Leadership Lecture Series

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 Fairview Capital for its generous support as Lead Sponsor for the Lecture Series.

To join our mailing list, call 415.458.3202 or e-mail [email protected]. To receive a printed Leadership Lecture Series mailer each semester, include your home mailing address in your e-mail.

Colson Whitehead - September 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

The Nickel Boys

| Angelico Hall

Tickets: $45 (includes book)

Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers. Colson Whitehead is the author of nine books of fiction and non-fiction, including The Underground Railroad, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. A recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, he lives in New York City.

Malcolm Gladwell - September 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Talking to Strangers

| Angelico Hall

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is the host of the podcast Revisionist History and is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and one of the Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers. Previously, he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business and science, and then served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief.

Pete Souza - October 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.


| Angelico Hall

Tickets: $40 (includes book)

As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else. His years photographing the President gave him an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the unique gravity of the Office of the Presidency--and the tremendous responsibility that comes with it. In Shade, Souza's photographs are more than a rejoinder to the chaos, abuses of power, and destructive policies that now define our nation's highest office. They are a reminder of a President we could believe in, and a courageous defense of American values. Pete Souza has been the Official Chief White House Photographer for the entire tenure of the Presidency of Barack Obama. He has been a professional photographer since the 1970s and was the Washington Photographer for the Chicago Sun-Times for several years and was an official White House Photographer during the Reagan years. His work has appeared in Life and National Geographic, and he is the author of several books.

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.

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 [email protected].


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