SASKIA SASSEN: Today's Cities as Frontier Space

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Today's Cities as Frontier Space

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245 4th Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30332

Co-Sponsored by the Georgia Tech College of Architecture.
This event is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Member of The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University . Her newest books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press, 2008) and A Sociology of Globalization (W.W.Norton, 2007). Other recent books are the 3rd fully updated edition of Cities in a World Economy (Sage, 2006), the edited Deciphering the Global: Its Spaces, Scales and Subjects (Routledge, 2007), and the co-edited Digital Formations: IT and New Architectures in the Global Realm (Princeton University Press, 2005). She has just completed a five-year project commissioned by UNESCO 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 groundbreaking book The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo came out in a new fully updated edition in 2001.

Sassen's books have been translated into nineteen languages. She serves on many editorial boards and is an advisor to several international bodies. She is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Cities, and a former chair of the Information Technology and International Cooperation Committee of the Social Science Research Council (USA). She has written for The Guardian, The New York Times, Le Monde Diplomatique, The International Herald Tribune, Newsweek International, OpenDemocracy.net, Vanguardia, Clarin, The Financial Times, and Huffingtonpost.com, among others.

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