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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded approaches to enduring geopolitical problems.


David Cowan is a first year PhD student at the Faculty of History, specialising in British political history during the long eighteenth-century. His research examines the development of the identities and ideologies of political parties in Cambridge University and how they responded to international crises from the Jacobite Rising in 1745 through to the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. David is interested in how political thought, political practice, and foreign policy influence each other over time. Previously, he read History as an undergraduate at Cambridge and continued to complete his MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History. After graduating, David worked in journalism and in the UK Parliament as a researcher and staffer