The City, today and tomorrow and redefining CitizenshipSunday, May 30, 4:30-6:30 School of Community and Public Affairs Concordia University, 2149 MacKay (just below Sherbooke) Bus: #24, Metro: Guy-Concordia.
IPAM is pleased to present Saskia Sassen as the first speaker in its newly-launched public lectures series. In her lecture, Professor Sassen will speak about the changing articulation of citizenship within national states and a globalized world. The relationship between the State and citizen is reconsidered in the context of the growing importance of cities. New types of political actors are taking shape including minority citizens and immigrants, thus redefining the political sphere.
Saskia Sassen is Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and member of The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University, New York. Her most recent books include: Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press, 2008); A Sociology of Globalization (WW Norton, 2007) ; Cities in a World Economy (Sage, 2006) ; and The Global City (Princeton University Press, 2001).
Saskia Sassen will give her lecture in English ; a bilingual question and discussion period will follow.