Lectures and Conferences

The Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage present a collection of remarkable authors for discussions around topics explored in their latest books.

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The Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage present a collection of remarkable authors for a series of discussions, lectures and readings centered around topics explored in their latest books.

Dominican is grateful of Private Ocean Wealth Management for its generous support as Lead Sponsor for the Leadership Lecture Series.


To join our mailing list, call 415.458.3202 or e-mail ILS@dominican.edu. To receive a printed Leadership Author Series mailer each semester, include your home mailing address in your e-mail.

Van Jones

Van Jones in conversation with Brian Copeland

Beyond the Messy Truth

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 4:00 PM | Angelico Concert Hall

Tickets: $40 (includes book)

Beyond the Messy Truth is a deeply impassioned manifesto for how to transform disagreement into peaceful, effective action by Van Jones, named one of the Rolling Stone’s 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done and lauded for “trying to fight the right way” (The New Yorker).

Listen to Podcast: Brian Copeland, KGO Radio, and Van Jones discuss his new book.


Amy Tan in conversation with Susanne Pari

Where the Past Begins

Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:00 PM | Angelico Concert Hall

Tickets: $40 (includes book)

In Where the Past Begins, bestselling author Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club) is at her most intimate in revealing the truths and inspirations that underlie her extraordinary fiction, a journey that explores memory, imagination, and truth, with fiction serving as both her divining rod and link to meaning. Photo credit Julian Johnson


Jenna & Barbara Bush

Sisters First

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:00 PM | Angelico Concert Hall

Tickets: $40 (includes book)

Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush watched their grandfather become president, and just twelve years later then stood by their father’s side when he took the same oath. Sisters First offers funny and poignant personal stories from the former first daughters and gives some insight into their own ideas for the future of the country.


Reza Aslan

God

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 PM | Angelico Concert Hall

Tickets: $40 (includes book)

The entire history of religion—any religion—can be seen as the evolution of one metaphor: God as a super-charged version of ourselves. In God, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot explores how different ideas of God have united, divided, and propelled humanity forward for millennia.


Khizr Khan in conversation with Bill Petrocelli

An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:00 PM | Angelico Concert Hall

Tickets: $40 (includes book)

An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice is the inspiring story of captivating DNC speaker Khizr Khan. It is also the story of a family’s pursuit of the American dream and why—especially in these tumultuous times—we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.


Dan Rather in conversation with Elliot Kirschner

What Unites Us

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:00 PM | Angelico Concert Hall

Tickets: $40 (includes book)

At a moment of crisis over our national identity, Dan Rather has been reflecting about the world we live in. Now, in What Unites Us—a collection of wholly original essays—the venerated television journalist celebrates our shared values and what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like.


Event Details

Tickets may be purchased at BookPassage.com/Dominican, call 415.927.0960 extension 1, or visit a Book Passage store in Corte Madera, Sausalito, or San Francisco.

Events are open to the public. When an event is free, no ticket or RSVP is required, and seating is on a first-come, first served basis. If an event lists a ticket price, advance ticket purchases are recommended. For free events: Priority seating is provided to those who purchase the speaker's book at Book Passage.

For all authored events, books are available for purchase at the Angelico Concert Hall on the night of the event.

Lectures take place at Angelico Concert Hall, Dominican University of California, 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael 94901. For directions, refer to the University map and directions to the campus.

Events typically begin at 7:00 PM, but times may vary. Please refer to event descriptions. Doors open 1 hour prior to the event.

The Institute for Leadership Studies is pleased to reserve a limited number of complimentary seats for Dominican Faculty, Staff, and Students which are available through a lottery system. For more information about the lottery system contact ils@dominican.edu.


 

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