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Oberlin Student Senate Condemns Symposium Promoting Self-Respect and Civil Rights for Jews

September 21, 2016

You can’t make this stuff up.

Some alumni at Oberlin College are unhappy with the way things are going at their alma mater. Some students at Oberlin are unhappy with the alumni’s meddling. A tempest in a teapot, perhaps, except that the issues are large and also sprouting on many other campuses.

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Kenneth L. Marcus Speaks at Oberlin College
September 19, 2016

Brandeis Center's Kenneth L. Marcus will speak at a symposium at Oberlin College on Thursday, September 22, on “Building a Hate-Free Campus Through Civil Discourse.”

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LDB Welcomes Intern Kailee Jordan
September 15, 2016

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights under Law (LDB) is pleased to welcome their newest member, Kailee Jordan, who will be joining the LDB team as a Communications and Development Intern.

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Making Dollars or Making Change: Big Law, Human Rights, and Becoming a Purposeful Lawyer
September 29, 2016

On Thursday, September 29, LDB President & General Counsel Kenneth L. Marcus will address the LDB Law Student Chapter at the University of Virginia (UVA) on the topic of, “Making Dollars or Making Change: Big Law, Human Rights, and Becoming a Purposeful Lawyer.”

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Anti-Semitism, Civil Rights, and the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement
September 29, 2016

On Thursday, September 29, LDB Senior Staff Attorney Jennie Gross will address the LDB Law Student Chapter at the University of California at Berkeley on anti-Semitism, civil rights, and the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.

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Fighting the New Anti-Semitism
September 28, 2016

On Wednesday, September 28, LDB Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will return to her law school alma mater and address the LDB Chapter at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on “Fighting the New Anti-Semitism.”

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Building a Hate-Free Campus Through Civil Discourse
September 22, 2016

LDB’s Kenneth L. Marcus joins Chloe Simone Valdary and Stacy Aviva Flint for a symposium on “Building a Hate-Free Campus Through Civil Discourse” sponsored by Oberlin Alums for Campus Fairness at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 22.

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The Definition of Anti-Semitism

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.

Deciphering the New Anti-Semitism

LDB Academic Advisor Alvin Rosenfeld, Director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Professor of Jewish Studies and English at Indiana University Bloomington has edited an important new volume on Deciphering the New Antisemitism (Indiana University Press 2016).
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus contributes an important chapter on “The Ideology of the New Anti-Semitism” to the volume.

Antisemitism in North America: New Wold, Old Hate

In Antisemitism in North America (Leiden: Brill, 2016), editors Steven K. Baum, Neil J. Kressel, Florette Cohen, and Steven Leonard Jacobs have brought together an impressive array of scholars from diverse disciplines and political orientations to assess the condition of the Jews in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

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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.

Kenneth Marcus, Esq., President and Founder of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, discusses his book - "The Definition of Anti-Semitism."
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U.S. Department of Education to Track Religious Harassment
Rachel Leach, Brandeis Blog
September 19, 2016

For several years, the Brandeis Center has urged changes in how the Department of Education (ED) collects data that would help to protect religious groups from discrimination. ED has finally agreed to do so.

One of saddest chapters yet of anti-Israel harassment
Kenneth L. Marcus, JWeekly
September 8, 2016

Late last week, third-year UCLA law student and former Graduate Student Association president Milan Chatterjee announced that he will leave UCLA and finish his studies at New York University School of Law.

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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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Student Chapter Fact Sheet

The Louis D. Brandeis Center FAQs About Defining Anti-Semitism

Fact Sheet on the Elements of Anti-Semitic Discourse

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If you are concerned about anti-Semitism on your campus, or if you seek advice about best practices, contact us.

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Research Articles
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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

Todd F. Braunstein, Esq.
Todd F. Braunstein is a counsel in the Investigations & Criminal Litigation practice group at the law firm WilmerHale, LLP. As a former federal prosecutor, he has years of experience in all phases of the investigative process, on both the government and the defense side.
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