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LDB President to Testify on Federal Sexual Harassment Policy
July 17, 2014

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced today that Louis D. Brandeis Center President Kenneth L. Marcus will at the Commission’s Briefing on Federal Enforcement of Title IX Sexual Harassment Law in Elementary, Secondary, and Post-secondary Schools on Friday July 25, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.

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Brandeis Center Appoints Joshua Brewster to Legal Advisory Board
July 15, 2014

The Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a national civil rights organization dedicated to eradicating anti-Semitism on college campuses, has appointed Joshua Sol Brewster, Esq.. to its Legal Advisory Board. Joshua was previously a senior civil rights legal fellow with The Brandeis Center.

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U.S. Human Rights Council envoy vows to target anti-Israel bias
JTA Newswire

July 10, 2014

The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council said battling anti-Israel bias on the body was a “key priority.”

Keith Harper, addressing a conference of pro-Israel groups meeting in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, also advocated for continued U.S. engagement on the council.

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July Brandeis Brief - Of Holocaust Deniers, Terrorists, and Presbyterians The Brandeis Brief
July 1, 2014

Summer is finally here, and many students have headed off to summer jobs, internships, or graduation. Nevertheless, higher education controversies continue to simmer.

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Brandeis Center Co-Sponsors Capitol Hill Symposium
July 9, 2014

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will participate in the July 9, 2014 symposium in Washington, D.C., “10 years and counting …

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What is Anti-Semitic About the Movement to Boycott, Divest From, and Sanction Israel? at Tel Aviv University
May 14, 2014

Kenneth L. Marcus address “What is Anti-Semitic About the Movement to Boycott, Divest From, and Sanction Israel?” at Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel, in a conference on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement sponsored by the Israel Academia Monitor

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Deciphering the ‘New’ Antisemitism: An International Scholar's Conference
April 6-8, 2014

Dr. Alvin Rosenfeld, a member of LDB’s Board of Academic Advisors, will convene this important international scholars’ conference from April 6-8, 2014, on behalf of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at Indiana University Bloomington.

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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.”

Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity

LDB Advisor Charles A. Small (ISGAP) has published an edited volume on Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity, featuring a chapter by LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus on “The Definition of Antisemitism.”

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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 L. Marcus, President of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, discusses the first round of changes made to Title VI of the Higher Education Act, and the failure of oversight which has left those reforms unfinished. He then discusses next steps to move forward with reform.
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The Presbyterian Church and the Ku Klux Klan
Kenneth L. Marcus, Algemeiner
June 24, 2014

At their General Assembly on Friday, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to divest from three companies that supply Israel with equipment used in the West Bank and in the blockade of Gaza.

Terrorism and Anti-Semitic Violence: Complex New Realities Defy Simple Ideological Labels
Harold Brackman, Brandeis Blog
June 10, 2014

It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that we live in an age when almost every headline story has become a Rorschach Test for spin doctors on cable news or in cyberspace. Their purpose is not to promote dialogue leading to some sort of shared understanding but to further fuel current political polarizations with wildly different, ideologically driven interpretations.

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Another Milestone For the Mainstreaming of Anti Semitism : The New American Foundation and Max Blumenthal's Goliath
Petra Marquardt-Bigman
This paper argues that, by providing a platform to Max Blumenthal for the promotion of his book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, the New America Foundation (NAF) bestowed legitimacy on a book that is, in effect, antisemitic because its author intended to convince readers that Israel should be equated with Nazi Germany.

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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

Best Practices Guide for Combating Campus Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism

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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.

Our attorneys and experts are here to help!
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

Jonathan A. Vogel, Esq.
Jonathan A. Vogel is a partner in McGuireWoods, where he practices in the areas of government investigations and education law.
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