Non-discrimination policies should be clear, comprehensive, and consistent with governing law. The best practice is to provide sufficient specificity for all involved to understand their rights and obligations. Proper attention should be paid to the freedom of speech and the doctrine of academic freedom. Over time, useful examples of best practices in non-discrimination policies will be provided here.
Student Chapter Fact Sheet
In a major new initiative, LDB has formed a network of chapters for students at select law schools throughout the United States. These chapters are fostering a new generation of leaders who share LDB’s mission.
The Louis D. Brandeis Center FAQs About Defining Anti-Semitism
This fact sheet offers insight on the importance of defining anti-Semitism, highlights previous efforts to define anti-Semitism, and provides guidance on what further steps are needed in order to adopt a uniform definition of anti-Semitism in the United States today.
University of California (UC) Board of Regents Statement of Principles Against Intolerance
In March 2016, after months of efforts on behalf of LDB and other groups to educate the UC Regents on the need to address the problem of anti-Semitism in the UC system, the Regents issued a landmark, "Statement of Principles Against Intolerance." In its introduction, the statement included that, "Anti-Semitism, anti-semitic forms of anti-Zionism and other forms of discrimination have no place at the University of California."
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.
Fact Sheet on the Elements of Anti-Semitic Discourse
Government officials, university administrators and academic faculty often need resources for identifying anti-Semitic discourse that can supplement existing definitions such as the U.S. Department of State definition and the International Working Definition. This Fact Sheet meets that need by highlighting some of the most common motifs in anti-Semitic discourse. The following inter-related tropes and memes ,intended to be illustrative rather than exhaustive, have long been markers for anti-Semitism
LDB is committed to combating anti-Semitism on college and university campuses across the nation. In a major new initiative, LDB is launching a nationwide network of inaugural chapters for students at select law schools throughout the United States.
San Francisco State University President responded firmly and quickly to anti-Semitic incidents on his campus in 2002. President Corrigan's contemporaneous report describes his actions, including his close work with campus security, law enforcement, and public prosecution. In addition, Corrigan devotes a substantial portion of his university's web site to documentation of his responses to these incidents.
Dawinder S. Sidhu Dawinder "Dave" S. Sidhu is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico and has held positions at Oxford University Faculty of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard University's Pluralism Project, the University of Baltimore School of Law, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.