Saskia Sassen

Columbia GSAPP, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology | New York City, United States


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). Among older books is The Global City (Princeton University Press 1991/2001). Her books are translated into over 20 languages. Her forthcoming book is Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (Harvard University Press 2014). She has received diverse awards, from multiple doctor honoris causa to being chosen as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy-2011, Top 100 Thought Leaders by GDI-MIT 2012 and 2013, and receiving the 2013 Principe de Asturias Prize for the Social Sciences.

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Awards Jury (2014)

9 September 2016

Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016

CTBUH is pleased to be a Supporting Partner of Urban Transitions 2016, a five-day symposium / workshop event to be held in Shanghai from September 5–9, 2016.

15 February 2014

AAAS “Future of Cities” Symposium Sees Destiny in Density

Executive Director Antony Wood, Trustee Bill Baker, and several academic experts on urban issues spoke at the AAAS Annual Meeting on the panel The Future of Cities: Dense or Dispersed?