Campus Antisemitism Crisis: Cornell, The Ivies, and Other U.S. Universities

  • Tue, Dec 19, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time

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Antisemitism on college campuses is not a new phenomenon, unfortunately. But it is a problem that's rapidly growing. In this online event, we will discuss the campus antisemitism crisis at Cornell and other Ivy schools and what can be done to stop it. 

The virtual event, hosted by the Legal Insurrection Foundation and co-sponsored by the Cornell Free Speech Alliance, will feature William Jacobson, Cornell clinical law professor and founder of the Legal Insurrection Foundation and Equal Protection Project, Amanda Silberstein, Cornell sophomore who testified before Congress about Cornell's antisemitism problem, and Susan Price, Cornell alum and parent. The event will be hosted by Kemberlee Kaye, Operations and Editorial Director for the Legal Insurrection Foundation. 

Our panelists will each discuss their views on this important issue, then we will take questions from online participants. 

The event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. 

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More about our panelists:

William Jacobson: William A. Jacobson is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School. He is a 1981 graduate of Hamilton College and a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the Cornell law faculty in 2007, Professor Jacobson practiced law in New York City (1985-1993) and Providence, Rhode Island (1994-2006), A more complete listing of Professor Jacobson’s professional background is available at the Cornell Law School website. Professor Jacobson was the founder of Legal Insurrection website in 2008.

Amanda Silberstein:  Amanda Silberstein is a sophomore at Cornell University pursuing a degree in Hotel Administration with a minor in Law & Society. She is from Englewood, New Jersey and studied at Bar Ilan University in Israel for a year after high school. She recently testified before the House Judiciary Committee, addressing the alarming rise in antisemitic rhetoric at Cornell. Through various media appearances, she exposes the pervasive expressions of antisemitism among Cornell professors and students. On campus, Amanda is the Vice President of Cornell’s Chabad Center, the Professional Chair of the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, and the Director of Marketing and Communications for a Cornell-based startup. This summer she will be working as an analyst on the Global Corporate Banking Analyst team at JP Morgan.

Susan Price: Susan Price graduated Cornell with a Bachelor of Science in urban and regional studies and a Master of Regional Planning. Her father, husband, brother-in-law, and one of her son's graduated Cornell and her niece is a current student. Susan has been an active member of the Cornell Free Speech Alliance for two years. She and a friend led the successful effort in early 2021 to make the town of Sharon the first municipality in MA to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism. Susan is the Tufts chapter leader of Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF), a group which fights campus antisemitism. She is also active with the Cornell chapter of ACF and has served on the Cornell Hillel Board of Trustees. Susan was appointed or elected to various local and regional boards in the Boston area including the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. She recently moved with her husband to Nashville, TN.

Kemberlee Kaye: Kemberlee Kaye serves as the Operations and Editorial Director for the Legal Insurrection Foundation. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has a background working in immigration law, and as a grassroots organizer, digital media strategist, campaign lackey, and muckraker. Over the years Kemberlee has worked with FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, and Senate re-election campaigns, among others. Kemberlee is the Senior Contributing Editor of Legal Insurrection website, where she has worked since 2014. She also serves as the Managing Editor for CriticalRace.org, a research project of the Legal Insurrection Foundation. Kemberlee, her daughter, and her son live in Texas. 

Date & Time

Tue, Dec 19, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Legal Insurrection Foundation

Legal Insurrection Foundation – Who We Are

Legal Insurrection Foundation (LIF) is one of the leading free speech investigative and media organizations in the country. We research and report on the most important issues facing our country, whether on school campuses, universities, businesses, or government. We also advocate for and walk alongside individuals who are at the epicenter of free speech attacks, shining light on attempts to cancel dissidents.

In early 2021, we launched the website, Critical Race Training In Education (CriticalRace.org), with one-of-a-kind interactive maps and databases of CRT in colleges and universities, medical schools, military service academies, and elite K-12 private schools. The website is the most comprehensive tool available on the subject and has been covered by nearly 100 media outlets. More importantly, there have been over seven million user actions on the website: proof that CriticalRace.org has become an essential tool for parents, students, alumni, and others concerned with the spread of Critical Race-related educational mandates. 

The Equal Protection Project (EPP) is a project of the Legal Insurrection Foundation (LIF), was launched in February of 2023. EPP is devoted to the fair treatment of all persons without regard to race or ethnicity. Our guiding principle is that there is no ‘good’ form of racism. The remedy for racism never is more racism. We have filed numerous complaints against entities who openly discriminate against individuals based on race and ethnicity. Our work here has only just begun.

LIF is now recognized as a leader in the parents’ rights movement and has lectured hundreds of state legislators on the problems in education from “woke” indoctrination, and what they can do about it. We are frequent speakers at conferences and in the media on how the harm inflicted through radical ideologies is a threat not only to our students, but to our nation, turning young people against both their parents and their country. We continue to provide informative and educational programming on a variety of topics related to campus free speech, academic freedom, and education.

We have a dedicated audience of readers who welcome our reporting as a counterforce to the bias of mainstream media. Today, the LIF blog brings in an average of 500,000 unique readers and over 1.8 million page views every single month. Our flagship blog is widely recognized as one of the leading conservative free speech websites, and is linked to and cited by other national media outlets daily.

LIF has a fourteen-year history of exposing free speech opponents’ attempts to reshape our country – and then of keeping the pressure on, covering stories the mainstream media won’t. Our relentless pursuit of the truth gives news organizations, elected officials, and activists the ammunition to stop harmful plans in their tracks.