March 6, 2012, by Fraser

Monday 12 March: Integrated Global Society Annual Lecture

Room A39, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park

Monday 12 March 2012, 5-6.30pm

IGS Annual Lecture – Beyond Inequality: Systemic Expulsions

The guest speaker for the Integrating Global Society Annual Lecture 2012 will be eminent academic and Sociologist from Columbia University, Professor Saskia Sassen.

Professor Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair at The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University. Her research and writing focuses on globalisation (including social, economic and political dimensions), immigration, global cities (including cities and terrorism), the new networked technologies, and changes within the liberal state that result from current transnational conditions. In her research she has focused on the unexpected and the counterintuitive as a way to cut through established “truths.”

Her publications, which have been translated into 21 languages, include Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages, A Sociology of Globalization, and the fourth fully updated edition of Cities in a World Economy. She is currently working on When Territory Exits Existing Frameworks.

Professor Sassen organised a five-year project on sustainable human settlement with a network of researchers and activists in over 30 countries for UNESCO – published as one of the volumes of the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. She has received several honors and awards, most recently a doctor honoris causa from each Delft University (Netherlands), DePaul University (USA), and Universite de Poitiers (France). She serves on several editorial boards and is an advisor to several international bodies.

Other work
She is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Cities, and chaired 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, Newsweek International, among others, and contributes regularly to and

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