In the face of increasing BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel) activity on college campuses, Podcast host Professor David Clyde welcomed Brett Cohen from StandWithUS Tuesday evening.
Since its founding in 2001, StandWithUs has supported, trained, and provided resources to college students across North America. Over the years, the campus department has grown to include a sizeable team of campus professionals and lay leaders who are dedicated to supporting studentsâ€™ efforts to promote and defend Israel amid the virulent anti-Israel movement on college campuses. Our activity on campuses includes activism training, financial assistance for programming, educational campaigns, and informational material to support pro-Israel student groups and efforts.
StandWithUs provides support and guidance to student groups opposing BDS efforts by anti-Israel groups. Furthermore, elite student leaders on college campuses across North America are invited to apply for the prestigious StandWithUs Emerson Fellowship each year.
Listen To The Interview As It Was Heard LIVE Tuesday Evening on 990WBOB.com
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.
All Information is courtesy of StandWithUs.com