Can art be a transformational power in society and in creating more equal and ethical leadership? The Wilson Center’s Finland Scholar Emilie Gardberg helps answer the question, “Can classical music change the world?” That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW. 
Emilie Gardberg graduated Master of Arts Administration from Columbia University (New York) in 2008. She was awarded a Fulbright grant for her studies in the United States. She holds a music pedagogy degree (2001) from the Turku Arts Academy in Finland and has also studied musicology at the Abo Akademi University. She worked as the director of the Turku Music Festival 2008-12. In 2012 she was appointed Chief Executive Director of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, where she worked until July 2017. Gardberg teaches leadership, financing and strategic planning of the arts as a guest lecturer in several Finnish universities and schools of applied sciences.
John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.