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

Sam Zacher
Graduate Student Sam Zacher has an article in Political Research Quarterly entitled “What Forms of Redistribution Do Americans Want? Understanding Preferences for Policy...
Oona Hathaway
Professor of Political Science and Executive Editor of Just Security Oona A. Hathaway (Just Security Bio) has an article on the Just Security website entitled “Transparency...
Gregory Collins
Dr. Gregory Collins, lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale University is an awardee of the Heritage...
Eliza Oak
Graduate School student Eliza Oak has an article (with Andrew hall) on the a16zcrypto website entitled “DAO research: A roadmap for experimenting with governance”. Abstract:...
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,...