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.

News

On June 3, 2024, the Board of Directors of The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation approved an Emerging Scholar Award to Yale University Political Science Graduate student...
Daniel Mattingly
Assistant Professor Dan Mattingly was recently interviewed on The Wire China about Xi Jinping’s Cultivation of the PLA, the role of the military in elite Chinese politics,...
Kenneth Scheve
Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs and Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean of Social Science Kenneth Scheve has a new article in the American...
Gregory Collins
The Buckley Institute is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2024 Lux et Veritas Faculty Prize is Dr. Gregory Collins, lecturer in the Department of Political Science...
Bryan Garsten
Professor of Political Science and Humanities Bryan Garsten has a new article in the Journal of Democracy entitled “The Liberalism of Refuge”, part of the symposium...
Charles McClean
Assistant Professor of Political Science Charles McClean has a new article in the  journal Political Behavior entitled  “Too Young to Run? Voter Evaluations of the Age of...