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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Walter Shapiro and icon for The New Republic
The New Republic today announced its expanded editorial team under the direction of recently-named Editor Chris Lehmann. Walter Shapiro brings a varied background and years...
Professor Milan Svolik and icon for Transitions Online
Professor Milan Svolik’s publication, The Politics of Authoritarian Rule is quoted in Dan Tran’s article, The Attempted Telegram Ban – One Year Later on the...
Professor Steven Wilkinson
Faculty member Steven Wilkinson named next director of the MacMillan Center. “Steven I. Wilkinson, the Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies, has been appointed...