Former United States Vice President Al Gore is set to speak at Dominican University on Wednesday, Feb. 13 as part of the school's 2013 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series with partner Book Passage in Corte Madera.
Gore, who last appeared in the ILS lecture series in 2009, will speak in Angelico Hall at 7 p.m. The former Vice President is in the midst of a tour in support of his latest book The Future, which Time magazine dubbed "a dizzying and often harrowing attempt to sum up six key realities--he calls them drivers--that will shape the years ahead, the book touches every base: robots, deep-sea phosphorus, financial derivatives, even urine recycling and goats modified to secrete spider-silk proteins from their udders. Years in the making, The Future ranges from gene-splicing to topsoil depletion to climate change (of course) as it crashes through forests of statistics and anecdotes on a quest to save the planet."
Currently chairman of The Climate Reality Project and co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, Gore is the author of Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, The Assault on Reason, and Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis.
He is the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth and is the co-recipient, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for "informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change."
Gore sold his Current TV operation to Al-Jazeera late last month for $500 million.
Tickets for Gore’s appearance are $45. The price includes an autographed copy of his new book.
The speaker series, which began in the fall of 2003, is a cooperative effort between Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage.
To purchase tickets, contact the Book Passage in Corte Madera by calling (415) 927-0960 or visit its website. www.bookpassage.com.