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LDB Urges Further Action from UW Madison
Brandeis Blog

June 21, 2017

Today, the Brandeis Center wrote to University of Wisconsin – Madison (“UW”) Chancellor Rebecca Blank, applauding her administration for castigating the Associated Students of Madison’s controversial April 26, 2017 Student Council (“ASM”) divestment measure, and urging further action from her administration.

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Advocacy Groups Charge UC Irvine with Failing to Protect Pro-Israel Students’ Rights
Jewish Voice

June 21, 2017

Fifty Jewish, civil rights and education advocacy groups recently wrote to University of California Irvine (UCI) Chancellor Howard Gillman demanding he publicly address the latest in a slew of disruptions of pro-Israel events on campus within the framework of the UC Regents’ Statement of Principles Against Intolerance, which Chancellor Gillman had committed to implementing last year.

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Congratulations to Aviva Vogelstein
Brandeis Blog

June 19, 2017

The Louis D. Brandeis Center would like to congratulate its Director of Legal Initiatives, Aviva Vogelstein, on receiving the Daniel Siegel Memorial Alumni Award from her former high school last Sunday.

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Modern Language Association Overwhelmingly Passes Anti-BDS Motion
Brandeis Blog

June 16, 2017

On June 14, 2017, the Modern Language Association (MLA) announced that a resolution against BDS had been ratified by their members, passing by a wide margin of 1,954 votes in favor to 885 against.

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Campus Watchdog Says It Got ‘Completely Inadequate’ Response From UC-Irvine on Anti-Israel Group’s Repeated Violations of Free Speech
Algemeiner

June 15, 2017

The founder of a campus watchdog group said the University of California, Irvine (UCI) has offered a “completely inadequate” response to a letter sent to the chancellor demanding serious action after a student disruption of a pro-Israel event last month.

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Fighting Anti-Semitism in the Current Climate
May 10, 2017

LDB’s Kenneth L. Marcus will address Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon, CA, about the campaign against anti-Semitism.

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Anti-Semitism on Campuses and the BDS Movement
May 7, 2017

LDB's Director of Legal Initiatives, Aviva Vogelstein, will speak at Congregation Har Tzeon - Agudath Achim on, "Anti-Semitism on Campuses and the BDS Movement."

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Campus Speech Codes and Harassment
April 19, 2017

On Wednesday, April 19, Professor Alex Tsesis will speak to the LDB chapter at Chicago-Kent College of Law on the topic of, "Campus Speech Codes and Harassment."

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The Legality of Jerusalem as Israel's Capitol
April 4, 2017

On Tuesday, April 4, Professor Oren Gross will address the LDB chapter at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on the Legality of Jerusalem as Israel's Capitol.

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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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Jewish Students Sue San Francisco State University
Jen Kleinman, Brandeis Blog
June 21, 2017


On June 19, 2017, The Lawfare Project and Winston & Strawn LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of six students and several members of the Bay Area Jewish community against San Francisco State University (“SFSU”).

SCOTUS Decision Could Impact Freedom of Speech Debate on Campus
Jordan Weber, Brandeis Blog
June 21, 2017


On June 19, the Supreme Court decided in Matal v. Tam that the government cannot refuse to trademark potentially derogatory or offensive names, a decision that will likely impact the national debate about hate speech and the First Amendment for decades.

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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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Students
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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!
 
 
 
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
 

David E. Bernstein
David E. Bernstein is Foundation Professor at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, where he has been teaching since 1995, interspersed with visiting appointments at the Georgetown, Michigan, and Brooklyn law schools.
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