Cornelia Goethe Centrum

CANCELED: Fireside Chat with Saskia Sassen on November 11 (GRADE Center Gender)

We are pleased to welcome Saskia Sassen (Columbia University) on Monday, November 11, for a fireside chat at the Goethe-University. The event will take place from 6 to 8 pm in room SH 3.105 in the Seminar Building.

Fireside Chats

In our fireside chats we invite academics and public figures to speak about their biography and their motivations in an informal setting. These meetings also provide the space for networking among the participants.


Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and a Member of its Committee on Global Thought, which she chaired till 2015. She is a student of cities, immigration, and states in the world economy, with inequality, gendering and digitization three key variables running though her work. Born in the Netherlands, she grew up in Argentina and Italy, studied in France, was raised in five languages, and began her professional life in the United States. She is the author of eight books and the editor or co-editor of three books. Together, her authored books are translated in over twenty languages. She has received many awards and honors, among them multiple doctor honoris causa, the 2013 Principe de Asturias Prize in the Social Sciences, election to the Royal Academy of the Sciences of the Netherlands, and made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government.

Language: English.
Target Groups: M, E, A, P, HS.
Time: Monday, November 11, 2019, 6 – 8 pm
Location: Campus Westend, Seminar Building, SH 3.105

Saskia Sassen will hold the celebratory lecture of the commemoration event ‘100 Years of Sociology at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main’ on the following Tuesday, November 12, 2019.