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Projects: Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism in Higher Education

Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
Kenneth L. Marcus

This book demonstrates that Jewish students have important civil rights which should be, but are not, currently protected by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The book will also explore the problem of anti-Semitic harassment as it has developed on American campuses. It will draw on some of the academic articles previously published by Kenneth L. Marcus and other scholars at the Institute for Jewish & Community Research.

The Uncivil University: Revised Edition (Lexington Books, 2009)
Gary A. Tobin, Aryeh K. Weinberg & Jenna Ferer

The first printing of the UnCivil University was well received. The demand for the book exceeded initial inventory. Moreover, new developments provide data for additions to the book. We released an updated version of the UnCivil University rather than a second printing.

The Revised Edition of the UnCivil University includes a new introduction by Kenneth L. Marcus, former staff director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, former assistant secretary of Civil Rights at the Department of Education, current Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Chair in Equality and Justice in America and Visiting Professor of Public Affairs at Baruch College School of Public Affairs, and Director, Initiative to Combat Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism in America’s Educational Systems.

A new conclusion has been added that takes a broader look at the role of the campus in a global anti-Israel campaign that reaches from the ground in the Middle East to the United Nations.

An epilogue revisits themes in the book and explores positive developments as well as the Jewish communal response to anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism in higher education.

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