Events  
 

The Definition of Anti-Semitism, An Evening with Kenneth L. Marcus (Norfolk, VA)
December 6, 2016

LDB’s Kenneth L. Marcus will appear at B'nai Israel Congregation, Norfolk, Virginia, to discuss his book on “The Definition of Anti-Semitism” (Oxford University Press: 2015) from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, as part of the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Family Jewish Book Festival in Norfolk Virginia.

http://bnaiisrael.org/wordpress/event/the-definition-of-anti-semitism-an-evening-with-kenneth-marcus/

   

Fighting Anti-Semitism with Legal Advocacy (Virginia Beach)
December 6, 2016

LDB’s Kenneth L Marcus, will appear for a discussion and information event In Virginia Beach, Virginia, at the Reba & Sam Sandler Family Campus Multi-purpose room.
   

The Heart of New Jersey
December 5, 2016

LDB’s Kenneth L. Marcus addresses “The Definition of Anti-Semitism” at Anshe Emeth Memorial temple in New Brunswick, New Jersey, from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
https://jewishheartnj.org/calendar/kenneth-l-marcus--the-definition-of-anti-semitism-1471544471
   

War by Other Means: Israel, BDS, and the Campus (Harvard University)
December 4, 2016

Kailee Jordan, one of LDB's Communications & Development Interns, will speak at the CAMERA Conference, “War by Other Means: Israel, BDS, and the Campus,” taking place at Harvard University on Sunday, Dec. 4. The conference will focus on issues surrounding campaigns that seek to delegitimize Israel on North American college campuses, and will explore various questions, including: what fuels the anti-Israel movement movement; how did it become so prominent among student groups and faculty members; what role Jewish groups have had in this anti-Israel upsurge; and more.

The conference features experts on these issues including Professor Alan Dershowitz (Harvard), Professor William Jacobson (Cornell), Professor Miriam Elman (Syracuse), AMCHA Initiative Director Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, CAMERA Executive Director Andrea Levin, CAMERA Associate Director Alex Safian, and students from across the country.

   

Educating High School Seniors About Campus Anti-Semitism
November 23, 2016

On Wednesday, November 23, LDB Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will speak on a panel to high school seniors in Baltimore, MD about anti-Semitism on college campuses. She will discuss some of the issues that are common on campuses nowadays - such as the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement - and will offer guidance on how they should respond if they witness or experience any anti-Semitism, including legal responses.
   

St. Louis Jewish Book Festival
November 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

LDB’s Kenneth L. Marcus will present on his book, “The Definition of Anti-Semitism” (Oxford 2015) at the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, 10:30 a.m., November 16, 2016.

http://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/st-louis-jewish-book-festival/festival-events-schedule/
   

Preparing High School Students for the New Reality
November 15, 2016

LDB’s Kenneth L. Marcus addresses Jewish educators on “Legal Approaches to Addressing Anti-Semitism on Campus” in a national conference sponsored by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University (no relation) to address the situation “from anti-Zionism to anti-Semitism."
http://www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/resources/educators2016.html

   

The Israel - Palestinian Conflict Through The Lens of Negotiations
November 15-16, 2016

Harvard Law School, Nov. 15 & UVA Law School, Nov. 16

Our Soldiers Speak's Ambassador Arthur Koll will speak to LDB law students on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Harvard Law School, and on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at UVA School of Law, on the topic of "The Israel - Palestinian Conflict Through The Lens of Negotiations."

Ambassador Koll is the former Deputy Director-General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he concluded his service as the head of the Media and Public Affairs Division. He is a former Ambassador of Israel to the Republic of Serbia and to Montenegro and served as instructor of the National Defense College. Mr. Koll also served as Consul General of the Israeli Consulate in Atlanta, USA. He is a lead lecturer and diplomatic advisor for Our Soldiers Speak http://www.oursoldiersspeak.org.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has endured for decades without a solution on the horizon. Presidents and prime ministers come and go, peace initiatives are shaped, tested and then dropped – many times without so much as making a mark in history books. In the Middle East, anarchy, extremism and brutal violence are reshaping national identities and political alliances in wars that bring cruelty and hostility to new levels. This drama is closely watched by both Israelis and Palestinians, both trying to avoid any collateral effects, appreciating the relative stability they enjoy.

This discussion will explore the background with a view to assessing whether the two sides can be brought to the table – this time to finally break the deadlock to the century-long conflict? This discussion of the history of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, from the signing of the Oslo accords to the failed attempt by Secretary of State John Kerry, will provide food for thought both for optimists and pessimists. On one thing both these sides will agree – decisions have to be made – time is running out.

The Harvard event will be co-sponsored by Harvard's Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) Chapter, National Security Law Students Association, Alliance for Israel, and the Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA). The UVA event will be co-sponsored by UVA's LDB chapter and JLSA.

   

Detroit Jewish Book Fair
November 6, 2016

LDB’s Kenneth L. Marcus will discuss his book, “The Definition of Anti-Semitism” (Oxford 2015), at the 65th annual Detroit Jewish Book Fair, 6:00 p.m., November 6, 2016, at The Berman.
https://www.jccdet.org/arts-culture-education/book-fair/
   

Making Dollars or Making Change: Big Law, Human Rights, and Becoming a Purposeful Lawyer
November 3, 2016

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus, Harvard Law School

On Thursday, November 3, LDB President & General Counsel Kenneth L. Marcus will address the LDB Law Student Chapter at Harvard Law School on the topic of, “Making Dollars or Making Change: Big Law, Human Rights, and Becoming a Purposeful Lawyer.” Marcus will describe his career path and discuss his current work in the area of civil rights law.

Marcus is the author of The Definition of Anti-Semitism (Oxford University Press: 2015) and Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (Cambridge University Press: 2010). Marcus founded the Brandeis Center in 2011 to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism in American higher education. The following year, Marcus was named to the Forward 50, the Jewish Daily Forward’s listing of the “American Jews who made the most significant impact on the news in the past year.” The Forward described its 50 honorees as “the new faces of Jewish power,” predicting that “if Marcus has any say in it, we may witness a new era of Jewish advocacy.” During his public service career, Marcus served as Staff Director at the United States Commission on Civil Rights and was delegated the authority of Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights and Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. Shortly before his departure from the Civil Rights Commission, the Wall Street Journal observed that “the Commission has rarely been better managed,” and that it “deserves a medal for good governance.” Marcus also serves as Associate Editor of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism. Marcus previously held the Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Chair in Equality and Justice in America at the City University of New York’s Bernard M. Baruch College School of Public Affairs (2008-2011). Before entering public service, Mr. Marcus was a litigation partner in two major law firms, where he conducted complex commercial and constitutional litigation. He has published widely in academic journals as well as in more popular venues such as The Jerusalem Post, Commentary, The Weekly Standard, and The Christian Science Monitor. Mr. Marcus is a graduate of Williams College, magna cum laude, and the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.
   

