Research : Research Articles  
 

LDB authors are active in a wide range of research publication. These articles are some of the most recent contributions in areas relevant to LDB's mission.

The Morass of Middle East Studies: Title VI of the Higher Education Act and Federally Funded Area Studies

Six years ago, Congress recognized the need for “diverse perspectives” in federally funded Middle East Studies programs. Congress had created the so-called “Title VI programs” in 1958 to address Cold War national security demands. After September 11, 2001, it was more important than ever to provide United States intelligence and armed services agencies with a pipeline of skilled workers. Unfortunately, Title VI programs were not serving their intended purpose.




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Another Milestone For the Mainstreaming of Anti Semitism : The New American Foundation and Max Blumenthal's Goliath

This paper argues that, by providing a platform to Max Blumenthal for the promotion of his book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, the New America Foundation (NAF) bestowed legitimacy on a book that is, in effect, antisemitic because its author intended to convince readers that Israel should be equated with Nazi Germany.


Petra Marquardt-Bigman

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LDB Challenges Traditional Ideas About Religious Freedom

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus argues that America’s traditional form of religious freedom does not protect all Americans equally. Marcus delivered this research in Jerusalem on May 16 at the Israel Democracy Institute’s (IDI) International Conference on the Role of Religion in Human Rights Discourse.
Kenneth L. Marcus

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Antisemitism Worldwide 2011 General Analysis

The Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University's authoritative annual analysis, Antisemitism Worldwide, demonstrates escalating global anti-Semitism in 2011 but a decrease in major violent incidents. LDB Advisor Dina Porat (Tel Aviv), who heads the Kantor Center, oversees this research.
Dina Porat

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Antisemitism and the Campus Left

LDB Advisor Richard Cravatts (Simmons College) has published an important new article on "Antisemitism and the Campus Left" in the new 2012 Special Issue of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, edited by LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus Cravatts demonstrates how the anti-Israel bias of some progressive intellectuals crosses the line into anti-Semitism.

Richard Cravatts

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Law Review Article on “Accusation in a Mirror”

Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2012
Kenneth L. Marcus

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Bullying as a Civil Rights Violation: The U.S. Department of Education's Approach to Harassment

Engage, The Journal of the Federalist Society Practice Groups, Volume 12, Issue 2, August-September, 2011
Kenneth L. Marcus

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The New OCR Antisemitism Policy

Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2010
Kenneth L. Marcus

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Whitewashing Antisemitism at the University of California-Irvine

Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2010
Kenneth L. Marcus

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A Blind Eye to Campus Anti-Semitism?

Commentary Magazine, 2010
Kenneth L. Marcus

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Jurisprudence of the New Anti-Semitism

Wake Forest Law Review, Summer 2009
Kenneth L. Marcus

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Iran's Nuclear Anti-Zionism is Genocidal, not Political

InFocus, Winter 2009
Kenneth L. Marcus

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Privileging and Protecting Schoolhouse Religion

Journal of Law and Education, October 2008
Kenneth L. Marcus

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Higher Education, Harassment, and First Amendment Opportunism

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, April 2008
Kenneth L. Marcus

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The Second Mutation: Israel and Political Anti-Semitism

InFocus, Spring 2008
Kenneth L. Marcus

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Anti-Zionism as Racism: Campus Anti-Semitism and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, February 2007
Kenneth L. Marcus

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The Most Important Right We Think We Have But Don't: Freedom From Religious Discrimination in Education

Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 7, 2006
Kenneth L. Marcus

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Anti-Israel Sentiment Predicts Anti-Semitism in Europe

JOURNAL OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION, Vol. 50 No. 4, August 2006
Charles Small and Edward Kaplan

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  “Marcus can feel proud of the singular role that he has played in helping to secure civil rights protections for Jews faced with anti-Semitic harassment and discrimination on US campuses.”

 
 
Anne Herzberg, NGO Monitor, in SPME Reviews and Recommendations (March 21, 2011)
 
 
 
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Advisory Board Spotlight
 

Irwin Cotler
Irwin Cotler is a Canadian Member of Parliament, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and a Professor of Law at McGill University, Canada (on leave).
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