Saskia Sassen is the Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago, and Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Sassen will give “Countergeographies of Globalization: Trafficking in Women” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, in the Geneva Room. Her talk will explore the gendered economy of globalization by looking at women’s labor and migration within such activities as prostitution and in worker recruitment for foreign labor markets. The following morning, there will be a roundtable discussion at 8:45a.m. in the Fisher Center. Sassen is co-director of the Economy Section of the Global Chicago Project, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Urban Data Sets, a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, and chair of the newly formed Information Technology, International Cooperation and Global Security Committee of the SSRC. Her most recent books are Guests and Aliens (New York: New Press 1999) and her edited book Global Networks/Linked Cities (New York and London: Routledge 2002). The Global City is newly updated and reissued (2001). Her books have been translated into twelve languages.