Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University.
Her new book is Cities in a World Economy (Pine Forge Press). The Global City came out in a new fully updated edition in 2001. She wrote a lead essay in the 2006 Venice Biennale of Architecture Catalogue and has now completed for UNESCO a five-year project on sustainable human settlement based on 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 (EOLSS) (Oxford, UK: EOLSS Publishers) at www.eolss.net. Her books are translated into twenty one languages, and she has written for The Guardian, Le Monde, Newsweek International, www.OpenDemocracy.net, and the Huffington Post, among others.
Her website can be found at www.saskiasassen.com