Prof. Avi Bell at the University of Chicago
November 2, 2016

University of Chicago Law School,

On Wednesday, November 2, Professor Abraham Bell will address the LDB chapter at University of Chicago on the topic of "International Law, Lawfare, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict." Professor Bell teaches at the University of San Diego School of Law Bar Ilan University, and teaches and writes in the areas of property, copyright, international law, and economic analysis of law. Prof. Bell clerked for Justice Mishael Cheshin of the Supreme Court of Israel and for the High Court of Justice Department within the Israeli State Attorney’s office, and he is a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces. A highly sought-after expert on international law and the Arab-Israeli conflict, he has advised officials on four continents. His published articles on the subject include Palestine, Uti Possidetis Juris and the Borders of Israel (with Eugene Kontorovich); A Critique of the Goldstone Report and its Treatment of International Humanitarian Law; and The Mythical Post-2005 Israeli Occupation of the Gaza Strip (with Dov Shefi).
   

International Law and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
October 31, 2016

University of St. Thomas School of Law

On Monday, October 31, the LDB chapter at University of St. Thomas School of Law will host Professor Abraham Bell, to speak on the topic of "International Law and the Arab-Israeli Conflict." Professor Bell teaches at the University of San Diego School of Law Bar Ilan University, and teaches and writes in the areas of property, copyright, international law, and economic analysis of law. Prof. Bell clerked for Justice Mishael Cheshin of the Supreme Court of Israel and for the High Court of Justice Department within the Israeli State Attorney’s office, and he is a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces. A highly sought-after expert on international law and the Arab-Israeli conflict, he has advised officials on four continents. His published articles on the subject include Palestine, Uti Possidetis Juris and the Borders of Israel (with Eugene Kontorovich); A Critique of the Goldstone Report and its Treatment of International Humanitarian Law; and The Mythical Post-2005 Israeli Occupation of the Gaza Strip (with Dov Shefi).
   

Eric Fusfield on Global Anti-Semitism, Law, and Policy
October 26, 2016

University of Pennsylvania School of Law

On Wednesday, October 26, Eric Fusfield, Deputy Director of the B’nai B’rith Center for Human Rights and Public Policy and Director of Legislative Affairs for B’nai B’rith International. will speak at the University of Pennsylvania School on law on the topic of Global Anti-Semitism, Law, and Policy. Mr. Fusfield is responsible for B’nai B’rith’s policy advocacy and government relations, including formulating and promoting B’nai B’rith’s agenda on Capitol Hill and representing the agency before Congress, the Executive branch, foreign governments, and international organizations, and helps oversee B’nai B’rith’s public policy operations in Washington, New York, Brussels, and its other offices abroad.
   

Prof. Amos Guiora, “Complicity of the Bystander in the Holocaust”
October 24, 2016

University of Virginia School of Law

On Monday, October 24, the University Virginia LDB law student chapter will host Prof. Amos Guiora, to speak about the complicity of the bystander in the Holocaust. Prof. Guiora, Professor of Law and Co-Director at the Center for Global Justice at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, teaches Criminal Procedure, International Law, Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism and Religion and Terrorism, incorporating innovative scenario-based instruction to address national and international security issues and dilemmas.
   

Kenneth L. Marcus in “Real Talk: Difficult Questions About Race, Sex, and Religion”
October 21, 2016

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will be a featured speaker at the "Real Talk Conference 2016: Difficult Questions About Race, Sex, and Religion" at the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College. The conference will be held at the Olin Humanities Building at Bard College, October 20-21. For those driving (GPS): Franklin W. Olin Humanities Building, 35 Henderson Cir Dr Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504.
   

LDB Litigator Jennie Gross in the Twin Cities
October 18-19, 2016

University of St. Thomas and University of Minnesota

LDB Senior Staff Attorney Jennie Gross will address the LDB Law Student Chapter at the University of St. Thomas on Tuesday, Oct. 18, and at the University of Minnesota on Wednesday, October 19. Ms. Gross will speak about anti-Semitism, civil rights, and the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.

Jennie joined LDB earlier this year with ten years of experience litigating in federal courts on behalf of plaintiffs in class actions, mass torts, including the Vioxx litigation, antitrust litigation against Microsoft, and complex litigation against the tobacco industry. Jennie also has strong background in policy analysis, and is the co-author of the textbook Class Actions Dilemmas: Pursuing Public Goals for Private Gain, which has been used to teach complex litigation to law students. More recently, Jennie completed a fellowship in Tobacco Regulatory Science at FDA. Jennie graduated from Emory University (BA, Economics) and the University of Southern California Law Center (JD). She is also a former Doctoral Fellow in public policy at the RAND Corporation.
   

Making Dollars or Making Change: Big Law, Human Rights, and Becoming a Purposeful Lawyer
September 29, 2016

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus, University of Virginia

On Thursday, September 29, LDB President & General Counsel Kenneth L. Marcus will address the LDB Law Student Chapter at the University of Virginia (UVA) on the topic of, “Making Dollars or Making Change: Big Law, Human Rights, and Becoming a Purposeful Lawyer.” Marcus will describe his career path and discuss his current work in the area of civil rights law.

Marcus is the author of The Definition of Anti-Semitism (Oxford University Press: 2015) and Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (Cambridge University Press: 2010). Marcus founded the Brandeis Center in 2011 to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism in American higher education. The following year, Marcus was named to the Forward 50, the Jewish Daily Forward’s listing of the “American Jews who made the most significant impact on the news in the past year.” The Forward described its 50 honorees as “the new faces of Jewish power,” predicting that “if Marcus has any say in it, we may witness a new era of Jewish advocacy.” During his public service career, Marcus served as Staff Director at the United States Commission on Civil Rights and was delegated the authority of Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights and Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. Shortly before his departure from the Civil Rights Commission, the Wall Street Journal observed that “the Commission has rarely been better managed,” and that it “deserves a medal for good governance.” Marcus also serves as Associate Editor of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism. Marcus previously held the Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Chair in Equality and Justice in America at the City University of New York’s Bernard M. Baruch College School of Public Affairs (2008-2011). Before entering public service, Mr. Marcus was a litigation partner in two major law firms, where he conducted complex commercial and constitutional litigation. He has published widely in academic journals as well as in more popular venues such as The Jerusalem Post, Commentary, The Weekly Standard, and The Christian Science Monitor. Mr. Marcus is a graduate of Williams College, magna cum laude, and the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.
   

Anti-Semitism, Civil Rights, and the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement
September 29, 2016

UC Berkeley School of Law

On Thursday, September 29, LDB Senior Staff Attorney Jennie Gross will address the LDB Law Student Chapter at the University of California at Berkeley on anti-Semitism, civil rights, and the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. Jennie joined LDB earlier this year with ten years of experience litigating in federal courts on behalf of plaintiffs in class actions, mass torts, including the Vioxx litigation, antitrust litigation against Microsoft, and complex litigation against the tobacco industry. Jennie also has strong background in policy analysis, and is the co-author of the textbook Class Actions Dilemmas: Pursuing Public Goals for Private Gain, which has been used to teach complex litigation to law students. More recently, Jennie completed a fellowship in Tobacco Regulatory Science at FDA. Jennie graduated from Emory University (BA, Economics) and the University of Southern California Law Center (JD). She is also a former Doctoral Fellow in public policy at the RAND Corporation.

