College Students vs. Free Speech: Gad Saad on “Woke” Hostility Against University Lectures & Stanford Protests – Ask Dr. Drew
What’s happening to our universities? Crucial hubs of education are abandoning the free exchange of ideas & replacing debate with vitriol & intolerance. Gad Saad, who faced hostility at a recent USC lecture, discusses on Ask Dr. Drew.
Gad Saad is a professor, evolutionary behavioral scientist, and author of “The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense” and the forthcoming book “The Saad Truth About Happiness: 8 Secrets for Leading the Good Life” which is now available for preorder.
Dr. Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), and former holder of the Concordia University Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and Darwinian Consumption (2008-2018). He has held Visiting Associate Professorships at Cornell University, Dartmouth College, and the University of California–Irvine. Dr. Saad received the Faculty of Commerce’s Distinguished Teaching Award in June 2000, and was listed as one of the ‘hot’ professors of Concordia University in both the 2001 and 2002 Maclean’s reports on Canadian universities. Saad was appointed Newsmaker of the Week of Concordia University in five consecutive years (2011-2015), and is the co-recipient of the 2015 President’s Media Outreach Award-Research Communicator of the Year (International), which goes to the professor at Concordia University whose research receives the greatest amount of global media coverage.