Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

Interviews with Saskia Sassen and Online Talks

Photo: Alex MacNaughton for Saltamos, 2017


"Age of Extraction: An Interview With Saskia Sassen", RT, November 2017.

“‘Relocating Global Assemblages’: An Interview with Saskia Sassen”, Science, Technology & Society, 2017.

"A world unified by the golden rule: expropriation", il manifesto, March 2017.

Interview at the Moscow Urban Forum: "Extraction & inaction? Ft. Dutch-American sociologist Saskia Sassen?", RT, July 2017.

“I think we need more cities”, The Hindu, February 2017.

“Saskia Sassen en La Historia es Nuestra”, Cooperativa, January 2017.

“Saskia Sassen: “Trump y el Brexit nos muestran los errores de las clases políticas y los medios de comunicación”, Saltamos, March 2017.


"Digital Tools Narrow the Space of the Divide Between Oppressors and Oppressed Says Saskia Sassen", World Architecture Community, July 2016.

"Our economic system incorporates more but expels", Libération, February 2016.

"The Systematic Edge", New Politics, Winter 2016.

"The Solitude of Prime Numbers: Life on earth at the time of globalization", Radio Radicale, March 2016.

"We have entered a new era that the language of inequality cannot capture", The Journal of Turkish Weekly, February 2016.

“Saskia Sassen: Interviewed by Shamus Khan”, Public Culture, 2016.

"Redefining notions of urban intelligence", Mint, June 2016.

Interview with Sassen, “Lange Tradition der Verdächtigung (A long tradition of suspicion)",, May 2016.

Saskia at "Shaping Cities Conference", Urban Age, July 2016.


"Saskia Sassen on the brutal logic of contemporary capitalism", MO nieuwssite , 2015.

"IMF, EU elites ignore those swept aside by austerity measures", RT, July 2015.

"Trust – in a system built in stone", Open Democracy, October 2015.

"Why The Paris Attacks May Signal A Shift In Extremist Violence", The World Post, January 2015.

"The new migratory flows stemming from a massive loss of habitat", Canarias Ahora, 2015.

Interview with Saskia Sassen, Figure/Ground, 2015.

Interview on Expulsions, School of Public Policy at Central European University, 2015.

“Não é imigração, é expulsão”, Entrevista, 2015.


Interview with Saskia Sassen, "Gebrauchsanweisung zum dichten Stadtleben",, August 29, 2014.

"Less power to the banks, more to citizens", Firenze -, June 11, 2014.

"Le capitalisme est entré dans des logiques d’extraction et de destruction", Le Monde, April 26, 2014.

"Las ciudades del mañana", interview with Steven Navarrete Cardona, El Espectador, April 7, 2014.

Beijing Interview with Saskia Sassen, March 12, 2014.

Video, Questions & Answer - Professor Saskia Sassen, Durham University, March 5, 2014.

Interview with Saskia Sassen, "Cities are places where the powerless can shape history: the Right to the City in the 21st Century", The Global Urbanist, December 3, 2014.

"Five minutes with Saskia Sassen: “A good bit of the economic numbers rests on a sort of economic cleansing", British Politics and Policy, August 6, 2014.

Interview with Saskia Sassen, "With TTIP, EU and US promise a transatlantic trade miracle", DW, September 19, 2014.

"Interview - Saskia Sassen", Globalizations, Volume 11, Issue 4, September 12, 2014.

"La ville est un espace intéressant pour définir une politique" L'Humanaite, July 22, 2014.

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

"Le capitalisme est entré dans des logiques d'extraction et de destruction", Le Monde, April 25, 2014.

"US-Soziologin: Die Mitte verschwindet",, November 15, 2014.

Interview with Saskia Sassen, "Saskia Sassen", Routledge, September 12, 2014.

"Saskia Sassen, de vrouwelijke Piketty, over de sluipende economische zuivering",, September 2, 2014.

Interview with Saskia Sassen, "Wereldwijd worden mensen verdreven, verwijderd, geschrapt", NRC Boeken, July 11, 2014.

"Richard Sennett zu Saskia Sassen: Du bist Optimistin!", Der Tagesspiegel, July 8, 2014.


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

Video: "On the end of the middle class (Over het einde van de middenklasse)", vpro, November 11, 2013.

"OSU//The Interviews//Saskia Sassen", Open Source Urbanism, November 8, 2013.

"Economia Ciudad", Forbes Life, September 2013.

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

"Madrid y Barcelona son ciudades globales pero debilitadas por la deuda nacional", interview with Maria Ramirez, El Mundo, August 6, 2013.

"La ville est un espace in intéressant pour définir une politique", ALes Séries D'été De L'Humanité, July 22, 2013.

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

"Economia Ciudad", interview with Raquel Azpíroz, Forbes Life, June 9, 2013.

"La socióloga Saskia Sassen, Príncipe de Asturias de las Ciencias Sociales 2013", interview by Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, El País, May 15, 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.

"Interview with Saskia Sassen", The Journal of Authors, August 11, 2013.

"El momento de los sin poder", Revista Arcadia, July 18, 2013.

"Saskia Sassen: << Los sin poder pueden hacer historia sin tomar el poder >>", interview with Noemi Lopez Trujillo, Gonzoo, May 18, 2013.

"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",, February 10, 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",

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

"Global City into Perspective A Conversation with Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett", Stream Issue 03: inhabiting the Anthropocene, 2012.

"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, 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",!, October 17, 2012.

"La ciudad es hoy un espacio de combate abierto", interview with, 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", interview with Lukasz Pawlowski, Kultura Liberalna, February 20, 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

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

"Area Within",, 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.


"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.

"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, 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.

"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 2011.

"Poitiers ou le parcours dialectique de", interview with Alexandre Duval, l'actualité, January/March 2011.

"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.


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

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

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

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.

"Une interview de Saskia Sassen", with Lise Bourdeau-Lepage, Géographie Économie Sociéte, 2009.

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.

"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.

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

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.

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

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

2006 and earlier

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

"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.

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.

"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.

"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.

Interview with Saskia Sassen, "Mobilität: Fortschritt Oder Rückschritt?", Fokus.

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