   

Fighting the New Anti-Semitism
September 28, 2016

On Wednesday, September 28, LDB Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will return to her law school alma mater and address the LDB Chapter at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on “Fighting the New Anti-Semitism.” Vogelstein, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA ’10) and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (JD ’13) has worked with the Brandeis Center for two years. Her work focuses on combating the resurgence of anti-Semitism on American university campuses through legal and public policy approaches, as well as growing LDB’s Law Student Chapter Initiative, to train the next generation of lawyers to use their legal tools to fight anti-Semitism.
   

Building a Hate-Free Campus Through Civil Discourse
September 22, 2016

LDB’s Kenneth L. Marcus joins Chloe Simone Valdary and Stacy Aviva Flint for a symposium on “Building a Hate-Free Campus Through Civil Discourse” sponsored by Oberlin Alums for Campus Fairness
   

Harvard Law LDB Chapter hosts Panel on Social Media Incitement
September 21, 2016

Wednesday, 7-9pm, Harvard Law School

On Wednesday evening, September 21, Harvard Law School’s LDB chapter will host a panel on social media incitement. The panel will feature Israeli attorney, human rights activist and the founder of Shurat HaDin Israeli Law Center Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, among others.
   

The Anti-Semitic Israel Boycott Movement (BDS) in the United States of America
September 15, 2016

In Berlin, Germany, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will address anti-Semitism in the BDS movement at 7:30 p.m. on September 16, 2016, in in der Amadeu Antonio Stiftung, Novalisstraße 12, 10115 Berlin.

Donnerstag, 16. September 2016 um 19.30 Uhr

Einlass und Registrierung ab 19.00 Uhr

in der Amadeu Antonio Stiftung, Novalisstraße 12, 10115 Berlin

Anmeldung (erforderlich) unter: https://bata.typeform.com/to/q8tyjd
   

The Law and Politics of Defining Anti-Semitism
September 12, 2016

Please join UK Lawyers for Israel at an 8:30 a.m. breakfast event with Kenneth L. Marcus, President and General Counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and author of The Definition of Anti-Semitism in London. (venue TBC) To register your interest, please contact Caroline Kendal at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

   

Social Media and Terrorist Incitement
August 31, 2016

On Wednesday, August 31, Professor Alexander Tsesis will speak to the LDB law student chapter at Emory University Law School on the topic of, "Social Media and Terrorist Incitement." Tsesis, a professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, is an expert in Constitutional Law, the First Amendment, Civil Procedure, as well as civil rights issues and constitutional interpretation. He is a widely published author whose articles have appeared in a variety of law reviews across the country. as well as a frequent presenter to law school faculties nationwide on issues involving constitutional law, free speech, and civil rights.
   

Campus Anti-Semitism and the BDS Movement
July 10, 2016

On Sunday morning, July 10, LDB Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will speak at Tifereth-Israel Congregation on the topic of, "Campus Anti-Semitism and the BDS Movement." Vogelstein will discuss how anti-Semitism is a growing problem in the United States today, specifically on college and university campuses. According to a joint Louis D. Brandeis Center & Trinity College Anti-Semitism Report, 54% of Jewish students on 55 campuses nationwide reported experiencing or witnessing anti-Semitism during one-half of the 2013- 2014 academic year alone. A Brandeis University study of over 1,000 Jewish college students revealed that nearly three-quarters had been exposed during the past year to anti-Semitic statements. The spreading Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel often contributes to hostile environments for Jewish students on college campuses. What is the Jewish community doing about it? Vogelstein, who works with students nationwide in responding to and combatting these issues on a daily basis, will speak about anti-Semitism and BDS on college campuses today, when anti-Israelism crosses the line into anti-Semitism, and legal responses to dealing with these problems. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. Registration is required.

   

The J Report on JLTV
June 7, 2016

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will appear on The J Report, JLTV's weekly primetime news magazine program, on June 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET & PT. Hosted by Brad Pomerance, this one-hour program delves into issues facing the Jewish community. Marcus will discuss his new book on The Definition of Anti-Semitism. Tune in online here: http://www.jltv.tv/watchjltv.php

   

75th Anniversary Commemoration Pro-Nazi Massacre of Jews in Iraq
May 31, 2016

LDB’s Kenneth L. Marcus will join NYT bestselling author Edwin Black and others commemorating the anniversary of The Farhud and the June 1-2, 1941 Expulsion of 850,000 Jews.
The event will be open to the public, 9 AM-10AM, at the U.S. House of Representatives Cannon Office Bldg. • Room 121
   

“The Definition of Anti-Semitism” in Seattle
April 19, 2016

LDB President Marcus will visit the University of Washington School of Law, and will discuss the "The Definition of Anti-Semitism." The event will be co-sponsored by the Cardozo Society, Hillel UW, and StandWithUs Northwest, and 1 CLE credit may be received for attending. Marcus will speak about legal causes of action for students who are affected by religious bias and discrimination on college campuses, and how universities can promote the civil rights of all students by adopting definitions of anti-Semitism and other religious discrimination.
   

Anne Herzberg at Harvard Law, "NGO Investigations in Armed Conflicts"
April 18, 2016

On Monday, April 18, Anne Herzberg, legal advisor for NGO Monitor, will address the newest LDB Chapter at Harvard Law School on the topic of, "NGO Investigations in Armed Conflicts." Ms. Herzberg is the author of NGO Monitor’s “NGO Lawfare: Exploitation of Courts in the Arab-Israeli Conflict” and the “International Law, Human Rights and NGOs series”, as well as co-author of Best Practices for Human Rights and Humanitarian NGO Fact-Finding and other academic articles. She is one of the leading experts on NGO “lawfare” cases against Israeli officials and companies doing business with Israel.
   

The Definition of Anti-Semitism
April 12, 2016

Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg
Tuesday, 7pm
On Tuesday evening, April 12, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will deliver an address to the Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies at Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, on the topic of his latest book, "The Definition of Anti-Semitism."
   

International Law, Lawfare, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
April 12, 2016

Tuesday
The LDB chapter at Yeshiva University's Cardozo Law School will host Professor Abraham Bell on April 12, to speak on the topic of "International Law, Lawfare, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict." Professor Bell teaches at the University of San Diego School of Law Bar Ilan University, and teaches and writes in the areas of property, copyright, international law, and economic analysis of law.
   

