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The Anti-Semitic BDS Campaigns on Campus:What is Their Impact?
Jerusalem Post

August 25, 2015

The conventional wisdom today in the United States and Israel is that American campuses are rife with anti-Semitism and hostility toward Israel stoked by the boycott, sanctions and divestment (BDS) campaign.

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August 7, 2015

What is anti-Semitism? While rooted in history, it remains a malady to this day, evidenced by the recent and widely publicized terrorist attacks in a Parisian market

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University of Toronto Rejects BDS
Brandeis Blog

August 3, 2015

This past year has been a busy one in the educational, political, and legal BDS realms. Just this past week, the Board of Directors of the University of Toronto Student Union (UTSU) voted, as first reported by Shalom Life, to reject creating and funding a side committee to explore the possibilities to develop the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

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LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus at Chicago-Kent College of Law
September 10, 2015

On Thursday, Sept. 10, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will be speaking at Kent University in Chicago, Illinois on Fighting the New Campus Anti-Semitism.

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LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus at DePaul University College of Law
September 10, 2015

On Thursday, Sept. 10, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will be speaking at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois on the Importance of Defining Anti-Semitism.

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What Legal Rights and Recourse do Jewish Students have when faced with anti-Semitism on campuses
September 9, 2015

On Wednesday, September 9, from 12-3:30pm, the Louis D. Brandeis Center will team up with The Decalogue Society of Lawyers, StandWithUs, and JUF's Israel Education Center to sponsor a panel on the legal rights and recourse Jewish students have when faced with anti-Semitism on campuses.

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LDB Attorney Aviva Vogelstein at William Mitchell | Hamline College of Law
August 26, 2015

LDB Staff Attorney Aviva Vogelstein will address students at the newly joined William Mitchell | Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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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.

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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Leading Anti-Semitism Scholars Urge Adoption of Anti-Semitism Definition
Brandeis Blog
August 31, 2015

Many of the world’s leading scholars of anti-Semitism, including LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus, have just issued the following joint letter urging University of California President Janet Napolitano and the University of California regents to adopt the U.S. State Department definition of anti-Semitism:

Matisyahu, the Iran deal, and the college campus
Jewish Journal
August 26, 2015

Do we need to have a definition of anti-Semitism? Most people think they already know what it means.

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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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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

Dawinder S. Sidhu
Dawinder "Dave" S. Sidhu is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico and has held positions at Oxford University Faculty of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard University's Pluralism Project, the University of Baltimore School of Law, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
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