Legal Complexities in Contemporary Asymmetrical Conflicts March 17, 2015
The Cornell Law School Chapter of the Louis D. Brandeis Center will host Major Nadav of the Israel Defense Forces for a presentation on “Legal Complexities in Contemporary Asymmetrical Conflicts: Challenges in the Middle East” on March 17 at 6:15pm in Myron Taylor Hall.
The European Union Definition of Anti-Semitism March 6, 2015
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will present new research for a panel on “The European Union’s Response to Anti-Semitism” at the biennial conference of the European Union Studies Association at the Hyatt Regency Boston.
Prof. Avi Bell to speak to LDB Chapter at UCLA February 25, 2015
On Wednesday, February 25th, University of San Diego and Bar Ilan University Professor Avi Bell, will address LDB students at UCLA. Professor Bell is a well-recognized expert in the field of international law.
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).
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.”
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.
ASUC Senate Passes Bill Condemning Anti-Semitism Bianca Carrillo, The Brandeis Blog
February 26, 2015
Fantastic news for UC Berkley’s Jewish students came this week. On Wednesday, February 25th, the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) unanimously passed a bill in their senate that condemns campus anti-Semitism.
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.
Kenneth L. Marcus Kenneth L. Marcus is President and General Counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and author of the award-winning Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (New York: Cambridge University Press: 2010). Marcus founded the Brandeis Center in 2011 to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism in American higher education.