SASKIA SASSEN

Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

Co-Chair Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

Interviews with Saskia Sassen and Online Lectures



Biographical Interviews and Essays

"Entrevista: Almuerzo Con... Saskia Sassen", interview by Milena Fernandez, El País, January 2012.

"Poitiers ou le parcours dialectique de", interview with Alexandre Duval, l'actualité

"Interview with Saskia Sassen", Metropolis: Reflections Dirk Meyhofer Hamburgh, Germany (2007).

Power, Mobility, and Diaspora in the Global City: An Interview with Saskia Sassen, interview with Dale Leorke, PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication Vol. 1, July 2009.

"Going Digging in the Shadow of Master Categories", in Sociologists in a Global Age: Biographical Perspectives, Mathieu Deflem (ed.). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, (2007).

"Digging the Global Mine: An Interview with Saskia Sassen", by Terhi Rantanen in Global Media and Communication, vol.2, no.2, 142-159 (2006).

Idees en debats La invitee Saskia Sassen, interview by Thierry Paquot in Revue Urbanisme, no. 345: 2005.

Always a Foreigner, Always at Home, in The Disobedient Generation: Social Theorists in the Sixties, eds. Alan Sica and Stephen Turner. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2005.



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In-Depth Interviews on Her Work

"The Future of Capitalism", interview with Anne McElvoy, BBC Radio, April 28, 2014.

"Economia Ciudad", Forbes Life, September 2013.

"AD Interviews: Saskia Sassen", Arch Daily, August 22, 2013.

"Entrevista a Saskia Sassen: 'Las Ciudades Van A Ser Más Importantes Que Los Estados'", Ssociólogos, June 22, 2013.

"A strong financial centre contributes to inequality", Live Mint & The Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2013.

"Why the middle class is revolting", The Hindu, January 22, 2013.

"The Global City: A Structural Hole in the National Territorial Tissue, An Interview with Saskia Sassen", Politics and Law: Metamorphoses, Critique & Humanism, 2012.

"Saskia Sassen: geographe ?", Globe - Planet Earth blog, 2012.

"Los gobiernos podian haber hecho mejor sus deberes", interview with Marta Ricart Gabriel, La Vanguardia.com, December 21, 2012.

"'Artisans for Incorporation' - An Interview With Saskia Sassen", Citizenship in Southeast Europe, December 17, 2012.

"White Collar Criminals", The Brian Lehrer Show, November 29, 2012.

"La Globalización y las Penumbras de la Época - Conferencia de Saskia Sassen en Español [VIDEO]", Sociología Now!, November 2, 2012.

"Over het einde van de middenklasse - Saskia Sassen", Dutch TV: VPRO, November 2012.

"Entretien avec Saskia Sassen 4 – Mediapart - Les migrations dans le monde", Scoop.it!, October 17, 2012.

"La ciudad es hoy un espacio de combate abierto", interview with lanacion.com, August 17, 2012

"Vi lever i en tid som skaper brutalitet", interview with Aftenposten, June 23, 2012.

"Die Global City ist ein brutaler Ort", Thema 15, June 21, 2012.

"Recherche: Repenser L'espace urbain comme si nous etions nous-memes des villes", Federal Office for the Environment FOEN, March 2012.

"The Global Street or the Democracy of the Powerless", Kultura Iberalna, February 2012.

"Se ha roto el ciclo, porque el salario del trabajador ya no permite mantener el consume", interview by Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, El País, January 2012.

"The Role of the Journalist in a Globalized World", European Journalism Centre, January 2012

"Foreign Policy interviews Saskia Sassen", with Daniel Drezner, Foreign Policy TV, December 5, 2011

Interview with Saskia Sassen, Millenaire, November 30, 2011.

"The challenges of our time in the city", Domus, November 15, 2011

"Saskia Sassen on Sociology, Globalization, and the Re-shaping of the National", Theory Talks, September 6, 2011

"Sao Paulo: A globalização do protesto", interview with Estadão, August 13, 2011.

Jungle World Interview: Interview by Moritz Wichmann, June 2011.

"Much of the global is still dressed in the clothes of the national," Saskia Sassen on The Truman Factor, April 2011. (Spanish)

"O FMI e agora uma instituicao melhor", interview by Andriana Vale, April 2011.

"Saskia Sassen: ciudad global y la lógica de expulsión del neoliberalismo", January 19, 2011.

"An Interview with Sociologist Saskia Sassen", libcom.org, September 2010.

Interview with Saskia Sassen, Nikkei Business, September 6, 2010.

"Une interview de Saskia Sassen", interview with Géographic Économie Société, 2009.

"Storia e chiavi della Globalizzazione", interview by Giuliano Battiston in Lostraniero, June 2009.

"Redynamiser lesvilles en les convertissant au développement durable", Le Monde, April 21, 2009.

"Saskia Sassen: sociologue globale", interview by Gilles Bastin, Le Monde Des Livres, March 27 2009

International IDEA Interview: "Interview with Saskia Sassen, Columbia University and London School of Economics and Political Science", June 2008. (Audio File)

"Interview with Saskia Sassen", Network, Summer 2007.

"Interview with Saskia Sassen", Prepared by Anna Kern and Gabriella Smith, Social Thought and Research, 2007.

"Denationalized states and global assemblages": An interview with Saskia, Sassen Interview by Magnus Wennerhag for Eurozine, November 20, 2006.

"Repenser la mondialisation", interview with Xavier De La Vega, Rencontre Avec, October 30, 2006.

