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Territory, Authority, Rights

General Programming

dateSeptember 17, 2007 timeMonday, 6:15pm EDT location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
  • Committee on Global Thought
  • Free and open to the public
  • First come, first seated
  • Photo ID required for entry
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Featuring Saskia Sassen, Craig Calhoun, and Sudhir Venkatesh

Saskia Sassen, one of the most prominent sociologists of globalization, will discuss with two other experts, a range of the most pressing issues of our time—from the global city (a term which she coined) to the privatization of politics in a globalized world.

Saskia Sassen is professor of sociology at Columbia University and is noted for her analyses of globalization and international human migration. Her publications include The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo, Globalization and its discontents: Essays on the New Mobility of People and Money, and most recently Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages.

  • Featured Speaker Saskia Sassen Professor of Sociology Columbia University
  • Craig Calhoun Director Social Science Research Council
  • Sudhir Venkatesh William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology Columbia University