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ART PAPERS Live! lecture with Saskia Sassen

The scope of professor Saskia Sassen's research is, in a word, international. How international, you ask? Her work is so cosmopolitan, she's comfortable lecturing on both sides of the Atlantic. Sassen currently serves as the Robert S. Lynd professor of sociology at Columbia University, as well as a centennial visiting professor at the London School of Economics (where, inexplicably, even the smarty-pants journalists spell "globalization" with an "s").

Sassen visits Atlanta this week to deliver a talk on "Today's Cities as Frontier Space" at Georgia Tech's College of Architecture Auditorium Tues., March 24 at 7 p.m. Sassen, whose books include The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo, has written on topics ranging from global economics and technology to urban culture and terrorism. Her lecture is the latest installment of ART PAPERS Live!, a continuing series of free events sponsored by Atlanta's ART PAPERS magazine.

From ART PAPERS':

Sassen's newest books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press, 2008) and A Sociology of Globalization (W.W.Norton, 2007) … 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.

(Photo courtesy Princeton University Press)



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