Join North Carolina Hillel in welcoming Kenneth L. Marcus, 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. The following year, he was named to the Forward 50, the Jewish Daily Forward’s listing of the “American Jews who made the most significant impact on the news in the past year.” 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. Shortly before his departure from the Civil Rights Commission, the Wall Street Journal observed that “the Commission has rarely been better managed,” and that it “deserves a medal for good governance.” Marcus also serves as Associate Editor of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism.
This event is hosted by NC Hillel and cosponsored by: Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Carolina Center for Public Service, Campus Ministers Association, Campus Y, UNC Curriculum in Global Studies, UNC Curriculum in Peace, War & Defense, UNC Department of Political Science, UNC Department of Religious Studies, UNC Department of Sociology, UNC Diversity and Inclusion, UNC Global, UNC Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Parr Center for Ethics, UNC Philosophy, Politics & Economics Program, UNC Public Policy, UNC School of Government, UNC School of Law, the Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill and the Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary.
Public Lecture | Kenneth L. Marcus
Human Rights and Anti-Semitism in the Current Climate
Monday, September 11, 2017
Genome Sciences Building, G200, UNC-Chapel Hill
Free tickets for students and community members will be available at the door first-come, first-served. Those who RSVP will receive priority seating. Free parking is available in the Bell Tower Parking Deck, a short walk from the Genome Sciences Building.