Renowned Global Studies Scholar to Deliver Talk at UIC

“Digital Formations of Powerless and Powerful.” The University of Illinois at Chicago department of communication presents a talk by noted Columbia University sociologist Saskia Sassen.

April 4
4 p.m.

Student Center East
750 S. Halsted St.
Room 605

As Chicago prepares to host the NATO summit and the World Summit of Nobel Laureates, UIC welcomes Saskia Sassen for a discussion that compares two socio-technical developments: electronic financial networks and local social activist movements, such as Occupy or Arab Spring, that are globally networked.

Sassen, who is credited for coining the phrase “global city,” was recently named one of Foreign Policy magazine’s top 100 influential thinkers. Her research and writing focus on globalization (including social, economic and political dimensions), immigration, terrorism, new technologies, and changes within the liberal state that result from current transnational conditions. She is the author of several books and has written for The Guardian, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek International, and Financial Times. She is a regular contributor to Huffington Post.

Admission is free. RSVP to Mamie Gray at or (312) 996-3187.

The event is the department of communication’s inaugural lecture supported by the Martha and Victor Harnack Endowment.

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