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Times Square at night

Who Owns the City?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
5:00 pm
Donald W. Fritz Pavilion C, Armstrong Student Center

Saskia Sassen, co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia, is renowned for her work on globalization and transnational human migration. She is credited with coining the term “the global city” in her 1991 book of the same name. In addition to contibuting numerous chapters and articles, she is editor or co-editor of three books and author of 10 books, most recently Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (2014). Sassen also contributes regularly to The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and openDemocracy, demonstrating her commitment to connecting her academic work to the political and the public outcomes of globalization.

The Humanities Center will host its year-opening reception (previously postponed) immediately after this talk at 6 p.m. Please join us for refreshments and drinks.

Saskia Sassen
Saskia Sassen
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University