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus at StandWithUs Counter-BDS Conference
April 9-11

Los Angeles
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will be speaking at the StandWithUs Counter-BDS Conference in Los Angeles on April 9-11. The conference will focus on Combatting the BDS Movement Against Israel, and Understanding the BDS Movement’s Newest Strategies and Tactics. For more information, click here: https://www.standwithus.com/ppsc/bdsconf2016.asp
   

Professor Eugene Kontorovich at Harvard Law School
April 7, 2016

Harvard University

On Thursday, April 7, Professor Eugene Kontorovich of Northwestern University Law School will speak to LDB students at Harvard Law School on State Anti-BDS Laws. Professor Kontorovich's research spans the fields of constitutional law, international law, and law and economics. He is also one of the world's preeminent experts on international law and the Israel-Arab conflict, having written and lectured extensively about the legal aspects of it.
   

Terrorist Incitement on the Internet
April 5, 2016

UC Berkeley

On Tuesday, April 5, Professor Alexander Tsesis of Loyola University Chicago Law School will speak to the LDB law student chapter at the University of California at Berkeley on the topic of, "Terrorist Incitement on the Internet.”
   

LDB President Marcus at ISCA Conference
April 5, 2016

Indiana University

On Tuesday, April 5, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will chair a panel on anti-Semitism at the Indiana University Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism’s (ISCA) third international scholars conference. The conference, on the topic of “Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism, and the Dynamics of Delegitimization,” will last from Saturday evening, April 3 through Wednesday, April 7. Marcus will chair the panel with Shimon Samuels, Director for International Relations for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, speaking on The New Supersessionism: ID Theft of the Jewish Narrative, and Richard Landes, a professor and historian at Boston University, speaking on The Global Progressive Left, Anti-Zionism, and Secular Supersessionism.
   

Implementing the Law against Lone Attackers - The Israel National Police Perspective
April 4 - 5, 2016

Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania
Monday - Tuesday

The current Chief Legal Advisor to the Israeli National Police, BG Shaul Gordon, will be speaking to the LDB Law Student Chapters at Harvard University on April 4 and the University of Pennsylvania on April 5, on the topic of "Implementing the Law against Lone Attackers - The Israel National Police Perspective." These events are made possible through the generous sponsorship of Our Soldiers Speak.

   

Harvard LDB Law Student Chapter Launch
March 31, 2016

LDB Staff Attorney Aviva Vogelstein
Harvard University School of Law, Thursday, 12pm

On Thursday, March 31, LDB Staff Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to launch the 18th (“chai”) LDB law student chapter at Harvard University. Vogelstein will speak on “Fighting the New Anti-Semitism,” and will discuss the various opportunities LDB can offer to Harvard law students. Vogelstein, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA ’10) and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (JD ’13) has worked with the Brandeis Center for two years. Her work focuses on combating the resurgence of anti-Semitism on American university campuses through legal and public policy approaches, as well as growing LDB’s Law Student Chapter Initiative, to train the next generation of lawyers to use their legal tools to fight anti-Semitism.
   

Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in cases concerning anti-Semitism
March 30, 2016

By Dr. Aleksandra Gliszcznska-Grabias
City University of New York (CUNY) Law School, Wednesday, 12pm
At CUNY Law School on Wednesday, March 30, Dr. Aleksandra Gliszcznska-Grabias will speak on, “Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in cases concerning anti-Semitism." Polish scholar, Dr. Grabias, is currently a Senior Researcher at the Poznan Human Rights Centre, Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences where in 2012 she defended her PhD on counteracting antisemitism with legal instruments of the international human rights law.
   

Free Speech in the Age of the Internet
March 30, 2016

By Prof. Alexander Tsesis
University of Minnesota Law School, Wednesday
12pm

On Wednesday, March 30, Professor Alex Tsesis of Chicago – Loyola School of Law will speak to the LDB law student chapter at the University of Minnesota on the topic of, “Free Speech in the Age of the Internet.” He will be discussing the First Amendment limits and extent to which the federal government can limit terrorist incitement on social media. Tsesis is a professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and is an expert in Constitutional Law, the First Amendment, Civil Procedure, as well as civil rights issues and constitutional interpretation. He is a widely published author whose articles have appeared in a variety of law reviews across the country. Professor Tsesis is also a frequent presenter to law school faculties nationwide on issues involving constitutional law, free speech, and civil rights.

   

Making Dollars or Making Change: BigLaw, Human Rights, and the Purposeful Lawyer
March 29, 2016

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus
University of Chicago Law School
12:15pm

LDB President Marcus will address the LDB chapter at the University of Chicago Law School on Tuesday, March 29. He will speak on the topic of “Making Dollars or Making Change: BigLaw, Human Rights, and the Purposeful Lawyer.” Marcus, the Founder and President of LDB, author of the award-winning Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (New York: Cambridge University Press: 2010) and The Definition of Anti-Semitism (New York: Oxford University Press: 2015), founded the Brandeis Center in 2011 to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism in American higher education. Before starting the Brandeis Center, Marcus served as a partner in several Biglaw firms. He then worked in public service, serving as Staff Director at the United States Commission on Civil Rights and was delegated the authority of Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights and Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity governance.
   

The Case for Academic Freedom Against BDS
March 28, 2016

Prof. Bill Jacobson
Chicago-Loyola School of Law
4pm

On Monday, March 28, Prof. Jacobson will address the Chicago-Loyola LDB Law Student Chapter on the topic of “The Case for Academic Freedom Against BDS.” Prof. Jacobson will discuss the history of the BDS movement, the nature of academic BDS and why regardless of whether one is pro-Israel, anti-Israel or someplace in between, one should be against academic BDS. The event will be co-sponsored by several student groups, including the Loyola Decalogue Society, and the DePaul University College of Law Center for Jewish Law & Judaic Studies (JLJS). Professor Jacobson has a national reputation as a leading practitioner in securities arbitration, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, an organization of over 450 attorneys dedicated to protecting public investors.
   

When Does Anti-Israelism turn into Anti-Semitism?
March 28, 2016

Prof. Bill Jacobson
University of Chicago
12:15pm

On Monday, March 28, Cornell Law Professor William Jacobson will speak at the University of Chicago on the topic of, “ When Does Anti-Israelism turn into Anti-Semitism?” He will discuss the competing needs for freedom of speech and civility through tolerance are struggling across campuses nationwide, and the question of, how should law schools and universities balance these needs? The event, co-sponsored by LDB, is being organized as a talk on diversity through U Chicago's Keystone Program. Professor Jacobson has a national reputation as a leading practitioner in securities arbitration, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, an organization of over 450 attorneys dedicated to protecting public investors.
   

Beyond Biglaw: Alternative Career Paths in the Law?
March 28, 2016

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus
Northwestern University Law School
12pm

On Monday, March 28, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will speak on a panel at Northwestern University Law School on the topic of, “Beyond Biglaw: Alternative Career Paths in the Law?" Marcus, the Founder and President of LDB, author of the award-winning Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (New York: Cambridge University Press: 2010) and The Definition of Anti-Semitism (New York: Oxford University Press: 2015), founded the Brandeis Center in 2011 to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism in American higher education. Before starting the Brandeis Center, Marcus served as a partner in several Biglaw firms. He then worked in public service, serving as Staff Director at the United States Commission on Civil Rights and was delegated the authority of Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights and Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity governance. Marcus will be joined on the panel by John Lowenstein, Executive Director of the Hillels of Illinois.
   

