National Law Student Conference Gains Star Power
December 4, 2013
The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights today announced two superstar additions to the faculty of the inaugural national law student leadership conference: international lawyers Richard Heideman and Abraham (Avi) Bell.
Review of Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America
“Kenneth Marcus has given us a book that is thoughtful and impassioned, creative and careful, erudite and provocative. Everyone concerned about vicious anti-Zionism and antisemitism on campus should read it.” This is the judgment of Prof. Paul Burstein in his new review of Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (Cambridge University Press: 2010) for the current issue of AJS Review.
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.
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus explains the "Three Conceptions of Religious Freedom" at the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem.
“Knockout Attacks” Don’t Bode Well for African Americans, Jews, or Anybody Else Harold Brackman, Brandeis Blog
December 5, 2013
The lid has finally blown off the simmering cauldron. For about a month, there have been reports of “knockout attacks,” mostly in Northeastern cities. These reports have not looked too closely at the ethnicity of the attackers while generally characterizing the attacks as “random” and lacking the specificity of “hate crime” targeting.
The Very Foundations of the University Kenneth L. Marcus and Sitara Kedilaya, The Journal of Academic Freedom
December 4, 2013
The modern Western university faces an existential threat. The danger is not what you think. It is not the cuts in government funding, the skyrocketing cost of tuition, the explosion of student debt, the rise of massive open online courses, the decline of residential learning, or the death-spiral of the humanities.
Academic Boycotts Are Anathema to Academic Freedom Avi Snyder, Brandeis Blog
November 27, 2013
All too often, professors proclaim their allegiance to the principles of academic freedom and then take action that violates those very principles. Sadly, this is often the case when it comes to academia’s attitude toward the State of Israel and its institutions of higher learning.
“Although much work still needs to be done, there is no doubt that Marcus’s campaign struck a significant chord that consequently allowed groups such as the Zionist Organization of America to file a complaint against the University of California, Irvine (UCI) on grounds of anti-Semitic harassment”
Asaf Romirowsky, Middle East Forum, in Jewish Political Studies Review (Spring 2011)
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