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The Polson Institute for Global Development presents a critical conversation on our contemporary planetary predicament and how different ways of conceptualizing it might entail different strategies for transformative change. Featuring:- Wendy Wolford is Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global Development and Vice Provost for International Affairs at Cornell University. Her research includes work on international development, agrarian social mobilization, and critical ethnography. A prolific author, her most article, “The Plantationocene: A Lusotropical Contribution to the Theory,” Annals of the American Association of Geographers (2021), served to frame the international conference on the Plantationocene at Cornell in April 2021.- Jason W. Moore is Professor of sociology at Binghamton University and author of Capitalism in the Web of Life (2015) and co-author of A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (2017).- Moderator: Fouad Makki, Associate Professor of Global Development and Director of the Polson Institute.