The pursuit of peace requires innovative thinking. Music is considered a promising approach to creative peacebuilding, but what makes it unique?

Can music be used to create genuine cross-cultural exchanges all over the world? How is this form of peacebuilding transformative for the performer and the audience? What is the future of music as a tool for peacebuilding?

The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict hosted this panel discussion with members of the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music’s Playing for Peace program at ASU’s Tempe campus.

The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music founded the Playing for Peace program in 1988 to bring together musicians from across the globe to communicate in ways that would not ordinarily happen in their native countries or regions.

Since 1988, the program has traveled to countries and locations around the world, including Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and the West Bank, England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the Greek and Turkish areas of Cyprus, the Caucasus area of Russia and inner city neighborhoods of the US.

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