Introduction

Building on its historical strength, Yale is a leader in research and teaching in contemporary Political Science. The Department is home to around 45 faculty, whose scholarship and teaching span across the subfields of Political Science and the countries of the world. The undergraduate major is among the largest on campus, and the graduate program produces Ph.D. students who have taken leadership positions in the discipline. 

Many Political Science faculty also play active roles in related programs at Yale, such as the Program in Ethics, Politics, and Economics; Directed Studies; the Institution for Social And Policy Studies; and the MacMillian Center. The Department also sponsors numerous seminars, lectures, and conferences that are open to all members of the Yale community.

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Vesla Weaver
Vesla Weaver has been awarded a prestigious Carnegie Fellowship. She is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the founding director of the ISPS Center for the Study...
John Roemer on the MacMillan Report
John Roemer discusses the book he has recently written in collaboration with Humberto Llavador and Joaquim Silvestre titled “Sustainability for a Warming Planet”. John Roemer...
Andrew Sabl writes on the Washington Post Monkey Cage on the The Constitutional handling of demagogues. “Right at the beginning of the Federalist Papers (the defense of the...