Caroline Kennedy speaking April 13 in 2011 ILS Spring Lecture Series at Dominican's Angelico Hall

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy, will speak on April 13 in Angelico Hall as part of the Institute for Leadership Studies’ 2011 Spring Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.

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Kennedy, author of She Walks In Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems, will follow best-selling novelist Jodi Picoult (March 16), award-winning actor/conservationist Ted Danson  ( March 21) and financial advisor/television personality Suze Orman (March 24) as guest lecturers this year at Dominican.

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.

Kennedy’s newest poetry book will be available in April, National Poetry Month.  She Walks in Beauty is her selection of poetry that tells the story of a woman’s life: including first love and lasting love; marriage, motherhood, and work; times of silence and solitude, and times of awe. Kennedy has written introductions to each of the book’s sections, highlighting the joys and struggles that are part of every woman’s journey.

Kennedy’s previous collections of poetry -- The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, A Family of Poems, and Family Christmas -- were all New York Times bestsellers.

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

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, 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.

All ILS 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.

The ILS’ 2011 Spring Lecture Series opened on March 16 when New York Times’ best-selling novelist Jodi Picoult, author of Sing You Home,  spoke before a capacity crowd in Guzman Lecture Hall.

On March 21, Ted Danson, the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor and author of OCEANA: Our Planet’s Endangered Oceans And What We Can Do About It, spoke before a crowd of more than 450 at Angelico Hall in conversation with fellow actor Peter Coyote.

Three nights later, a near capacity crowd  -- including about 150 Dominican business students -- filed into Angelico Hall to hear and see celebrity financial advisor Suze Orman. She penned  a new book, The Money Class: Learn To Create Your New American Dream.

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.