Saskia Sassen awarded Prince of Asturias Award in Social Sciences for 2013

16 May 2013

Saskia Sassen, founding member of the Urban Age and long-time contributor to LSE Cities, has won the prestigious Prince of Asturias Award in Social Sciences for 2013.

This award, convened by the Prince of Asturias Foundation honours contributions to the encouraging and promoting the scientific, cultural and humanistic values that form part of mankind’s universal heritage, and is given in the Arts, Communication and Humanities, Literature, Sports, Social Sciences, Technical and Scientific Research, International Cooperation and Concord. The jury commended Sassen’s contributions to the study of globalization and urban studies, in particular highlighting her work on the concept of global cities.

For full details, see the announcement on the Columbia website.