Post-Nation-States commences! Throughout August, we are running a tuition-free summer school in collaboration with the Hannah Arendt centre for Politics and Humanities- which is based at the former Youth International Party HQ (also known as the Yippies! Look them up!)- which is now a renowned boxing club, Overthrow Boxing! We had an overwhelming amount of applicants from more than 60 nationalities ( Nepal, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cuba, South Africa, Senegal, Kenya, India, Bangladesh, Colombia and more!). After series of interviews, we have selected 15 students that come from all walks of life- politicians, nightlife artists, poets, curators, copywriters, lawyers, designers, fiction writers, filmmakers, activists! From 1st to 30th August we have invited them to investigate political formats and speculate on what is coming after nation-states, but also developing a vision as to what the United Nations future should look like. 

The course will take them across New York, from football workshops to synthetic biology classes, to the United Nations, the Pentagon while learning how to vogue, rap, do basket ball and much more. The students are documenting Post Nation-States over on our socials, so make sure you go and check it out, you can find them here- Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

Here is an ever-growing list of the spectacular lectures that have joined us, or will be joining us on our jampacked journey..

– Laura Poitras, award-winning filmmaker and journalist. She is co-creator and executive producer of visual journalism platform Field of Vision.- Dr. Micah White, lifelong activist co-creator of Occupy Wall Street
– Zach Lieberman, new media artist, designer, computer programmer, and educator, co- creator of the School for Poetic Computation
– Douglas Trumbull, American film director, special effects supervisor, and inventor. Douglas created the SFX for ‘2001, A Space Oddessy’ among many other pioneering films.
– Len Elmore, sportscaster, lawyer and former National Basketball Association (NBA) player. Elmore has served as a college basketball analyst for ESPN and Fox Sports and has served in the same capacity for CBS Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Tournament and NBA 
– Matt Selman, executive producer of the Simpsons
– Stephen C. Schlesinger, American author, political commentator, and international affairs specialist, a Fellow at the Century Foundation in New York City. He served as Director of the World Policy Institute at the New School University from 1997 to 2006.
– Dr. Annie Seaton, director of difference and Media Project at Bard College, an intersectional thinktank on difference, aesthetics, and politics. 
– Paola Antonelli, Board member of the University of the Underground, Senior Curator at The Museum of Modern Art in the Department of Architecture & Design, as well as MoMA’s founding Director of Research & Development.
– Michael Beirut, Pentagram Partner, creative director and graphic designer for the Hillary Clinton campaign, a founder of the website Design Observer, and a teacher at the Yale School of Art 
– Caleb Giles, saxophonist for experimental jazz and hip-hop collective Standing On The Corner, producer, producer and rapper, XL recordings. 
– Dr. Nandini Thiyagarajan Faculty Fellow in the Animal Studies Initiative at New York University
– Prof. Jillian Cavanaugh, Professor and Department Chairperson for Anthropology and Archaeology at Brooklyn College
– Billy Dean Thomas, AKA “The Queer B.I.G” is a Hip-hop recording artist and composer, rapper and lyricist.
– Prof. Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, and Director of the Animal Studies Initiative.
– Dr. Samantha Hill, Associate Director, Hannah Arendt center
– Prof. Roger Berkowitz, Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center
– Prof. Arjun Appadurai, board member of the University of the Underground, Indian-American anthropologist recognized as a major theorist in globalization studies. Goddard Professor in Media, Culture and Communication at New York University
– Leticia Cartier Oxley, Programme Associate of GenSpace NYC
– Lilli Barrett O’Keefe, Project manager of the global network ‘football for good’- creator of the Play Proud Campaign, which focuses on LGBTQ+ youth inclusion in football. 
– D. Graham Burnett, historian of science and a writer. He is a professor at Princeton University and an editor at Cabinet Magazine.
– David Goldblatt, sports writer, broadcaster, sociologist, journalist and author.
– Mark Greenfield, Faux-Real Artistic Director, Greek tragedy director
– Vere Van Gool, curator of Ideas City, New Museum, NYC
– Lucas Mascatello co-creator of independent fanzine and newspaper Civilizations
– Hector Roca an icon in the boxing world, most recently named the number one Spanish-speaking trainer in the world by the International Boxing Digest
– Bruce Silverglade, the driving force behind Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, a boxing treasure since 1937, oldest boxing club in USA
– Joseph Goodwin, CEO Overthrow boxing
– Brian Murphy, Chief of Operations, Overthrow boxing
– Babycastles artist collective- volunteer-run space with roots in NYC’s DIY culture
– Sulu LeoNimm and The Theatre of the Oppressed– theatre artist and physical theatre performer
– The Benny Ninja Training Academy, expert Voguing academy
– Brenda Vongova, Cabinet Member of the Office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly
– Angelica Gustilo Ong, senior strategist for UNICEF’s global digital marketing and social media initiatives on Innovation

Plus, a Q&A with advisory board member, Noam Chomksy!

Make sure you stay up to date on our socials to see it all going down!