Using International Law to Fight Anti-Semitism
March 16, 2016

At the University of Virginia School of Law, Dr. Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias will speak at an event hosted by LDB's UVA chapter about her work on advancing an international treaty that would provide protection against discrimination and hatred based on anti-semitism and other religious grounds. Dr. Gliszczyńska-Grabias is currently a Senior Researcher at the Poznan Human Rights Centre, Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She also serves as a legal advisor of the "Open Republic" Association against Antisemitism and Racism, a leading Polish NGO active in the field of counteracting intolerance, hatred and prejudice.
   

Antisemitism in Today's Europe: Between Neo-Nationalism and Global Terrorism
March 9, 2016

In Minneapolis, LDB’s President Kenneth L. Marcus will participate in a University of Minnesota panel discussion on the current situation of anti-Semitism in Europe. Other participants will include scholars Günther Jikeli and Bruno Chaouat.
   

The New Anti-Discrimination: State Laws on Israel Boycott
March 4, 2016

Cornell University's Law School's LDB Chapter will host a talk by Professor Eugene Kontorovich of Northwestern University Law School on “The New Anti-Discrimination: State Laws on Israel Boycott.” Professor Kontorovich’s research spans the fields of constitutional law, international law, and law and economics. He is also one of the world’s preeminent experts on international law and the Israel-Arab conflict, having written and lectured extensively about the legal aspects of it. His scholarship has been relied on in important foreign relations cases in the federal courts, and historic piracy cases in the U.S. and abroad.
   

LDB Attorney Aviva Vogelstein, “New Frontiers In Confronting Anti-Semitism”
March 2, 2016

Baltimore, Maryland - On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, LDB Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will speak on a panel entitled, "The Battle on Campus and What BDS Means." The Panel is part of a 5-part series for Baltimore Jewish communal professionals, lay leaders, and students on "New Frontiers in Confronting Anti-Semitism." Vogelstein will be joined by Andrew Cohen, Hillel International's Israel Education Coordinator for the Northeast, and Rabbi Ari Israel, Executive Director of the University of Maryland Hillel, and a college student activist. For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, click here.

   

LDB National Law Students’ Leadership Conference
February 21-22, 2016

LDB will conduct its third annual national law students’ leadership conference in the San Francisco Bay Area, featuring prominent scholars and practitioners of civil and human rights law, including U.S., international, and comparative law experts.

   

Prof. Alexander Tsesis at Penn Law, on "Terrorism, the Internet and the First Amendment"
February 10, 2016

University of Pennsylvania School of Law 12pm
On Wednesday, February 10, the University of Pennsylvania LDB Chapter will host Professor Alexander Tsesis, to speak on the topic of "Terrorism, the Internet and the First Amendment." Tsesis, a professor at the Loyola University, Chicago, School of Law, is an expert in Constitutional Law, the First Amendment, Civil Procedure, and civil rights issues and constitutional interpretation; a widely published author whose articles have appeared in a variety of law reviews across the country; and a frequent presenter to law school faculties nationwide on issues involving constitutional law, free speech, and civil rights.

   

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich at Cardozo Law School
February 4, 2016

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 12pm
On Thursday, February 4, Cardozo's LDB Chapter will host Professor Eugene Kontorovich, who will speak about how group boycotts, such as BDS, violate U.S. law. Kontorovich is one of the world’s preeminent experts on international law and the Israel-Arab conflict. He is regularly called on to advise legislators and cabinet members in the U.S., Israel, and Europe on questions pertaining to Israel and international law. He has served as a consultant for the U.S. Defense Department, and co-authored a Supreme Court amicus brief in the Jerusalem passport case on behalf of the Louis D. Brandeis Center. Kontorovich also plays a leading role in the drafting of laws about Israel boycotts in U.S. states. Kontorovich "has emerged as a one-man legal lawfare brain trust for the Jewish state,” as well as “one of the cagiest commentators,” according to a recent essays in Haaretz. He is a widely sought after speaker. He has testified repeatedly in Congress about Arab-Israeli conflict, and regularly briefs visiting European and American legislators and celebrities on their trips to Israel, as well as speaking to hundreds of universities, synagogues, Jewish and professional groups in the U.S. and Europe.
   

LDB Attorney Aviva Vogelstein, "Fighting Campus Anti-Semitism and BDS"
February 3, 2016

Loyola University, Chicago, School of Law 12pm CST
On Wednesday, February 3. LDB Staff Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will address law students at Loyola University on "Fighting Campus Anti-Semitism and BDS." Vogelstein (B.A., Penn '10; J.D. Cardozo, '13) has worked for the Brandeis Center since April 2014, and her presentation will include real-world examples, as well as tools and techniques to combat anti-Semitism and the growing boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, on the Loyola campus itself and beyond.
   

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus returns to his alma mater, UC Berkeley
February 3, 2016

UC Berkeley School of Law, 1-2pm PST
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus (J.D., UC Berkeley (Boalt) 1991) returns to his alma mater to inaugurate our newest LDB chapter! On Wednesday, February 3, the LDB chapter at UC Berkeley has invited President Marcus to speak on the topic of, "From BigLaw to Public Interest Advocate: Fighting Anti-Semitism and Racism." President Marcus will speak about anti-Semitism in the 21st century and his career starting from law school at Berkeley, to working in big law, to government service, to starting the Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law.
   

From BigLaw to Public Interest Advocate: Fighting Racism and Bigotry
January 27, 2016

Emory Law School, 12-1:30 pm EST
On Wednesday, January 27, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will address students at Emory Law School on the topic of, "From BigLaw to Public Interest Advocate: Fighting Racism and Bigotry." President Marcus will speak about his career trajectory, starting from his work in big law at several top law firms, to his work as a government lawyer - where he lead the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education and served as Staff Director for the U.S. Commission for Civil Rights, and how he founded the Brandeis Center, to combat the resurgence in campus anti-Semitism. Catered lunch will be served.
   

Legal Strategies to Combat Anti-Semitism and BDS
January 25, 2016

Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL), 12pm EST
On Monday, January 25, LDB Staff Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will address law students and undergraduate students at Northeastern University on "Legal Strategies to Combat Anti-Semitism and BDS." Her presentation will include real-world examples, as well as tools and techniques to combat anti-Semitism and the growing boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, on the Northeastern campus and beyond.
   

