Evolutionary biologist speaks in fall lecture series

Noted evolutionary biologist and international bestselling author Richard Dawkins spoke at Dominican University of California on October 4, at the Institute for Leadership Studies’ Fall Lecture Series, presented in partnership with Book Passage.

Dawkins, author of the bestseller The God Delusion, appeared in conversation with Book Passage President Elaine Petrocelli at Dominican’s Angelico Concert Hall with his newest book, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life In Science. A fellow of the Royal Society and inaugural holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, Dawkins has been called “one of the best nonfiction writers alive today” by Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor at Harvard University.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Book Passage in Corte Madera by calling (415) 927-0960 extension 1 or by visiting bookpassage.com/dominican.

The speaker series, a cooperative effort between Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage, features some of the country's leading figures from the worlds of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature. The series has entertained and educated thousands of Marin County and San Francisco Bay Area residents.

All events are open to the public. Free parking is available on campus in the nearby Conlan Center parking lot at the intersection of Acacia and Grand Avenues.

The Institute for Leadership Studies’ 2015 Fall Author Series is sponsored by Private Ocean, the oldest and largest privately-held wealth management firm in Marin County. Private Ocean’s commitment to community service has been a driving force behind its support of the lecture series, now in its 13th year.

Media Contact:
Karen West, Book Passage Director of Events, 415-927-0960 ext. 238, [email protected]


September 18, 2015