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American prof in viral BBC video interview is coming to Ateneo. Will his kids crash the show?


American university professor Robert Kelly, whose video interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) last month went viral after his children crashed into the room, is going to the Philippines to talk on international politics.

Kelly will give a lecture at the Ateneo de Manila University on May 5 on the political crisis in South Korea and regional security in Southeast Asia.

The lecture is open to the public although online registration is required.

Those interested to watch Kelly’s lecture may register until April 30.

Kelly, an associate professor of the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy at Pusan National University, became an Internet sensation after his four-year-old daughter, Marion, barged into his room while BBC was interviewing him live via Skype on the impeachment of South Korean president Park Geun-hye.

Marion was followed into the room by her eight-month-old sibling, James.

The reaction to the video has largely been of amusement over the nonchalance of Kelly’s children to the serious interview he was doing when they interrupted.