BDS and the Case of the Olympia Food Co-op
January 13, 2016

University of Washington School of Law

On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, the LDB law student chapter at the University of Washington will host Robert M. Sulkin, the main attorney on the Olympia, Washington co-op case. What is the Olympia co-op case? In 2011, the Olympia Food Co-op voted to adopt anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) measures at a regularly scheduled co-op board meeting, with no mention of the vote on the agenda so that members in opposition would know to attend the meeting, and in violation of specific requirements of its own board-adopted boycott policy. Five co-op members filed suit. After a series of setbacks, in May 2015, the Washington State Supreme Court held, by a vote of 9-0 that a lawsuit can proceed against Olympia Food Co-op board members, challenging their 2011 decision to boycott Israeli products. The case can now proceed. Sulkin, a founding member of McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren, is a Seattle-based trial attorney whose broad practice includes commercial and business disputes involving securities, intellectual property, professional malpractice, real estate, insurance and bad faith litigation, class actions, and other complex matters. Notably, he has handled many prominent and high-profile cases.
   

Kenneth L. Marcus on “Shalom America”
December 6 - 7, 2015

Phil Fink will interview LDB’s Kenneth L. Marcus this week for “Shalom America.” The interview can be heard nationwide on from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, December 7, with repeats at 3 and 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. at http://radio-j.com In Cleveland, the interview will air the prior day, on Sunday, December 6, from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. with Marcus’ segment currently scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on WINT, 1330 AM. For all times, the Marcus interview segment will begin at the first :30 — 9:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.
   

Anne Herzberg at University of Chicago Law School - "NGO Fact-finding: War by Other Means?"
December 2, 2015

Anne Herzberg, legal advisor for NGO Monitor, will speak to LDB students at the University of Chicago Law School on Wednesday, December 2. Ms. Herzberg is the author of NGO Monitor’s “NGO Lawfare: Exploitation of Courts in the Arab-Israeli Conflict” and the “International Law, Human Rights and NGOs series”, as well as co-author of Best Practices for Human Rights and Humanitarian NGO Fact-Finding and other academic articles. She is one of the leading experts on NGO “lawfare” cases against Israeli officials and companies doing business with Israel. She is invited regularly to speak at international conferences, and her op-eds have appeared in Ha’aretz, the Wall Street Journal, and the Jerusalem Post.

   

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. The CUNY school system has seen several troubling anti-Semitic events in recent weeks, and this session will help gear students with tools to respond.
   

Alyza Lewin: A Conversation about Zivotofsky
November 16, 2015

Monday, 12:00pm

On November 16, Alyza Lewin will address students at Cardozo School of Law on her work litigating the "Jerusalem Passport" case in front of the Supreme Court. Lewin is a partner in Lewin & Lewin, LLP, where she specializes in litigation and government relations. She is also President of the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (“AAJLJ”) and has served on the Boards of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia. LDB is organizing the event, which will be co-sponsored with the International Law Students Association, the American Constitutional Society, and NYU Law Students for Israel.
   

Perfectly Okay: Anti-Semitism in Academia
November 4, 2015

Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA, 6:30pm

Jeffrey Robbins continues his LDB speaking tour at Northeastern University, where he will address students on the topic of, "Perfectly Okay: Anti-Semitism in Academia.”

Robbins, a Boston-based attorney at Mintz Levin in which he specializes in complex civil litigation, including litigation involving allegations of fraud, First Amendment issues, and claims of defamation. Robbins served as deputy chief counsel for the minority of the US Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Special Investigation into campaign fundraising practices, as chief counsel for the minority of the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and as an assistant US attorney in the District of Massachusetts.

   

Human Rights Law, Fashion, and the Middle East, with Jeffrey Robbins
November 2, 2015

Monday, 12:30pm
Jeffrey Robbins will address students at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis on Human Rights Law, Fashion, and the Middle East. Robbins is an attorney at Mintz Levin in which he specializes in complex civil litigation, including litigation involving allegations of fraud, First Amendment issues, and claims of defamation. He also served as deputy chief counsel for the minority of the US Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Special Investigation into campaign fundraising practices, as chief counsel for the minority of the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and as an assistant US attorney in the District of Massachusetts.
   

Eugene Kontorovich on Anti-Boycott Laws & Free Speech
October 26, 2015

On Monday, October 26 at 1:00pm, Professor Eugene Konotorovich, Northwestern University School of Law constitutional and international law expert, will address UVA law students on State Anti-Boycott Laws and Free Speech. Kontorovich is one of the world’s preeminent experts on international law and the Israel-Arab conflict. He is regularly called on to advise legislators and cabinet members in the U.S., Israel, and Europe on questions pertaining to Israel and international law. He has served as a consultant for the U.S. Defense Department, and co-authored a Supreme Court amicus brief in the Jerusalem passport case on behalf of the Louis D. Brandeis Center. Kontorovich also plays a leading role in the drafting of laws about Israel boycotts in U.S. states. Kontorovich "has emerged as a one-man legal lawfare brain trust for the Jewish state,” as well as “one of the cagiest commentators,” according to a recent essays in Haaretz. He is a widely sought after speaker. He has testified repeatedly in Congress about Arab-Israeli conflict, and regularly briefs visiting European and American legislators and celebrities on their trips to Israel, as well as speaking to hundreds of universities, synagogues, Jewish and professional groups in the U.S. and Europe.

   

Human Rights and BigLaw at Cornell Law School
October 22, 2015

Talk about the intersection of human rights and BigLaw with Kenneth L. Marcus. Refreshments will be served.

   

The "Other Racism" Book Club with Guest Kenneth L. Marcus
October 21, 2015

A new Ithaca book club will examine “The Other Racism” -- anti-Semitism -- in Ithaca and beyond, with a reading of the new Kenneth Marcus book, The Definition of Anti-Semitism. Marcus will speak at the club’s first meeting on Oct. 21 at 5:30 pm at Buffalo Street Books. He is former director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and is the founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law.

The book club will meet on the third Wednesday of the month at Buffalo Street Books at 5:30 pm. Participants are asked to purchase their copies of The Definition of Anti-Semitism through Buffalo Street Books.

The club’s discussions will be facilitated by members of the Ithaca Coalition for Unity and Cooperation in the Middle East (ICUC-ME). ICUC-ME is a grass-roots anti-racist community organization working to preserve the plurality and diversity of the Middle East, advocating for peace and security for all. The group embraces fact-based, respectful dialogue, mutual recognition and cooperation to promote justice in the Middle East.

For more information, see the ICUC-ME Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/IthacaCoalition.

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Chapter Launch at University of Washington
October 19, 2015

Tuesday, 12pm

LDB Staff Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will address students at the chapter launch event, and discuss campus anti-Semitism and how to combat it through legal means. The chapter can help address anti-Semitism on their campus and in the Seattle region.
   

LDB Attorney Aviva Vogelstein at University of Virginia
October 1, 2015

Thursday, 1:00pm

LDB Staff Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will address law students at the University of Virginia School of Law, on campus anti-Semitism and the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. UVA's LDB chapter was formed almost exactly 1 year ago, and was our fourth LDB law student chapter. Our list now includes 17 chapters all across the country.

