Saskia Sassen (Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University)
"When Existing Assemblages of Territory, Authority, and Rights Become Unstable"
Saskia Sassen's research and writing focuses on globalization (including social, economic and political dimensions), international human migration, 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."
***About the Lecture Series: Florian Znaniecki (1882-1958) was one of the most influential 20th century sociologists in the world. He taught in both Poland and the U.S., and spent the last 18 years of his life as Professor of Sociology at Illinois. The annual Florian Znaniecki Lecture was established in 2007 and is organized by the Department of Sociology at Illinois to commemorate his scholarship and Illinois roots.