The series is a cooperative effort between Dominican’s ILS and independent book store Book Passage. Each year, the Leadership Lecture Series features some of the country's leading figures from the world of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature.
The 2012 Fall Lecture Series will continue on November 14 with the Food Network’s Ina Garten and on November 30 with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.
All lectures are open to the public. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. in Angelico Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Rushdie discussed his new memoir, Joseph Anton. about his years spent in hiding after the Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against him, sentencing Rushdie to death because his novel The Satanic Verses was deemed “against Islam, the Prophet and the Qu’ran.” Rushdie has received numerous literary honors, including The Man Booker Prize for Midnight’s Children, which was recently made into a film by Deepa Mehta, scheduled for release this year.
The ILS Fall 2012 Leadership Lecture Series is sponsored by Private Ocean, the Marin-based wealth management company. For more information on the ILS Fall Lecture Series, call 415-485-3202, visit www.dominican.edu/LLS or email ILS@dominican.edu.
Media Contact: Sarah Gardner, Director, Communications and Research, 415-485-3239, sarah.gardner@Dominican.edu