Business Fights Poverty


  • Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences
  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business

challenge description

The challenge

It is true that governments sign treaties with one another or with groups within their jurisdiction to stop violence. At the same time, bonds that exist among peoples – within a country and across borders – can lessen the likelihood of conflict. Shared languages, economic trade/business investment, history, religion, legal and political systems, for example, may lessen the likelihood of war. This Challenge focuses on the nexus of music, business and peace, and is being run in partnership with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, Jacobs School of Music and College of Arts and Sciences.

The output

The Challenge builds on a event being organised by Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and Kelley School of Business on 11 May, a video of which will be published on our site, and will include online discussions on 21 June, 20 July and 21 September. The Challenge draws together articles from a special issue of the Journal for the College Music Society.

The timeframe

4 months, ending September 2018.