ABC News "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel speaks at Dominican

Acclaimed broadcast journalist and ABC’s Nightline anchor Ted Koppel addressed a crowd of about 400 in Dominican's Angelico Hall on November 2, as part of the Institute for Leadership Studies' 2015 Fall Leadership Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage.

Koppel, who was anchor and managing editor of ABC News’ Nightline from its inception in 1980 to his retirement in 2005, made his first visit to Dominican with his new book, Lights Out: A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath. He appeared on stage in conversation with Bay Area entertainer, author, and radio host Brian Copeland.

In Lights Out, Koppel examines the impact of a cyberattack on America’s power grid and evaluates potential ways to prepare for such a catastrophe. The British American journalist is currently a senior news analyst for National Public Radio and a contributing analyst to BBC’s World News America.

For more information or to purchase the book, contact Book Passage in Corte Madera by calling (415) 927-0960 extension 1 or by visiting

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 in San Rafael.

The Institute for Leadership Studies’ 2015 Fall Leadership Lecture 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.

October 13, 2015