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Government Documents

Several governmental agencies, in the United States and abroad, have issued reports and guidance documents which address anti-Semitism globally or in particular contexts. This section highlights some of the most important governmental documents with an emphasis on those that are relevant to anti-Semitism in American higher education.

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Quasi-Government Documents

Over the last several years, parliamentarians from dozens of countries have united to develop formal statements on the extent of contemporary anti-Semitism, either globally or in their particular countries, and on effective means of combatting it. The following selective examples illustrate some of the most important work generated by these lawmakers.

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NGO Reports

Several non-governmental organizations have issued reports documenting, monitoring or commenting on contemporary anti-Semitism. The following are illustrative examples.

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Case Materials

Jewish students and their advocates have recently filed a handful of complaints charging their universities with discrimination or harassment. LDB authors have explained how these cases are doing, why they were filed and what the federal Office for Civil Rights should do about them.

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Campus Anti-Semitism
Over 40% of Jewish American college students report that they have experienced or are aware of anti-Semitism on their campuses. 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 EUMC Working Definition of Anti-Semitism, as endorsed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and U.S. Department of State.
 
 
 
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Advisory Board Spotlight
 

Kenneth L. Marcus
Kenneth L. Marcus is President and General Counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and author of the award-winning Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (New York: Cambridge University Press: 2010). Marcus founded the Brandeis Center in 2011 to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism in American higher education.
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