Saskia Sassen is the Lynd Professor of Sociology and Member, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University, New York. Her new book is Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages ( Princeton University Press 2006) published in German by Suhrkamp (2008) as Das Paradox des Nationalen. Other recent books are A Sociology of Globalization (W.W.Norton 2007), the 3rd. fully updated Cities in a World Economy (Sage 2006), the edited Deciphering the Global (Routledge 2007), and the co-edited Digital Formations: New Architectures for Global Order (Princeton University Press 2005). She has just completed for UNESCO a five-year project 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). The Global City came out in a new fully updated edition in 2001. She serves on several editorial boards and is an advisor to several international bodies and since 2008 an advisory board member of transmediale. She is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Cities, and was 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,Vanguardia, Clarin, the Financial Times, among others.
Suhrkamp has published her new book Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press 2006) in German in 2008 as Das Paradox des Nationalen.