Friday 4 November 2016, The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH, United Kingdom
Professor David Runciman is Professor of Politics at Cambridge University and Head of the Department of Politics and International Studies. He is the author of a number of books including The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War One to the Present (2013). He currently co-directs two major interdisciplinary research projects based in Cambridge: ‘Conspiracy and Democracy’ and ‘Technology and Democracy’. He writes regularly about politics in the London Review of Books and is the host of the weekly podcast Talking Politics.