TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an annual conference-holding entity, holding conferences on themes related to three areas of technology, entertainment, and design. It is owned by The Sapling Foundation, which aims to disseminate ideas and expert knowledge.
In response to the recent Mumbai attacks, November 2008, Sassen talks of her larger research project on "whether cities are losing this capacity and are becoming sites for a range of new types of violence." Below is a reproduction from openDemocracy (http://www.opendemocracy.net/).
This book is a primer on financial globalization, specifically the emergence and operation of a particular set of complicated financial instruments that the authors see as signaling a far-reaching transformation of the domain conventionally referred to as “the economy:” derivatives. While derivatives have sometimes entered into public consciousness due to scandal, crises, and crime, the authors use derivatives as a window into the new everyday operations of global capital and the new normalcy of “systemic risk”—the risk that the entire international financial and banking architecture may implode.
Diasporas, migration and identities’ has been the subject of a major national research programme funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in the UK since 2005. Its central concerns have also been at the heart of the work of the Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM). The aim of this international conference is to examine the past and present impact of diasporas and migration on nation, community, identity and subjectivity, culture and the imagination, place and space, emotion, politics, law and values.