   

Chapter Launch at University of Minnesota, featuring LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus
September 30, 2015

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will address law students at the University of Minnesota of Law, to celebrate the launch of our newest LDB chapter! The UMinn chapter, the third chapter in the Twin Cities, was formed in response to several anti-Semitic incidents on this campus last year. In addition to hosting educational events on combating anti-Semitism through the law, this chapter will help respond to such incidents in the future.

   

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus at University of St. Thomas
September 29, 2015

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will address law students at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, in Minneapolis, MN, a Catholic school with a strong social mission. Marcus will speak on campus anti-Semitism, his work of developing the "Marcus Policy," and the laws that protect Jewish students on campus. The St. Thomas chapter was our second of our three LDB chapters in the Twin Cities.

   

LDB Attorney Aviva Vogelstein at CUNY Law School
September 24, 2015

Thursday, 12:15pm
LDB Staff Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will address law students at CUNY Law School, on campus anti-Semitism, the laws that protect Jewish students on campus, and the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. CUNY's LDB chapter was formed last Spring in response to significant anti-Israel activity in the CUNY system. The CUNY LDB students will help respond to such incidents in the future
   

"LDB 101" at the University of Pennsylvania Law School
September 16, 2015

Wednesday, 12pm
LDB Staff Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will speak to students at the University of Pennsylvania about campus anti-Semitism and how to combat it through legal means, as well as the many opportunities we can offer our law students. While the session is geared towards new students, all are welcome!
   

The Bristol-Sheffield Hallam Colloquium on Contemporary Antisemitism
September 16-18, 2015

Wednesday-Friday
LDB President Kenneth L Marcus will be presenting a lecture entitled "Defining Anti-Semitism in American Higher Education" at the University of Bristol on September 16th at 4pm. The Bristol-Sheffield Hallam Colloquium be discussing various topics around the development and impact of contemporary antisemitism in Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S., as well as its implications on civil rights.
   

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus at Chicago-Kent College of Law
September 10, 2015

Thursday, 3:30pm
On Thursday, Sept. 10, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will be speaking at Kent University in Chicago, Illinois on Fighting the New Campus Anti-Semitism. Marcus's talk coincides with the release of his newest book, "The Definition of Anti-Semitism," (New York: Oxford University Press: 2015).
   

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus at DePaul University College of Law
September 10, 2015

Thursday, 12pm
On Thursday, Sept. 10, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will be speaking at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois on the Importance of Defining Anti-Semitism. Marcus's talk coincides with the release of his newest book, "The Definition of Anti-Semitism," (New York: Oxford University Press: 2015). Marcus will be introduced by the internationally known scholar, professor of law, and co-director for DePaul's Center for Jewish Law and Judaic Studies, Steven Resnicoff.
   

What Legal Rights and Recourse do Jewish Students have when faced with anti-Semitism on campuses
September 9, 2015

Chicago, Illinois — 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 will speak on, "What is BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions): Is it anti-Semitic?; Does it breed anti-Semitism?; Is the debate crossing the line?" He will be joined by Matthew Rudolph (StandWithUs) and John Lowenstein (JUF/Hillels of Illinois).

   

LDB Attorney Aviva Vogelstein at Emory University School of Law
September 9, 2015

Wednesday, 12:15pm

LDB Staff Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will address law students at Emory University, on campus anti-Semitism, the laws that protect Jewish students on campus, and the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. Emory's LDB chapter was formed last Spring in response to a swastika painted on a Jewish fraternity house, and active anti-Israel groups on campus. Emory LDB law students can help prevent and respond to such activity in the future.
   

LDB Attorney Aviva Vogelstein at William Mitchell | Hamline College of Law
August 26, 2015

Wednesday, 12pm,
LDB Staff Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will address students at the newly joined William Mitchell | Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Vogelstein will speak on campus anti-Semitism and the law that protects Jewish students on campus. William Mitchell was the first of three LDB Chapters formed in the Twin Cities, joined by chapters at the University of St. Thomas, and as of last week, the University of Minnesota. We are pleased by our continued Midwest expansion!
   

Fighting Anti-Semitism, Protecting Free Expression
May 28, 2015

LDB Presents at NCORE

LDB staff will present a special session on fighting anti-Semitism and protecting free expression at the 2015 Annual National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE®) at the Washington Hilton Hotel. The presentation will take place on May 28 at 1:30 p.m.

https://www.ncore.ou.edu/en/schedule/sessions/790/

#351: Fighting Anti-Semitism, Protecting Free Expression

1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

This session will examine the kinds of hate and bias that are frequently reported by Jewish and Israeli college and university students. Special attention will be given to allegations that implicate issues of freedom of speech and academic freedom. In this session, presenters will describe the variety and extent of recent allegations, examine contemporary efforts to define what is anti-Semitism and how it differs from legitimate criticism of the State of Israel, explain the applicable legal rules, discuss recent federal policy changes, present best practices nationwide, and apply these rules to various case studies and hypotheticals. This session should benefit participants responsible for addressing difficult issues involving discrimination, hate, bias, and harassment.

   

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. Many of their children have experienced anti-Semitism on campus. As the LDB-Trinity Anti-Semitism report demonstrated, over 50% of Jewish American college students have experienced anti-Semitism. What should be done? What can we do?
   

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. The conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. on April 27, 2015. Location: University of Baltimore, John and Frances Angelos Law Center, 1401 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD. Co-sponsored by the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists and Scholars for Peace in the Middle East. RSVP required.

http://spme.org/rsvp-the-bds-movement-a-symposium-at-the-university-of-baltimore/
   

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). Vogelstein will speak to students about the resurgence of anti-Semitism on American College Campuses, what the students should expect when they get to college, and how LDB can help.

   

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. Cardozo students have been very engaged in pro bono research projects for LDB this semester, and are looking forward to hearing from the LDB President.
   

WWII Symposium at Brooklyn Law
April 22, 2015

Brooklyn Law School
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.

   

Supreme Court Litigator Alyza Lewin at Kent Law
April 15, 2015

The newest LDB chapter at Chicago-Kent College of Law will host Alyza Lewin on Wednesday, April 15. Ms. Lewin will be introduced by Constitutional Law professor Mark Rosen, and will speak about her Supreme Court advocacy.

   

"Break the Hate: The New Anti-Semitism on College Campuses”
April 12, 2015

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will keynote the JCC of Greater New Haven’s program on anti-Semitism on college campuses. The event will take place at the JCC in Woodbridge on Sunday, April 12, 2015, from
2-4:30 p.m.

http://www.amityobserver.com/11422/anti-semitism-on-college-campuses-discussed-at-jcc/
   

Israel and Anti-Semitism: Past, Present, and Future
April 9, 2015

Cornell Law School
On Thursday, April 9th, Cornell Law School's LDB Chapter will host a roundtable discussion, led by Cornell Law Professor William Jacobson, regarding the relationship between anti-Semitism and the history of conflicts in the Middle East.
   

