Morning Education: A daily overview of education policy news Politico
February 24, 2017
ANTI-SEMITISM A GROWING CONCERN ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES: A few years ago, Kenneth Marcus, the former head of the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, could tick off a few campuses that were “hot spots” for anti-Semitism.
South Carolina Latest State to Address Growing Campus Anti-Semitism
February 23, 2017
The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) today endorsed a bill introduced in the South Carolina Legislature which will help combat the growing threat of anti-Semitism on state college campuses.
Bill would define anti-Semitism on South Carolina campuses Tri City Herald
February 22, 2017
Supporters say a bill defining anti-Semitism for South Carolina's colleges is designed to curb a national rise of anti-Jewish bigotry on campuses. Opponents argue it could limit First Amendment rights to criticize Israel.
Anti-Israel Rhetoric as Camouflage for anti-Semitism and Its Effects at the United Nations February 28, 2017
On Tuesday, Feb. 28, Professor Steven Resnicoff will address LDB law students at the University of Minnesota on, "Anti-Israel Rhetoric as Camouflage for anti-Semitism and Its Effects at the United Nations."
On Thursday, February 9, Professor Mark Goldfeder, Director of Law and Religion Student Program and Spruill Family Senior Fellow in Law and Religion at Emory University School of Law, will speak to the LDB chapter at the University of Chicago Law School on "BDS and the Law." A scholar of law and religion and comparative Jewish Law, Goldfeder's work examines issues of marriage, polygamy, and religious liberty.
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus has written the authoritative volume on this complex, politically contested issue for Oxford University Press (2015). What is anti-Semitism? The Definition of Anti-Semitism is the first book-length study to explore this central question in the context of the new anti-Semitism.
Contact Brandeis Center Lawyers About Campus Anti-Semitism
Students and professors: If you are aware of anti-Semitic or anti-Israeli incidents on your college or university campus, please contact lawyers at the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law.
LDB-Trinity College Report Barry A. Kosmin & Ariela Keysar LDB and Trinity College have issued this important 2015 “Anti-Semitism Report,” presenting results from a national demographic survey of American Jewish college students. This report shows that more than half of 1,157 self-identified Jewish students at 55 campuses nationwide who took part in an online survey reported having having experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism on their campuses during the last academic year.
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.
Catherine Chatterley Dr. Catherine Chatterley is the Founding Director of the Canadian Institute for the Study of Antisemitism (CISA) and Editor-In Chief of its new periodical, Antisemitism Studies, published by Indiana University Press.