Korea scholar, a.k.a. the dad in viral BBC clip, to hold lecture at Ateneo


Posted at Apr 20 2017 10:56 PM

MANILA — A Korea studies professor, whose insights on developments in the region were overshadowed by the endearing accidental appearance of his children and wife in a live television interview, is coming to the Philippines.

Robert Kelly, whose interview with the BBC went viral after his children waltzed into the room and his wife frantically herded them out, will deliver a lecture on the political crisis in South Korea and regional security in northeast Asia at Ateneo de Manila University, on May 5.

University of the Philippines professor Aileen Baviera will lead the discussion.

While the session is free and open to the public, online registration is required by April 30.

Kelly teaches at the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy in South Korea’s Pusan National University.