Fairfield University to Host Connecticut Gubernatorial Debate on August 6

Fairfield University to Host Connecticut Gubernatorial Debate on August 6

The debate, ahead of the state’s primary election, will be held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts and will feature four republican candidates.

Fairfield University remains committed to providing forums in which the community can be educated on important and influential local and national events.

— — Jennifer Anderson ’97, MBA’02, vice president of Marketing and Communications

Fairfield University, in partnership with the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges (CCIC), Connecticut Public Radio, and the Connecticut Mirror, has announced it will be hosting one of the final gubernatorial forums before the state’s primary election. The debate will be held on Monday, August 6, at 7 p.m. in the University’s Quick Center for the Arts. John Dankosky of Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR) will serve as the moderator.

“Debate forums are important as they are often the first time voters are meeting their potential elected officials,” said Gayle Alberda, PhD, associate professor of politics and director of the campaign training program for women, Ready to Run CT. “As Fairfield continues to create students who become global leaders, it’s important to expose them – and the campus community – to mediums that foster citizenship and greater understanding of the ever-changing political landscape.”

Fairfield University routinely hosts lecturers and speakers from across the political and cultural landscape, including Jenna Bush Hager, Alexandra Pelosi, best-selling author P.J. O’Rourke, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, political expert and television host Chuck Todd, and more. Additionally, the University has a robust Master of Public Administration program which provides a mix of theoretical and practical training for those who want to pursue a job within the public and nonprofit sector.

“Fairfield University remains committed to providing forums in which the community can be educated on important and influential local and national events,” said Jennifer Anderson ’97, MBA’02, vice president of Marketing and Communications. “We’re excited to be able to host this debate and provide an opportunity for the voters and candidates to come together before the primary election.”

The debate is free and open to the public. Information on free tickets will be announced soon.

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