Alex visited Oxford for a term from the University of Vienna where he is reading for a BA in Languages and Cultures of South Asia and Tibet – (3rdyear).
His main interests are Pali, Theravada Buddhism and Sinhalese studies. During his stay he will be studying with various professors from Oxford.
He is pursuing his current Pali and Theravada studies because he is interested in the relations between Muslims and Buddhists, particular in South Asian and Arabic countries. For that reason he is also planning to start studying Arabic next year in Vienna.
Alex is the developer of the WiPitaka. A web resource we co-host with him to encourage translations of the Pali canon into various languages.