The Annual Florian Znanieki Lecture
Department of Sociology

> May 5, 2011
> 2:00 pm
> GSLIS Room 126, 501 E. Daniel
> Saskia Sassen
> Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
> Centennial Visiting Professor, London School of Economics
> “When Existing Assemblages of Territory, Authority, and Rights
> Become Unstable”
> Saskia Sassen’s research and writing focuses on globalization (including
> social, economic and political dimensions), international human migration,
> global cities (including cities and terrorism), the new networked
> technologies, and changes within the liberal state that result from current transnational
> conditions. In her research she has focused on the unexpected and
> the counterintuitive as a way to cut through established “truths.”
> ***About the Lecture Series: Florian Znaniecki (1882-1958) was one of the
> most influential 20th century sociologists in the world. He taught in both Poland and the
> U.S., and spent the last 18 years of his life as Professor of Sociology at Illinois.
> The annual Florian Znaniecki Lecture was established in 2007 and is organized by the
> Department of Sociology at Illinois to commemorate his scholarship and Illinois roots.
> Event sponsored by:
> Department of Sociology
> with support from:
> Center for Global Studies
> Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
> Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

European Union Center

Russian, East European and Eurasian Center
Department of Urban & Regional Planning
For information, contact:
Prof. Tim Liao, Department of Sociology