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Executive Director of Campus Affa...

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Local Address:  Illinois , United States
1907 E Highland Dr
Seattle , Washington 98112
United States

Company Description: StandWithUs encourages UCSC to take these steps so that it will live up to its mission of being a center of learning and informed discourse. StandWithUs, an...   more

Employment History


  • degrees , Political Science , International Studies and Anthropology
    Loyola University Chicago
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StandWithUs North American campus director, Brett Cohen, who specializes in Israel activism on North American campuses, said there has been a significant increase in anti-Semitic incidents on college campuses. According to Cohen, during the 2013 year there have been a number of 107 incidents of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel incidents on college campuses. In contrast, in just the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year, they have been 114 incidents. "What is shocking is that we have already surpassed last year's numbers just within the first semester this year," said Cohen.
StandWithUs Campus » Meet the Staff, 14 May 2014 [cached]
Brett Cohen National Campus Program Director Brett Cohen is the National Campus Program Director for StandWithUs. Based in Chicago, Brett oversees StandWithUs programming around the country, supervises staff, designs innovative new campaigns for campus, and serves as a mentor and resource for students and professionals dealing with anti-Israel problems on campus. A native of the South Side of Chicago, Brett graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2008 with degrees in Political Science, International Studies, and Anthropology. He has also been a long time campaigner for LGBT rights, pioneering marriage equality in Illinois by marrying his husband in 2012. At StandWithUs, Brett seeks to build bridges between different activist communities.
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Max Samarov and Brett Cohen of StandWithUs summarize the perception: "BDS is a serious threat on many of the nation's largest and most prestigious universities because it is turning the political opinions of many student leaders against Israel, and deepening divides between Jews and other minority groups.
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In many cases SJP's aggressive actions backfired and alienated students, as we have seen happen at other universities," said Brett Cohen, StandWithUs National Campus Program Director who worked with pro-Israel DePaul students.
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Brett Cohen, the college liaison for the national pro-Israel advocacy group StandWithUs, noted that SJP seems to strike when pro-Israel students are least likely to be prepared.
Their actions, Cohen said, often seem to coincide directly with Jewish holidays, when pro-Israel students are most likely to be away from campus - at home celebrating.
"It's a major tactic of SJP to try to catch the pro-Israel community off guard so there's no opposition to what they want to do," said Cohen.
However, in the day-and-a-half between SJP filing the resolution and the vote, StandWithUs mobilized, preparing pro-Israel students to speak before the House during Friday's meeting.
"We were able to come in, work with the students, help them to prepare their arguments and practice their speeches," Cohen said.
In American colleges Pro-Palestinian groups are staging protests using anti-apartheid walls, eviction notices and die-ins - protests in which participants lie down to symbolize dead bodies - Cohen said. Stand- WithUs is on call, ready to act at a moment's notice, and come to the aid of Israel's supporters around the country.
As a counter measure to SJP's actions, StandWithUs provides pro-Israel campus groups with installations that rival the apartheid walls - covered with literature about Hamas, Jerusalem, refugees, diversity within Israel and more.
Cohen asked: "If we can't have peace on campus between an anti-Israel and pro-Israel group, then what hope is there in the Middle East?"
SJP's divestment resolution had two stipulations. The first was that the House of Representatives at FAU's Boca Raton campus ask the university's Board of Trustees to divest from companies profiting off the conflict, and the second called for investment in companies conscious of their carbon footprint.
Cohen called the wording of the proposed resolution deceptive.
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