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Emory Law students join battle against campus anti-Semitism
The Jewish Georgian

May 28, 2015

In September, swastikas were discovered in Emory University’s Robert W. Woodruff Library. In October, students vandalized the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house, a historically Jewish fraternity, with spray-painted swastikas.

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Illinois Becomes First State to Pass Anti-BDS Bill
May 26, 2015

The Brandeis Center lauds the Illinois State House of Representatives for passing a bill preventing the state from investing in companies that boycott the State of Israel.

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May 22, 2015

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB), a national civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C., commends University of California President Janet Napolitano for personally supporting the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism.

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BDS on campus Part II: When does ‘anti-Israel’ become anti-Semitic?

May 21, 2015

Liana Kadisha, a senior at Stanford University, says some Jewish students on her campus feel they have to hide who they are. The 22-year-old knows of several who tuck their Star of David necklaces inside their shirts, self-conscious about drawing attention to their Jewish identity.

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Fighting Anti-Semitism, Protecting Free Expression
May 28, 2015

LDB staff will present a special session on fighting anti-Semitism and protecting free expression at the 2015 Annual National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE®) at the Washington Hilton Hotel. The presentation will take place on May 28 at 1:30 p.m.

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LDB Staff Attorney to Speak at Beth Tfiloh
April 28, 2015

On Tuesday evening, April 28th, Vogelstein will speak at a special program designed for parents of Beth Tfiloh alumni, many of whom currently have children in college.

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The BDS Movement: A Symposium
April 27, 2015

Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz will deliver the keynote address and LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will provide concluding remarks at this University of Baltimore law school conference.

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Yom Ha’Zikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut
April 24, 2015

On Friday, April 24th, LDB attorney Aviva Vogelstein will visit her former high school, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, and speak at a special assembly for Yom Ha’Zikaron (Remembrance Day) and Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day).

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LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus at Cardozo
April 22, 2015

On Wednesday, April 22, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will speak to the LDB chapter at Cardozo law about civil rights and anti-Semitism in America.

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Three Conceptions of Religious Freedom

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus contributes a chapter on “Three Conceptions of Religious Freedom” to Hanoch Dagan, Shahar Lifschitz and Yedidia Z. Stern’s new edited volume on Religion and the Discourse of Human Rights (Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Democracy Institute, 2014).

The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus contributes a chapter on anti-Semitism in the anti-Israel boycott movement in Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm, Jr.’s upcoming volume, “The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel.”

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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.

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Acclaimed filmmaker Gloria Greenfield teamed up with Emmy Award-winning editor Raoul Rosenberg to create this important film on the Brandeis Center and its campaign against campus anti-Semitism.

Campaigning for Justice on College Campuses ~Kenneth L. Marcus, President and General Counsel, Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
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Will Anti-Semitism Spread From American Universities to American Culture?
Ben Cohen, Mosaic Magazine
May 12, 2015

At the end of her sweeping probe into the normalization of anti-Semitism on American campuses, Ruth Wisse lays down a double challenge.

Kantor Center Reports on Surging Global Anti-Semitism
Jonathan Molina, The Brandeis Blog
April 26, 2015

The 2014 Kantor Center annual report highlights a 38% worldwide increase in violent anti-Semitic incidents compared to 2013. The Kantor Center, based at Tel Aviv University, specializes in contemporary European Jewry and publishes an annual detailed report on anti-Semitism worldwide.

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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.

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Fact Sheet on the Elements of Anti-Semitic Discourse

Law Student Chapter Fact Sheet - LDB is committed to combating anti-Semitism on college and university campuses across the nation.

Title VI Fact Sheet - Short Guide to the Law Against Campus Anti-Semitism

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  "There is a critical need for an organization such as the Louis D. Brandeis Center to give students and faculty who suffer harassment and intimidation a place to fight back against administrative silence in the face of hate and bigotry.”
Samuel Edelman, Ph.D.
Former Executive Director
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East
If you are concerned about anti-Semitism on your campus, or if you seek advice about best practices, contact us.

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Over 50% of Jewish American college students report that they experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism on their campuses during the 2013-2014 academic year. 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 U.S. Department of State definition of anti-Semitism. .
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Advisory Board Spotlight

Gregory H. Stanton
Professor Stanton has received degrees from Oberlin College, Harvard Divinity School, Yale Law School and a masters and doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of Chicago. He was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2001-2002).
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