Dr Mark Owen

Director of the Winchester Centre

Mark is the Director of the Winchester Centre of Religions for Reconciliation and Peace. He gained a First Class BA in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Winchester, before receiving Arts and Humanities Research Council funding for an MA in Death in World Religions, and doctoral research in the area of Tibetan Buddhism. He has carried out extensive fieldwork throughout South Asia as well as research visits to Tibet, China, Mongolia and the Republic of Buryatiya in Southern Siberia. Mark’s research interests include Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhism and conflict, Conflict prevention, Asian politics and development, and research methodologies.

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