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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. The theme of the IAJLJ’s conference will be “International Human Rights and Israel: Politicization or a Complex Reality."

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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, Deputy Military Advocate General of the Israel Defense Forces on Monday, November 17. Dr. Shamir-Borer, who is traveling in conjunction with of Our Soldiers Speak, will present a substantive analysis of the legal challenges facing democracies when prosecuting asymmetrical military campaigns against non-state actors.
   

From Affirmative Action to the New Anti-Semitism: Civil Rights Challenges in Higher Education
October 15, 2014

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will address timely civil rights issues in this public lecture at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

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Have We Moved on from Civility?
October 14, 2014

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will deliver a public lecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Center for Professional and Applied Ethics on the question, “Have We Moved on From Civility? And If So, What is Next?" The event will take place on Tuesday, October 14, from 2-3:30 p.m. in Cone 208.

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Brandeis Center Launches UVA Law School Chapter
September 17, 2014

Brandeis Center Staff Attorney Danit Sibovits and Civil Rights Legal Fellow Aviva Vogelstein will appear at the launch of the new Louis D. Brandeis Center chapter at the University of Virginia School of Law on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. The UVA School of Law is located at 580 Massie Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Law students who are interested in helping to organize an LDB law student chapter should contact Aviva Vogelstein at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
   

Brandeis Center Testifies Before Rights Panel
July 25, 2014

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will testify on “Fighting Sexual Harassment in American Higher Education” before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights at a federal briefing on
"Enforcement of Sexual Harassment Policy at Educational Institutions by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ).” The briefing will begin at 9:00 a.m. at 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW,
Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425

http://www.usccr.gov/calendar/agendas/USSCR-Agenda_Briefing_07-25-14_rev.pdf
   

Brandeis Center Co-Sponsors Capitol Hill Symposium
July 9, 2014

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will participate in the July 9, 2014 symposium in Washington, D.C., “10 years and counting … Assessing 10 Years Since the Unjust Advisory Opinion by The International Court of Justice on the Construction of Israel’s Terrorism Prevention Security Fence.”

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What is Anti-Semitic About the Movement to Boycott, Divest From, and Sanction Israel? at Tel Aviv University
May 14, 2014

Kenneth L. Marcus address “What is Anti-Semitic About the Movement to Boycott, Divest From, and Sanction Israel?” at Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel, in a conference on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement sponsored by the Israel Academia Monitor on May 14 at 6:00 p.m.

   

Deciphering the ‘New’ Antisemitism: An International Scholar's Conference
April 6-8, 2014

Dr. Alvin Rosenfeld, a member of LDB’s Board of Academic Advisors, will convene this important international scholars’ conference from April 6-8, 2014, on behalf of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at Indiana University Bloomington. LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will present new research on “The Ideology of the New Anti-Semitism” at the conference on April 6, 2014.

Read more: http://www.indiana.edu/~iscaweb/events.shtml

   

Kenneth L. Marcus at UPenn Law School
April 2, 2014

On April 2, 2014 at noon, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will address the University of Pennsylvania Law School LDB chapter on "Civil Rights Advocacy: Combating Discrimination in Higher Education.”
   

Launch of Northeastern Law School Chapter
March 19, 2014

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law is happy to announce the launch of its Northeastern law student chapter, located in Boston. The law school chapter initiative is the newest phase in the Brandeis Center’s campaign against campus anti- Semitism.

The launch at UPenn will take place on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Northeastern Law school is located at 400 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. Law students who are interested in helping to organize an LDB law student chapter should contact Danit Sibovits at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
   

Politicizing Education: Title VI of the Higher Education Act
March 19th, 2014

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will speak at the Endowment for Middle East Truth’s March 19 Capitol Hill seminar on bias and politicization in federally funded Middle East Studies programs.

Room 385
Russell Senate Office Building,
Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, March 19th
12:00-2:00 pm

Lunch to be Served
(Dietary Laws Observed)
For more information or to RSVP, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
   

The New Anti-Semitism
March 18, 2014

St. Louis University

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will discuss “The New Anti-Semitism” during a lunchtime event at St. Louis University School of Law
   

Professor Amos Guiora to Speak at UCLA
February 11th, 2014

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law is happy to announce that Professor Amos Guiora, Professor of Law and Co-Direct at the Center for Global Justice at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will speak at UCLA Law School about the Middle East Peace Process. The law school chapter initiative is the newest phase in the Brandeis Center’s campaign against campus anti- Semitism.

