This webinar occurred on Wednesday 27 May 2020 at 13:00 – 14:00 UTC
Why is arts education more important now than ever before in achieving sustainable development? In this webinar we will discuss why and how arts education can contribute to realizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and why partnerships are vital in achieving this objective.
Patrick Kabanda’s first book The Creative Wealth of Nations was published in May 2018 by Cambridge University Press, with foreword by the philosopher and Nobel economist Amartya Sen. A Juilliard-trained organist and a Fletcher-trained international affairs professional, he received Juilliard's William Schuman Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music in 2003, and from 2012 to 2013 he was a Charles Francis Adams Scholar at The Fletcher School. Besides concertizing and lecturing worldwide, he has taught at Phillips Academy, consulted for the World Bank's Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, and contributed to the World Development Report 2016 and to UNDP’s 2015 and 2019 Human Development Reports. He was awarded the 2013 Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service from Tufts University, Massachusetts. (www.musikaba.net)
Tricia Tunstall, co-author of Playing for Their Lives: The Global El Sistema Movement for Social Change Through Music, is a leading advocate for the importance of universal access to intensive arts education. Her previous book, Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music, won a 2013 ASCAP Award and the 2016 Prix Des Muses, and has been published in six languages. Also the author of Note By Note: A Celebration of the Piano Lesson, Tunstall is co-founder and executive editor of The Ensemble newsletters, the world’s foremost communications vehicle in the field of music for social change.