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Saskia Sassen

Saskia Sassen, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology, Columbia  University 

Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University.  Her recent books are Territory, Authority,  Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages  ( Princeton University Press 2008), A Sociology of Globalization  (W.W.Norton 2007), and the 4th fully updated edition of Cities in  a World Economy (Sage 2012). She is currently working on When Territory Exits Existing Frameworks (Under contract with Harvard  University Press). Recent edited books are Deciphering the Global: Its  Spaces, Scales and Subjects (Routledge 2007), and Digital Formations:  New Architectures for Global Order (Princeton University Press 2005).  The Global City came out in a new fully updated edition in 2001. For UNESCO she organized a five-year project on sustainable human  settlement with a network of researchers and activists in over 30  countries; it is published as one of the volumes of the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (Oxford, UK: EOLSS Publishers). Her books are  translated into over twenty languages. She has received two grants  recently. One is from AUDI to work on the future of Mobilities and  Mobility Spaces. The second is from the Mellon Foundation to develop  her project on The Global Street. She is the recipient of diverse awards  and mentions, ranging from multiple doctor honoris causa to named lectures and being selected as one of the 100 Top Global Thinkers of  2011 by Foreign Policy Magazine.  

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Friday, September 24

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