“In the Aftermath of Charlie” - Cornell Law
March 25, 2015

On Wednesday, March 25, the LDB Chapter at Cornell Law will co-sponsor a panel discussion panel presented by the Cornell French Society, "In the Aftermath of Charlie." The conversation will focus on European Security and the Politics of Religious Identity.

   

Alyza Lewin in the Twin Cities
March 23, 2015

University of St. Thomas School of Law

On Monday, March 23, Supreme Court litigator and partner at Lewin & Lewin, Alyza Lewin, will deliver a joint presentation to LDB law students at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, MN, and William Mitchell College of Law in nearby St.Paul, MN. Lewin will discuss her Supreme Court advocacy, and how she's used her legal skills to fight against the discrimination of Jewish students.
   

The StandWithUs Anti-BDS Conference: Combating the Boycott Movement Against Israel
March 21-23, 2015

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will address the StandWithUs Anti-BDS Conference at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Other speakers will include Alan Dershowitz, Edwin Black, Samuel Edelman, Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, Gerald Steinberg and Roz Rothstein. The conference will address BDS in academia, economics, cultural arts, lawfare, and politics.

https://www.standwithus.com/ppsc/bdsconf2015.asp
   

Kenneth L. Marcus to visit UVA
March 18 - 19, 2015

UVA School of Law

LDB President & General Counsel Kenneth L. Marcus will visit the University of Virginia School of Law for a series of special events.
   

Our Soldiers Speak: Legal Complexities in Contemporary Asymmetrical Conflicts
March 17, 2015

Cornell University Law School

On Tuesday, March 17, Cornell’s LDB Chapter will host an exclusive presentation on the legal complexities in contemporary asymmetrical conflicts, presented by Major Nadav of the Israel Defense Forces and legal advisor to Judea and Samaria, MAG Corps. The event will be moderated by Professor William Jacobson, and will be co-sponsored by Our Soldiers Speak, the Jewish Law Students Association, Christian Legal Society, Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East, and GPSAFC.
   

The European Union Definition of Anti-Semitism
March 6, 2015

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will present new research for a panel on “The European Union’s Response to Anti-Semitism” at the biennial conference of the European Union Studies Association at the Hyatt Regency Boston. He will join a panel of distinguished European Union experts at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015. During a time of surging global anti-Semitism, Marcus will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the European response, as well as lessons for the United States and for the future of the campaign against global and campus anti-Semitism.
   

Cornell University launches LDB Chapter
February 26, 2015

Thursday, – Cornell University School of Law, Ithaca, NY

LDB Staff Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will speak at the launch of Cornell’s new LDB law student chapter – the sixth Brandeis Center chapter launch during the month of February alone!

   

Prof. Avi Bell to speak to LDB Chapter at UCLA
February 25, 2015

UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA

On Wednesday, February 25th, University of San Diego and Bar Ilan University Professor Avi Bell, will address LDB students at UCLA. Professor Bell is a well-recognized expert in the field of international law. Bell clerked for Justice Mishael Cheshin of the Supreme Court of Israel and for the High Court of Justice Department within the Israeli State Attorney’s office.
   

Emory Law School, Lunch & Learn Chapter Launch
February 23, 2015

Emory law students sought to start an LDB chapter after several swastikas were found defacing their campus last semester. On Monday, February 23, LDB attorney Aviva Vogelstein and LDB Civil Rights Legal Fellow and Emory college and law school grad Kenny Liebowitz will head down south for the launch of the LDB chapter at Emory Law School. Emory law students are excited to host educational programs on civil rights and anti-Semitism and learn how to combat anti-Semitism through legal means.
   

Harvard Law School: Lawyering for Civil and Human Rights
February 23, 2015

Harvard Law School hosts LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus for a presentation on “Lawyering for Civil and Human Rights.” Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Jewish Law Students’ Association.

   

Break the Hate: Responding to Anti-Semitism on Campus
February 22, 2015

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will keynote this summit for student leaders at the Boston University School of Management. The summit is presented by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the Israel Campus Roundtable.

http://www.israelcampusroundtable.org/summit.html
   

CUNY Law School, Lunch & Learn Chapter Launch
February 18, 2015

On Wednesday, February 18, CUNY Law School students will launch a new LDB chapter. CUNY will join LDB's Cardozo and Brooklyn Law chapters to create a trifecta of chapters in three New York City boroughs. CUNY LDB law students will address anti-Semitism and troubling anti-Israel attitudes in the higher education system, as well as engage in educational programming and pro bono research. LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus and LDB attorney Aviva Vogelstein will speak at the inaugural meeting of the CUNY Law LDB chapter.
   

Brooklyn Law School, Lunch & Learn Chapter Launch
February 17, 2015

On Tuesday, February 17, Brooklyn Law School students will launch a new LDB chapter. LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus and LDB Staff Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will join the students at their inaugural event. Brooklyn Law LDB students are also co-sponsoring a Shabbat dinner on Friday, February 13.

   

Fighting for Civil Rights, Fighting Against Anti-Semitism – Chapter Launch
February 10, 2015

On Tuesday, February 10th, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will address students at Loyola University Chicago, to celebrate the launch of LDB's newest law student chapter! Marcus will speak on the topic of, "Fighting for Civil Rights, Fighting Against Anti-Semitism." The Loyola chapter marks the first LDB law student chapter in the Chicago area, and has been created in partnership with the Decalogue Society of Chicago.
   

Frances Raday to Present UN Seminar for LDB Law Students
January 22, 2015

On Thursday, January 22, the day that the United Nations General Assembly has chosen to conduct an informal plenary on anti-semitic violence worldwide, United Nations human rights expert Frances Raday will present a seminar at the U.N. for Brandeis Center law student chapters on the topic of "Concurrent Challenges to Human Rights in the UN System,” with a focus on Israel.

Prof. Raday is the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council's Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law & Practice and a former member of the United Nations’ Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). She is also Chair of the Concord Research Institute for Integration of International Law in Israel at the College of Management and Elias Lieberman Chair in Labour Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Emerita); Honorary Professor at University College London; and Doctor Honoris at the University of Copenhagen. She was the founding chair of the Legal Centre of the Israel Women's Network and Chair of the Association for Freedom or Religion, Conscience and Science. She has written numerous academic books and articles on human rights, labour law and feminist legal theory. She has acted as legal counsel on precedent-setting human rights cases in Israel’s Supreme Court, including women’s constitutional rights to equality in religious rituals at public sites and sex discrimination in retirement age.

Participating law students may choose to attend both the Brandeis Center’s seminar and the UN General Assembly's informal plenary on global anti-semitism.

We are delighted to offer our students the unique opportunity of meeting and hearing from Prof. Raday at the United Nations. Space is limited. To RSVP, please contact Aviva Vogelstein (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) ASAP.
   


 
 
 
 
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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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Walter Reich
Walter Reich is the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics and Human Behavior, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at The George Washington University; a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center; and a former Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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