NY Times columnist David Brooks speaks at Dominican

A renowned New York Times columnist and political and cultural commentator on the PBS NewsHour and NBC’s Meet the Press, David Brooks spoke at Dominican University of California April 26, at the Institute for Leadership Studies’ Spring Author Series, presented in partnership with Book Passage.

Brooks came to Dominican’s Angelico Hall with his newest book, The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life. A No. 1 New York Times bestselling author,Brooks  traces the histories of men and women whose sense of humility was fundamental to their success.  Based on these figures from the past, this personal and revolutionary book offers a pivotal examination of morality in the present.  The Road to Character is an intelligent, humorous tale of human nature told from Brooks’ unique vantage point.

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 Spring 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 12th year.
Media Contact:
Karen West, Book Passage Director of Events, 415-927-0960 ext. 238, kwest@bookpassage.com.


April 15, 2015