Professor of International Politics to host programme of discussion and films in NYC


Dr Paul Rekret, Associate Professor of International Politics at Richmond, the American International University in London, will be hosting a screening and discussion on childhood and innocence, entitled Time Let Me Play on Thursday 24 May, 7.30pm, at UnionDocs in Brooklyn, New York.

The programme will explore popular culture’s negotiations with childhood, innocence, and coming of age in an era of social and economic crisis. It will be introduced through a multi-media presentation by Paul Rekret, and will be followed by a wider discussion with additional leading academics, Dhanveer Singh Brar and Sukhdev Sandhu.

Paul Rekret, who teaches political theory at the University, is the author of Down With Childhood: Pop Music and the Crisis of Innocence. His work has appeared in Frieze, the New Inquiry and the Quietus, among others.

The event is related to the research interests of two of the University’s research centres – the Centre for International Visual Arts and Cultures (IVAC) and the Research Centre for the Study of the State, Power and Globalisation (SPG).

Click here to find out more about the event and book tickets.

Paul Rekret will also be speaking at a festival of experimental music in Brooklyn on Sunday 27 May.

Organised by ISSUE, Regenerative Feedback: On Listening and its Emancipatory Potential, is a three day symposium of talks, presentations, discussions, and performances on experimental music.

To find out more about the event, visit the Project Room website