Robert Reich joins Michael Caine, Rick Steves for ILS Fall Leadership Lecture Series

Professor and politician Robert B. Reich , travel author and PBS TV host Rick Steves and Academy Award-winning actor Michael Caine headline the 2010 Institute for Leadership Studies Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.

The series, a cooperative effort between Dominican and  Book Passage in Corte Madera, began on August 18 when Rosanne Cash, oldest daughter of country music legend Johnny Cash, appeared at Angelico Hall to speak about her new book , Composed: A Memoir. A musician for 30 years, Cash has written about her upbringing in Southern California and her relationships with her father, mother and her famous stepmother, June Carter Cash.

Next up on the ILS Fall Lecture Series is Reich, who recently was added to the schedule and will be appearing at Angelico on October 1 at 7 p.m. Reich, Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California-Berkeley, has served three administrations, most recently for President Bill Clinton as the 22nd Secretary of Labor from 1993-97. A former Harvard professor who is also serving as a political commentator, Reich has written After-Shock: The Next Economy and America’s Future, a book about the economic crisis with a plan for how to deal with its challenges. 

American historian, author and television personality Rick Steves, who is currently touring Europe, will return to Dominican on November 10 at 7 p.m. The PBS TV host, an expert of European travel,  last appeared at Angelico Hall in 2007 after he wrote  The Value of Travel  in Shaping A Global Perspective.  On this visit, Steves will speak about his book Travel as a Political Act, regarding his field work in Europe, Central America and the Middle East and how to approach travel thoughtfully.


The ILS Fall Lecture Series will close out on November 17 at 7 p.m. when Sir Michael Caine, knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 for recognition of his work in cinema, comes to Dominican. The 77-year-old English actor, one of only two actors to have been nominated for an Academy Award in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s, won Oscars for his roles in Hannah and Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules.

Caine is writing a sequel to his autobiography, What’s It All About? It is entitled The Elephant to Hollywood.

All lectures, with the exception of Caine’s appearance, are free to the public on a first come-first served basis. Doors open an hour before each lecture at Angelico Hall. Tickets for Caine’s  engagement  (which includes a copy of his new book)  are available at Book Passage in Corte Madera or by calling (415) 927-0960.

For more information on Dominican’s fall lecture series or to join its mailing list, call (415) 458-3202 or e-mail