Music, Business, and Peace Summit

May 12-14, 2017
Jacobs School of Music
Indiana University

Planning Team: Alain Barker, Timothy Fort, Constance Cook Glen, Aida Huseynova

The goal of the “Music, Business, and Peace” summit is to catalyze and inspire conversations between thought leaders, artists, and other practitioners who have worked on conflict resolution through different lenses and in diverse arenas. Specialists in business, music, peace studies, and several other humanistic disciplines have been invited to contribute to this interactive and stimulating weekend. Participants will be asked to speak on a series of themes throughout the summit, and different perspectives will be presented on each one. Three of the sessions will culminate in panel discussions led by the presenters.

Active scholarship exists on the topics of music and peace, as well as business and peace. However, there are few examples of research in which all three are considered simultaneously. We believe that the practical elements of business provide a lens through which a more complete view on how music impacts and mediates peace-building can be understood. Simultaneously, the aesthetic, emotional, and spiritual aspects of music can enlarge the perspectives of businesspeople in their work, enhancing peace-building.

As the first summit of its kind, we anticipate that participants will expand their connections to those who are working towards similar goals from different fields and approaches.

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