The event at UCLA will take place on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. UCLA Law School located at 71 Dodd Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095. Law students who are interested in helping to organize an LDB law student chapter should contact Danit Sibovits at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

   

Launch of UPenn Law School Chapter
February 5, 2014

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law is happy to announce the launch of its first Ivy League law student chapter at University of Pennsylvania Law School, located in Philadelphia. The law school chapter initiative is the newest phase in the Brandeis Center’s campaign against campus anti- Semitism.

The launch at UPenn will take place on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. It will be in room Silverman 240A of UPenn Law School located at 3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Law students who are interested in helping to organize an LDB law student chapter should contact Danit Sibovits at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
   

American University Law Student Chapter Event
February 5, 2014

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will address LDB’s law student chapter at the American University Washington College of Law on campus anti-Semitism. The event will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 pm on February 5, 2014.

   

The Impact of the BDS Movement on U.S. Campuses
December 16, 2013


Monday, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM, Sheraton Boston

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will participate in a discussion of the movement to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel at the Association for Jewish Studies 2013 annual meeting.
   

Campus Anti-Semitism: Law, Policy, and Advocacy
December 11, 2013

Kenneth L. Marcus will address actual and potential legal responses to the recent resurgence of anti-Semitism in American higher education with particular emphasis on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution; regulations and guidance from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR); and recent cases decided by OCR. Additionally, the presentation will explore the tensions between civil rights and civil liberties that arise in these cases; the gaps and limitations in existing legislation; and techniques for effective legal advocacy in this field.

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 Fifth Avenue
25th Floor
New York, NY 10153
(between 58th and 59th Streets)

Space is very limited
Kosher lunch will be served
Photo ID required

To attend, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Friday, December 6
Please include your full name and employer/title.

Your RSVP must be confirmed to attend.
   

Law, Anti-Semitism and Higher Education
December 3, 2013

Kenneth Marcus lecture at Harvard Law School on "Law, Anti-Semitism and Higher Education" for the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP).
   

Israel, BDS, Academic Freedom and the Law. at Fordham Law School
November 20, 2013

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law is pleased to present a Fordham Law School mini-conference on "Israel, BDS, Academic Freedom and the Law." Hosted by the Fordham Law School Jewish Students Association, the conference is co-sponsored by LDB, the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, and The Lawfare Project.

The event is from 4:30 - 6:00 pm

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will deliver introductory remarks, followed by a panel of experts:

Richard Cravatts, President, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East

Brooke Goldstein, President, The Lawfare Project, and

Stephen Greenwald, Immediate Past President, American Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists

The event will take place in room 207 at Fordham University School of Law located at 140 W 62nd St, New York, NY 10023.
   

A General Overview on Disparate Impact Theory
November 19, 2013

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services on "A General Overview on Disparate Impact Theory," Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn House Office Building.

http://financialservices.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=361135
   

2013 National Lawyers Convention
November 15, 2013

Kenneth L. Marcus will participate in a panel on "The Use of Disparate Impact" at noon on Friday, November 15, as part of the Federalist Society's 2013 annual National Lawyer's Convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

http://www.fed-soc.org/events/detail/2013-national-lawyers-convention

   

Law, Civil Rights and Campus Anti-Semitism
November 12, 2013

Kenneth Marcus will be speaking at UCLA law school on November 12, hosted by the UCLA chapter of the Louis D. Brandeis Center

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Launch of First East Coast Law School Chapter
November 5th, 2013

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law is happy to announce the launch of its first East Coast law student chapter at American University’s Washington College of Law, located in Washington DC. The law school chapter initiative is the newest phase in the Brandeis Center’s campaign against campus anti- Semitism.

The launch at American University will take place on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. It will be in room 403 of the Washington College of Law located at 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20016. Law students who are interested in helping to organize an LDB law student chapter should contact Danit Sibovits at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
   

Law, Anti-Semitism, and Higher Education
October 16, 2013

Join the AAJLJ's New York Area Chapter for a special luncheon featuring Kenneth L. Marcus speaking on Law, Anti-Semitism, and Higher Education

Mr. Marcus will address the resurgence of anti-Semitism on American college campuses; the relationship between anti-Semitism and anti-Israel propaganda and advocacy; and the role of lawyers in responding to resurgent campus anti-Semitism.

In particular, he will discuss the impact of recent cases and the road forward for those who support the rights of Jewish students in higher education.

WHERE: Offices of Gibson Dunn, 200 Park Avenue, NY

WHEN: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

A kosher lunch will be served.

Seating is limited.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 14, 2013 to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
   

International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism’s June 2013 international conference on “Boycotts - Past and Present"
June 20, 2013

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will appear at the International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism’s June 2013 international conference on “Boycotts - Past and Present,” hosted by the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism at Birkbeck College, University of London.

http://www.pearsinstitute.bbk.ac.uk/events/events-calendar/boycotts-past-and-present/view/2013-06-20
   

The Conundrum of Race: Civil Rights, Law & Jewish Identity
January 29, 2013

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will deliver an invited lecture at Kalamazoo College on the complex, challenging and intellectually provocative questions that arise at the intersection of civil rights and Jewish identity.

