal advocacy is strengthened by an advisory board consisting of leading litigators and corporate attorneys from around the United States. 
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What Others Are Saying
LDB and its President have received early praise from a number of important commentators and media sources.   
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Our Namesake
Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, a legendary litigator, a renowned scholar, and a man of great integrity.    
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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).
If you are concerned about anti-Semitism on your campus, or if you seek advice about best practices, contact us.

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Campus Anti-Semitism
Over 40% of Jewish American college students report that they have experienced or are aware of anti-Semitism on their campuses. 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 EUMC Working Definition of Anti-Semitism, as endorsed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and U.S. Department of State.
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Advisory Board Spotlight

Ruth R. Wisse
Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, and has taught at McGill, Stanford, New York, Hebrew and Tel Aviv universities.
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