The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is the OWHL artist of the week. Described by Evan Osnos as "China's leading innovator of provocation," Ai exhibits a fierce will to critique and protest structures of oppression in his native China and around the world. Ai's art draws attention to the erasure of individuals by ideology, state actions, and capitalist labor practices. A prolific artist, Ai has produced work in a number of different fields,
Amartya Sen is the OWHL author of the week. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998, Sen has contributed ground-breaking insights to social theory, political theory, philosophy, and economics. If you are looking to expand your understanding of individual rights, welfare economics, human development, social justice, and electoral politics, Sen offers readers a wealth of profound insights into these fields.
All members of the PA community – faculty, staff, and students – have free digital access to the New York Times through the OWHL. Once you register for an account, you will have unlimited access to the Times for one year and can read it via the website or the app (both iPhone and Android).
To register for an account, go to nytimes.com/grouppass while physically on campus and connected to PA's network. Then create a free NYTimes.com account using your PA e-mail address.
If you have any questions or trouble registering, just stop by the OWHL.