LDB Urges Further Action from UW Madison

Today, the Brandeis Center wrote to University of Wisconsin – Madison (“UW”) Chancellor Rebecca Blank, applauding her administration for castigating the Associated Students of Madison’s controversial April 26, 2017 Student Council (“ASM”) divestment measure, and urging further action from her administration.

JCA Call to Papers

The Journal of Contemporary Anti-Semitism (JCA) has issued a Call for Papers for their upcoming Special Issue “Postcolonialism and Anti-Semtism” of the JCA, Vol. 1, No.2 (Spring 2018). Papers are to be submitted by July 31, 2017. The Journal of Contemporary Anti-Semitism is exclusively dedicated to the analysis of anti-Semitism and aims to cover all forms of anti-Semitism found in our contemporary world. Any inquiries may be submitted to jca@academicstudiespress.com

Texas Governor Abbott Signs Anti-BDS Bill

On Israel’s Independence Day (“Yom Ha’atzmut”), Texas governor Greg Abbott signed an anti-boycott Israel bill into law. The bill stands against the discriminatory BDS movement and bans state entities from engaging in business with organizations and companies that participate in BDS. In regards to the passage of this measure, Charles Kaufman, chair of B’nai B’right’s International…

Zionism and Anti-Semitism: An International Conference


Screen Shot 2017-04-05 at 10.47.33 AMThe Brandeis Center received this notice from colleagues at The Pears Institute and London. The Pears Institute will be holding an international conference on Zionism and Anti-Semitism from May24 – 26.

Key note speakers: Derek Penslar, Harvard University and Bashir Bashir, Open University, Israel and The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Date: 24 – 26 May 2017

Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX

Academic delegate fee – £100.00

Birkbeck staff – £50.00

Postgraduate student/Early career fellow – £35.00 Click here to register.

This three day international conference brings together more than 35 scholars from institutions in eight countries, from different disciplines and with diverse perspectives, to examine the interaction between Zionism and antisemitism as it has developed from the nineteenth century through to the present day.