Professor David Runciman

Professor of Politics at Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge


Professor of Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

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Professor David Runciman is a Professor of Politics in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge. His research interests focus on late-nineteenth and twentieth century political thought; theories of the state and of political representation; various aspects of contemporary political philosophy and contemporary politics.

Professor Runciman also hosts the weekly politics podcast "Talking Politics". More details can be found here.

  • 11 June 2018, 5:30pm

    Two cultures: can policy makers and academic institutions ever work together effectively?

    The UK has scientific advisers at the top of government, but with science, engineering and technology playing greater and greater roles in our lives there is a correspondingly greater need for a broader understanding of these issues by policy makers.

  • 6 June 2017, 5:30pm

    Dr S T Lee Public Policy Lecture: Geoff Mulgan, Nesta

    This lecture will present examples of how the world could be more collectively intelligent about collective intelligence, and how we might avoid a widening gap between the technical achievements of artificial machine intelligence, and the actual intelligence of the systems on which our lives depend.