Leadership Lecture Series

The Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage present a collection of remarkable authors for a series of discussions, lectures and readings centered around topics explored in their latest books.

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Dominican and the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) continue to be conveners of thinkers and disseminators of new ideas and best practices, made available to our broader Bay Area community.

The Leadership Lecture Series, in partnership with Book Passage, actively engages the community on topics related to individual, organizational and/or social change inspired by effective leadership from the domains of arts and sciences, business, entertainment, literature, pop culture, politics, and government. 

Our Sponsors

Dominican is grateful for the generous support of our sponsors.

  • Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage
  • Gold: Bank of Marin
  • Silver: Women, Leadership and Philanthropy Council

A range of sponsorship levels are available to help elevate your organization’s profile in the community. Please contact us for opportunities. 

Fall 2021 Lecture Series

Dominican University of California's Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage proudly present the Fall 2021 Lecture Series:

  • Congressman Adam Schiff, Midnight in Washington
    in conversation with Christine Pelosi 
    Date: Fri., October 15
    Time: 7-8 p.m.
    Location: Angelico Concert Hall, Dominican University of California
    Sponsor(s): Women, Leadership and Philanthropy Council 
    Tickets: $40 (includes book)

  • Douglas Tallamy, The Nature of Oaks
    Date: Wed., October 27
    Time: 7-8 p.m.
    Location: Angelico Concert Hall, Dominican University of California
    Sponsor(s): Bee Audacious, 10 x 10 + 10, Marin Chapter California Native Plant Society, Marin Conservation League, Marin Municipal Water District, and Our Water Our World
    Tickets: $40 (includes book)

  • Lidia Bastianich, Lidia's a Pot, a Pan, and a Bowl
    Date: Wed., November 10
    Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m., PST
    Online Event
    Sponsor(s): Bank of Marin
    Tickets: $40 (includes book)

 

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Leadership Lectures Archive

Past speakers have included such luminaries as Al Gore, Madeleine Albright, Isabel Allende, David Brooks, Tom Brokaw, Jane Fonda, Daniel Goleman, Paul Hawkins, Diane Keaton, Caroline Kennedy, Ted Koppel, Suzy Orman, Leon Panetta, Gavin Newsom, Jacques Pépin, Carlos Santana, Patti Smith, Gloria Steinem, Arianna Huffington, Bernie Sanders, Sally Field, and Melinda Gates. Visit the ILS Leadership Lecture Series YouTube channel to view previous speakers.

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