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L.A. conference looks at strategies to beat back BDS

March 26, 2015

Here’s a fun fact about anti-Israel activity on college campuses: Of the 18 Israel divestment measures that have come before student senates this school year, five passed but 13 have failed.

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Berkeley’s Swastika Problem: Are America’s Liberal Colleges Breeding Anti-Semitism?
Daily Beast

March 19, 2015

From neo-Nazi graffiti at Berkeley to the grilling of a Jewish student at UCLA, anti-Semitism is on the rise at liberal schools thought to be bastions of political correctness.

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Anti-Semitism at CU Gets Response

March 19, 2015

A new student organization at Cornell’s law school was founded in February in response to what organizers say is a concern with rising anti-Semitism on college campuses, including Cornell’s.

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Another swastika at GW. This one was posted by a Jewish student
Washington Post

March 18, 2015

A swastika was posted on the bulletin board of a Jewish fraternity in a George Washington University dorm on Monday, leading upset students to immediately report it to police.

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LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus at Cardozo
April 22, 2015

On Wednesday, April 22, LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will speak to the LDB chapter at Cardozo law about civil rights and anti-Semitism in America.

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Supreme Court Litigator Alyza Lewin at Kent Law
April 15, 2015

The newest LDB chapter at Chicago-Kent College of Law will host Alyza Lewin on Wednesday, April 15.

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"Break the Hate: The New Anti-Semitism on College Campuses”
April 12, 2015

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will keynote the JCC of Greater New Haven’s program on anti-Semitism on college campuses. The event will take place at the JCC in Woodbridge on Sunday, April 12, 2015, from
2-4:30 p.m.

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“In the Aftermath of Charlie” - Cornell Law
March 25, 2015

On Wednesday, March 25, the LDB Chapter at Cornell Law will co-sponsor a panel discussion panel presented by the Cornell French Society, "In the Aftermath of Charlie."

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Alyza Lewin in the Twin Cities
March 23, 2015

On Monday, March 23, Supreme Court litigator and partner at Lewin & Lewin, Alyza Lewin, will deliver a joint presentation to LDB law students at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, MN, and William Mitchell College of Law in nearby St.Paul, MN.

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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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Understanding and Addressing Anti-Semitism on College Campuses
Barry A. Kosmin,
March 25, 2015

Anti-Semitism is a combination of religious, ethnic, and racial prejudice aimed at those who are or are thought to be Jewish. It can take many forms, including bigotry, bullying, defamation, stereotyping, hate crimes, acts of bias, or scapegoating.

Climate of Opinion
Alvin H. Rosenfeld, Jewish Review of Books
March 19, 2015

Last year, the British scholar Alan Johnson spoke up against a resolution to boycott Israel at the National University of Ireland, Galway. As he recounts the experience, “Anti-Israel student activists tried to break up the meeting by banging on the tables, using the Israeli flag as a toilet wipe, and screaming at me, again and again, ‘Fuck off our fucking campus you fucking Zionist!’”

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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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  “With the rapid rise of campus anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli incitement, which has reached epidemic proportions across the United States, the Louis D. Brandeis Center is an idea whose time has come. It is fulfilling a vital function in protecting the civil rights of Jewish students throughout the nation.”
Sarah N. Stern
President, Endowment for Middle East Truth
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!
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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

Lesley Klaff
Lesley Klaff is a senior lecturer in law at Sheffield Hallam University and an affiliate professor of law at Haifa University. She is expert in law and anti-Semitism, social and legal theory, and the English legal system.
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