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educator , urban planner

Saskia Sassen, Dutch, American urban planner, educator.


Sassen, Saskia was born on January 5, 1949 in The Hague, The Netherlands. Came to the United States, 1970. Daughter of Willem S. and Mara (Van de Voort) Van Elsloo.


Maitrise, University Poitiers, France, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Sociology, University Notre Dame, 1974.


Postdoctoral fellow Center International Affairs Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974-1975. From assistant to full professor Queens College City University of New York, 1976-1985. Professor department urban planning Columbia University, New York City, since 1985, chair division planning, preservation and real estate, 1988-1991, chair Doctor of Philosophy program in urban planning, 1989—1992, 1994—1998, University Chicago, since 1998.

Member faculty School International and Public Affairs Columbia University. Past member non-governmental international planning committee on year of shelter for homeless United Nations. Former member Queens Borough President Claire Shulman's Blue Ribbon Panel on Government, New York State Industrial Corporation Council.

Member Social Science Research Council working group on New York City Russell Sage Foundation, 1985-1990, member immigration and economic sociology project. Member Social Science Research Council committee Hispanic public policy Ford Foundation, 1987-1991. Member economic restructuring in the United States and Japan United Nations Center on Regional Development and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988-1990.

Member New York-London comparative study Economic Social Research Council of United Kingdom. Member comparative urban studies project Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington. Member group of Lisbon Science Program of European Commission and Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal.

Advisor Central European University. Distinguished lecturer Institute Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria. Henry Luce lecturer Clark University, 1995-2000, Theodore Hesbaugh lectures on politics and ethics, Yale Law School Sherril Lecture, 2005.

Co-curator Trade Rts. exhibition New Museum Contemporary Arts, New York City, 1993. Consultant United Nations, Public Broadcasting Service, Ford Foundation, National Urban League New York City Office Economic Development, Ralph Lewis professor sociology, member faculty law school, committee international affairs. Centennial visl professor London School of Economics, since 2000, others.

Lecturer in field.



Married Daniel J. Koob, August 30, 1973 (divorced 1982). 1 child, Hilary Koob-Sassen. Married Richard Sennett, October 23, 1987.

Willem S.

Mara (Van

Daniel J. Koob

Richard Sennett

Hilary Koob-Sassen