Arts Summit 2017: Panel: Finding the Art's Allies


This panel, entitled "Finding the Art's Allies: Shared Values and Social Goals in Cultural Disciplines", is moderated by Damian Woetzel. Panelists include Condoleezza Rice, Yo-Yo Ma, Paul Stebbins, Angela Olinto, and Eric R. Kandel, followed by a performance by Hadi Eldebek, Sérgio Assad, and Yo-Yo Ma. Afterwards, panelists Oliver Oullier, Jessica Goldman, and Afa Dworkin join the conversation. The Kennedy Center Arts Summit is an annual spring convening designed to bring thought leaders from the arts and related fields together for conversation and connection. The 2017 edition of the Summit examined how arts and culture play a critical role in shaping society, especially through interdisciplinary connections. The program serves as a reflection on current and past efforts as well as the launching pad for new collaborations and initiatives among participants. The Arts Summit is part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy, inspired by five enduring ideals often ascribed to JFK: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude. For more information, visit:

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