The Democratic National Committee announced today that Loyola Marymount University’s Gersten Pavilion will be the venue for the sixth Democratic presidential candidates’ debate on Dec. 19, 2019, co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and POLITICO.
LMU President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., released the following statement:
“We welcome the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to campus, continuing LMU’s long-standing tradition of rigorous inquiry, debate, and civic engagement. As a nationally renowned, highly ranked university in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, LMU is a destination for world leaders whose ideas confront humankind’s most challenging issues. Together, we seek to create the world we want to live in.”
As a leading intellectual center, LMU values diversity, a principle expressed through varying viewpoints. Our educational environment is enriched by a free exchange of ideas as LMU seeks to model a culture of inclusivity, honoring multiple perspectives and championing civil discourse, which is often missing in the current political climate.