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IU?s Jacobs School of Music and Kelley School of Business host music-business-peace summit

WHAT: Music-Business-Peace Summit 2018
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11
WHERE: William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Room M285
VIDEO STREAMING: Live-streamed via

April 19, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and Kelley School of Business will co-host their second annual live-streamed summit focusing on the intersections between music, business and peace May 11. In addition to Bloomington participants, the free Music-Business-Peace Summit will bring together national and international researchers via video-conferencing at the Jacobs School’s William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Room M285 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The summit will include papers and panel discussions by faculty from the IU College of Arts and Sciences in addition to the Kelley School and Jacobs. Experienced leaders from across the globe will also present in areas such as peacebuilding in the arts, conflict resolution through performance, business ethics, El Sistema, Artful Learning and global policy.
“It’s precisely the existence of copious yet disparate work from scholars and musicians aiming toward peacebuilding that has inspired the planning committee to hold this summit where goals can be aligned and coordinated,” said Constance Cook Glen, Jacobs faculty member and summit co-organizer.
Presenters with business expertise include Timothy Fort, Kathleen Marie Higgins, Arlen Langvardt, Jamie Prenkert and Karen Woody. Music and humanities experts include Alain Barker, Brenda Brenner, Carolyn Calloway-Thomas, Cynthia Cohen, André de Quadros, Gisela Flanigan, Constance Cook Glen, Halina Goldberg, Aida Huseynova, Marianne Kielian-Gilbert, Nancy S. Love, Ruth Stone, Olivier Urbain and Jeffrey Werbock. Read more about the presenters.
“As shapers of culture, music and business, our guests have much to say about how we might build peace, and surprises may well come from their interactions,” said Kelley Professor Timothy Fort.
The summit will extend its reach through a partnership with Business Fights Poverty, the largest business-led collaboration network focusing on social issues, which will stream the presentations for one month. Business Fights Poverty will use specific topics as catalysts for asynchronous discussion online in June, July and September.
The 2017 summit generated a number of new conversations and resulted in the development of 16 articles for publication. Two national journals, the Indiana Law Journal and the College Music Society’s Symposium, are dedicating special issues to those topics. Six articles will be published in the online Symposium this summer, and the remaining 10 articles will be printed in the Indiana Law Journal in January 2019.

Additional partners for this year’s project include the Jacobs School’s Music in General Studies Program and Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development, the Indiana Law Journal and the College Music Society.

Linda Cajigas
Assistant Director of Communications
IU Jacobs School of Music
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