DATE:JANUARY 29, 2013
TIME: 7:30PM
PLACE: OLMSTED ROOM – KALAMAZOO COLLEGE


TALK SPONSORED BY THE JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM & THE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
   

Campus Anti-Semitism and Legal Efforts to Combat It
January 28, 2013

ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED AT: http://www.decaloguesociety.com
For more information: 312.981.0105

Kosher Lunch Available for Purchase in Advance for $10

One hour of MCLE credit is available.

THE DECALOGUE SOCIETY & SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER present
CAMPUS ANTI-SEMITISM AND LEGAL EFFORTS TO COMBAT IT

KENNETH L. MARCUS
President and General Counsel
The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law

Kenneth L. Marcus is the author of Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (Cambridge University Press 2010). He is known for pioneering the use of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect Jewish college students.

INTRODUCTION BY RABBI ARON HIER, DIRECTOR, CAMPUS OUTREACH, SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER.
Monday, January 28
12 noon
MILLER CANFIELD

225 WEST WASHINGTON STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60606

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti- Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust. With over 400,000 households in the U.S., it is accredited as an NGO at the U.N. and many other governmental organizations.
   

Campus Anti-Semitism and Civil Rights Law
December 13, 2012

MCLE Lecture by Kenneth L. Marcus of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law

December 13, 2012
Noon — 1:30 PM
Location: Office of Garvey, Schubert Barer Law Firm
1191 Second Avenue
6th Floor Conference Room
Seattle, WA 98101

Cost: $25 per person covers kosher box lunch, beverages, and printed materials

Sponsored by StandWithUs Northwest
Cosponsored by the Cardozo Society of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law

Click for more information and to sign up https://www.standwithus.com/eProNet/nwndl/
   

Contemporary Antisemitism in the UK - In London
December 2, 2012

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will address the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism's conference on "Contemporary Antisemitism in the UK" at the Wiener Library on Sunday, December 2.
   

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) briefing
November 9, 2012

Kenneth Marcus will be presenting at Briefing of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights - on “Federal Civil Rights Engagement with Arab and Muslim American Communities Post 9/11"

http://www.usccr.gov/press/2012/Muslim-American-Engagement-PR_10-24-12.pdf

Location :
Commission headquarters
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1150,
Washington, DC 20425
   

99th Anniversary Convention of Alpha Epsilon Pi
August 10, 2012

On Thursday, August 10, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will address the 99th Anniversary Convention of Alpha Epsilon Pi at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix Arizona. Marcus will speak on civic leadership to this national assembly of Jewish fraternity leaders.
   

Anti-Israelism in American Higher Education
June 28, 2012

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcuswill participate in a panel discussion on "Anti-Israelism in American Higher Education" at Tel Aviv University at 10:30 a.m. on June 28, 2012. He will be joined by LDB Director Richard Cravatts (Simmons) and LDB Advisor Tammi Rossman-Benjamin
   

Anti-Israelism in Higher Education
June 25-27, 2012

Location : University of Haifa, Senate Hall, 29th Hall
Time : 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus and LDB Advisors Richard Cravatts (Simmons) and Tammi Rossman-Benjamin(UC Santa Cruz) will participate in a roundtable discussion on Anti-Israelism in Higher Education at the University of Haifa during the 28th Annual Meeting of the Association for Israel Studies.

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Marcus Debates Zogby
June 21, 2012

Ralph Nader hosts a debate between LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus and James Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute, on anti-Semitism and anti-Arab discrimination, at 12 noon on June 21.

Location: Busboys and Poets, 2012 14th Street NW, Washington, DC.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Patrick Sloyan will moderate.
Jack Shaheen, author of "Reel Bad Arabs" will join the debate on Zogby's side.

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International Conference on the Role of Religion in Human Rights Discourse
May 16, 2012

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will address the Freedom of Religion at this conference of the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem.

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Unmasked: Judeophobia and the Threat to Civilization
February 19, 2012

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will speak at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival after the Southeastern premier of Unmasked: Judeophobia and the Threat to Civilization.

Marcus appears in the film as an expert on anti-Semitism in higher education. 4:00 p.m., Lafont Sandy Springs.
   


 
 
  “Not long ago, Kenneth Marcus served as one of the government’s top civil rights enforcers, helping Hispanics and blacks fight discrimination. For the past three years, he has been fighting the good fight on behalf of his fellow Jews.”

 
 
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