Saskia Sassen Columbia University, USA
is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair, The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University (www.saskiasassen.com). She is the author of Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages
(Princeton 2008), A Sociology of Globalization (WWNorton 2007)
, the edited Deciphering the Globa: Its Spaces, Scales and Subjects (Routledge 2007), and The Global City
. Her books have been translated into 22 languages. She is the editor of the volume on urban sustainability in the new 14-volume Encyclopedia of Life-Systems
being (Oxford: EOLSS (2006), for which she coordinated a network of researchers and activists in thirty countries.