Author to discuss recent book “Rockin’ the Free World”
International relations expert Sean Kay will link the rock and roll revolution to American values of freedom, equality, human rights and peace during an upcoming lecture sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.
“Rockin’ the Free World” will be held at Tuesday, March 28 in the DiStefano Lecture Hall.
Kay’s recent book “Rockin’ the Free World! How the Rock & Roll Revolution Changed America and the World” shows how artists have engaged in advancing change via opportunity and education, domestic and international issue advocacy, and within the recording and broader communications industry. Using primary interviews with prominent American and international performing artists, the book looks at how musical artists have defined the American experience and what that has meant for the world.
Kay is a professor in the Department of Politics and Government at Ohio Wesleyan University, specializing in international politics, international security, international organizations and U.S. foreign and defense policy. He also is the director of the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs and chair of the international studies program.
Copies of “Rockin’ the Free World” will be available for purchase and signing following the discussion. Seating for Hoyt’s lecture is limited and reservations are suggested. To RSVP, visit the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page.