Ted Danson, Suze Orman coming to Dominican for 2011 ILS Spring Lecture Series featuring Caroline Kennedy

Emmy Award-winning actor Ted Danson and celebrity financial advisor and television host Suze Orman both will be appearing at Angelico Hall as guest speakers in the Institute for Leadership Studies’ 2011 Spring Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.

Caroline Kennedy photoDanson, in conversation with fellow actor Peter Coyote, will speak at Dominican on Monday night, March 21. They will be discussing Danson’s first book, OCEANA: Our Planet’s Endangered Oceans And What We Can Do About It.

Orman, who has written a new book, The Money Class: Learn To Create Your New American Dream, will talk in Angelico Hall on Thursday night, March 24.

New York Times’ best-selling novelist Jodi Picoult opened the ILS Spring Lecture Series on Wednesday night, March 16, in front of a capacity crowd in Guzman Lecture Hall.

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy and author of She Walks In Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems, will appear at Angelico on April 13.

The 2011 ILS Spring Lecture Series will close on April 27 when Dr. Abraham Verghese, author of My Own Country, will be at Angelico Hall in conversation with Michael Krasny to discuss Cutting for Stone, the 2011 One Book One Marin selection. Dr. Verghese is Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.

All lectures start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.  There is free parking available in the Conlan Center lot at the intersection of Grand and Acacia avenues.

Danson, best known for his Emmy-award winning role as Sam Malone in the long-running hit TV sitcom Cheers, has devoted himself to the cause of heading off the massive destruction of the planet’s oceanic biosystems and the complete collapse of the world’s major commercial fisheries. Oceana is the culmination of two decades of study, conservation, activism, and teaching. Through vivid  prose and stunning photos and images, Danson tells his personal story of how he came to care so deeply about the issue, and arms readers with the information they need in order to get involved.

Orman, who is host of her own show on CNBC,  has written seven consecutive New York Times’ Best Sellers and is a multiple Emmy and Gracie-award winner for her PBS specials and service. In July 2009, Forbes named Orman to its list of “Most Influential Women In Media.”

In her book, The Money Class, Orman says it’s time for a serious reconsideration of the American Dream—what promise it still holds, what aspects are in need of revision, and how it must be refashioned to fit our lives so that we can once again have faith that our hard work will pay off and that a secure and hopeful future is within our reach. Orman is the author of The Road to Wealth and Women & Money.

The ILS lecture series is a cooperative effort between Dominican and the Book Passage in Corte Madera. All lectures, with the exception of Kennedy’s appearance during National Poetry Month, are free to the public on a first come-first served basis.  Preferred seating at all free lectures is guaranteed with advanced purchase of the book from Book Passage in Corte Madera.

Tickets for Kennedy’s engagement are $35 (which includes a copy of her new poetry book) and are available at the Book Passage or by calling (415) 927-0960 or logging onto www.bookpassage.com.

For more information on Dominican’s spring lecture series or to join its mailing list, call 415-458-3202 or e-mail [email protected].

The Institute for Leadership Studies is a center for leadership development at Dominican to help students, faculty, staff and community leaders become better leaders. It seeks to facilitate positive individual, organizational and societal change, engaged citizenship and socially responsible leadership.