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South Carolina lawmakers overwhelmingly pass bill to tackle campus anti-Semitism
JNS.Org

March 10, 2017

South Carolina lawmakers voted 103-3 to overwhelmingly to approve a bill that will help school administrators better combat anti-Semitism at state universities.

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South Carolina House Approves Landmark Bill to Address Growing Anti-Semitism
March 10, 2017

The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) today applauded the South Carolina House of Representatives for its overwhelming approval of legislation that will help combat the growing threat of anti-Semitism on state college campuses.

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Brandeis Center Applauds South Carolina Vote
March 9, 2017

Kenneth L. Marcus, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law made the following statement today commending the South Carolina House of Representatives for its overwhelming approval of H. 3643, a bill to combat rising campus anti-Semitism:

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March 2017 - Fighting Back Against Threats to the Jewish Community
March 8, 2017

As spring approaches, the United States is reeling from a surge in anti-Semitic incidents, including threats to Jewish Community Centers and attacks on Jewish Cemeteries.

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“Law and Anti-Semitism in the Current Climate”
March 29, 2017

LDB’s Kenneth L. Marcus will address the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy at Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland on “Law and Anti-Semitism in the Current Climate.”

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Lawfare and Counterterror
March 28, 2017

On Tuesday, March 28, The Lawfare Project's Director of Legal Affairs, Amanda Berman, will address students in the LDB chapter at Loyola University Chicago School of Law on Counterterror and Lawfare - the use of the law as a weapon of war against the United States, Israel and the West.

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BDS & Campus Anti-Semitism
March 28, 2017

On Tuesday, March 28, Mitch Webber will address the LDB Chapter at Cornell Law School on BDS & Campus Anti-Semitism.

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Northern Virginia j.talk with Kenneth L. Marcus
March 27, 2017

The Northern Virginia Jewish Community Center will present an author talk with LDB’s Kenneth L. Marcus on his book, “The Definition of Anti-Semitism (Oxford University Press: 2015).

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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.


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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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ACTA Reports that the BDS Movement Threatens Academic Freedom
Katherine Hung, Brandeis Blog
March 16, 2017


Last Thursday, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) issued a report on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

University of Texas Students Speak Out
Edward Kunz, Brandeis Blog
March 15, 2017


Last week, the student government of The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) unanimously approved A.R. 26, a motion intended to condemn recent anti-Semitic incidents in and around their campus.

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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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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
 

Adam S. Feuerstein
Adam S. Feuerstein is a Principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law. His practice encompasses a broad range of transactional and tax planning matters.
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