"Informal Politics in the Global City": Interview with Saskia Sassen (Part I), Re-Public, August 10, 2006.

The Politics of Immobility: Interview with Saskia Sassen (Part II), Re-Public, Oct. 23, 2006.

"Saskia Sassen: Space and Power", interview by N. Gane in The Future of Social Theory, pp. 125-142. London: Continuum International Publishing Group (2004).

The global laissez-passer: a US passport: An interview with Saskia Sassen, interview by Edda Manga in Eurozine, February 16, 2003.

"Global is Not Always Cosmopolite", interview by Nina Furstenberg in Eurozine, September 18, 2002.



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Short Interviews

"Nachtens durch die Wall Street", Wiener Zeitung, February 20, 2013.

"Wir mussen alle verdachtig sein, damit das System sein Ziel erreicht", FORMAT trend, February 14, 2013.

"Teilhabe war gestern", taz.de, February 10, 2013.

"Sassia Sasken", interview by Por Raquel Azpiroz, Audi Magazine, 2012.

"Area Within", vedomosti.ru, December 14, 2012.

"Der Zurcher Prime Tower Schafft Um Sich Herum Eine Tote Umgebung", interview with Gabi Schwegler, July 22, 2012

"Le territoire de la nation dans tous ses états. Avec Saskia Sassen", interview with France Culture, May 23, 2012.

"Urbanismo de código abierto y urbanización de la tecnología sobre Smart Cities", Urbana Digital, July 27, 2011.

"Politik spricht Sprache der Tyrannei", Der Standard, August 10, 2011.

"El porvenir del coche en la ciudad", interview by Anatxu Zabalbeascoa , El País, September 2011.

"An interview with Saskia Sassen about 'Smart cities'", interview with Nicolas Nova, Pasta & Vinegar, July 6, 2011.

"Nacionalistas de verdad sólo son las clases medias", La Vanguardia.com, April 23, 2011.

"Una feroce selezione", interview with Nicola Sessa, Intervista, March 10, 2011.

"La ciudad puede crear epidemias positivas", interview by Karim Asry, El País, March 2011.

"Els veritables cosmopolites d’avui en dia són els immigrants", interview with Thaïs Gutiérrez,aratu entrevista, January 24, 2011.

"As narrativas de globalização", interview with Laura Greenhalgh, Estado, June 6, 2010.

"Prolungando la vita del modello finanziario, l'Europa si cura con la medicina sbagliata", Liberazione, May 12, 2010.

"Uluslararasi Sirketlerden Daha Fazlasini Isteyin, Kent Sakinlerinizi Koruyun". Turkiye, Radikal, November 2009.

Interview with Saskia Sassen, Eleftherotypia, 2009.

"Het wordt heel druk in de arena van de globalisering", interview by Wim Bossema, De Volkskrant, April 14, 2007.

"TOKI will construct another 500,000 homes by 2023, Turkish PM says. Hurriyet Daily News, March 4,2011.

"TOKI to bring urban renewal specialists in Istanbul. Today's Zaman, February 24,2011.

"Interview: Ethical Finance, February 19,2011.

Contrasts are stark in a global city: Saskia Sassen, interview by Sayandeb Chowdhury, Daily News & Analysis, November 4, 2007.

"Il futuro incerto di Megalopoli: Saskia Sassen: 'Riformulare i sistemi economici e sociali", Interview by Niccolò Gori Sassoli in Atlante, February 1, 2007.

Los argentinos tienen muchos problemas estructurales por resolver, Nea, March 21, 2007.

"Death and disorder when is the right time for troops to pull out?: The Guardian asks western and Iraqi experts whether a rapid withdrawal is the best way forward. The Guardian, January 22, 2005.



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Online Lectures

"Saskia Sassen - Global Cities as Today's Frontiers", Liebeskind Lleuphana Digital School, January 6, 2013.

"Saskia Sasen: I Obespravljeni Stvaraju Povijest", VOX FEMINAE, 2012.

"Urban Age Electric City: Saskia Sassen - Urbanising Technology", Urban Age Electric City Conference, London, December 6, 2012.

"Las Nuevas Geopolíticas de Saskia Sassen", VEUSCCCB, December 3, 2012.

"Saskia Sassen "The Future of Smart Cities"", nancyrubin, November 10, 2012.

"The Global Street: Making the Political (lecture)", Conference >>The Future of Europe<<, May 14, 2012.

"Podcast: interview met Saskia Sassen", Studium Generale, March 16, 2012.

'Live Blog: Saskia Sassen, "Immigrants and Citizens in the Global City"', Archinect, March 2, 2012.

"Needs No Introduction: Prof. Saskia Sassen on globalization", Needs No Introduction, January 28, 2012.

"Talking back to your Intelligent City", urbanvista.net.

"I Bring Open Source Urbanism and Urbanizing Technology", November 24, 2011.

"Urbanizing Technology", Compass Summit 2011, October 24, 2011.

"Foreign Affairs: Saskia Sassen on how the digitized world works", World Radio Switzerland, October 18, 2011.

"War by peaceful means is a kind of tyranny (Video)", The Guardian, September 7, 2011.

Lecture by Saskia Sassen (Audio), Lift, July 7, 2011.

"Urbanismo en Latino America (Video)", Nuestras Cuidades, May 5, 2011.

"Digital Formations of the Powerful and the Powerless (Audio)", Theorizing the Web Conference, April 13, 2011.

"Introduction: Bridging the Ecologies of Cities adn the Biosphere", Cities and Eco-Crises, October 1, 2010.



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