American College Campuses and the Spread of Anti-Semitism

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 In this episode of Your Second Opinion, Kenneth Marcus discusses the defining anti-Semitism, the Anti-Semitism Awareness Bill, and the spread of anti-Semitism on college campuses. Kenneth Marcus is the president and general counsel for Louis Brandeis Center for Human Rights, which was founded to combat anti-Semitism on college campuses.

This episode seeks to bring awareness about the spread of anti-Semitism today on American university campuses and how it can be combatted. After listening to this episode, you will have a greater understanding of the challenges affecting Jewish college students today and what the government needs to do in order to protect them.


In this episode, topics discussed include:

  • The bipartisan Anti-Semitism Awareness Bill and why it is needed on college campuses throughout the United States
  • The need for one definition of anti-Semitism by the American government
  • The reality of anti-Semitism on college campuses in the United States today
  • The definition of anti-Semitism, the Three D test, and why they are important


kenneth marcus

Kenneth L. Marcus is President and General Counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and author of The Definition of Anti-Semitism (Oxford University Press: 2015) and Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (Cambridge University Press: 2010).

Marcus founded the Brandeis Center in 2011 to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism in American higher education.  During his public service career, Marcus served as Staff Director at the United States Commission on Civil Rights and was delegated the authority of Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights and Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

Marcus also serves as Associate Editor of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism.  Before entering public service, Mr. Marcus was a litigation partner in two major law firms, where he conducted complex commercial and constitutional litigation.

He has published widely in academic journals as well as in more popular venues such as The Jerusalem Post, Commentary, The Weekly Standard, and The Christian Science Monitor.  Mr. Marcus is a graduate of Williams College, magna cum laude, and the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.

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