WASHINGTON, DC (PRBuzz.com) August 23, 2012 — The Louis D. Brandeis Center today released its path-breaking LDB Best Practices Guide for Combating Campus Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism. The Brandeis Center is an international Jewish civil rights organization which combats anti-Semitism on college and university campuses. The LDB Best Practices Guide provides university administrators with a substantial tool set for combating campus anti-Semitism. Over the last few years, many universities have seen a resurgence of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel discrimination, including harassment of Jewish students and hostile environments for Jewish students and professors on many campuses.
LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus commented, “The LDB Best Practices Guide for Combating Campus Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism provides clear and effective guidance for those university leaders who are seeking best practices for combating campus anti-Semitism. We would much prefer for universities to voluntarily adopt best practices rather than facing costly campus anti-Semitism litigation.”
The Brandeis Center is known for its advocacy of civil rights legal cases against universities that maintain hostile environments, but the new LDB Best Practices Guide represents a bold alternative to litigation, focusing on best practices for resolving campus anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism. LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus authored this campus anti-Semitism guide based on his experience spear-heading campus anti-Semitism campaigns at two federal civil rights agencies, as well as his scholarship as a research professor and the Brandeis Center’s current work as a public interest legal advocate.
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) is not-for-profit [501 (C) (3)], grass-roots community of scholars who have united to promote honest, fact-based, and civil discourse, especially in regard to Middle East issues. We believe that ethnic, national, and religious hatreds, including anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism, have no place in our institutions, disciplines, and communities. We employ academic means to address these issues.
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