Saskia Sassen is Professor of Sociology, The University of Chicago and Centennial Visiting Professor, London School of Economics. Her most recent books are Globalization and its Discontents: Selected Essays 1984-1998 (New York: New Press, 1998) and Losing Control? Sovereignty in an Age of Globalization (Columbia University Press, 1996). Her books have been translated into nine languages. The Global City has recently appeared in French (Descartes, Paris, 1996), Italian (UTET, Milano, 1998), and Spanish (EUDEBA, Buenos Aires, 1998). She has just completed Immigration Policy in the Global Economy: From National Crisis to Multilateral Management, sponsored by the Twentieth Century Fund. She continues work on two projects, 'Cities and their Crossborder Networks' sponsored by the United Nations University, and 'Governance and Accountability in a Global Economy.' She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.