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The Spring 2017 Atwood Lecture was delivered by Dr. Arturo Escobar. Arturo Escobar is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His main interests are: political ecology, ontological design, and the anthropology of development, social movements, and technoscience. Over the past twenty years, he has worked closely with several Afro-Colombian social movements in the Colombian Pacific, particular the Process of Black Communities (PCN). His most well-known book is Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World (1995, 2nd Ed. 2011). His most recent books are Sentipensar con la Tierra. Nuevas lecturas sobre desarrollo, territorio y diferencia (2014), and Designs for the Pluriverse. Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds (In press). Dr. Escobar’s lecture took place on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 in Tilton Hall at 7:00PM.