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

Professor Helene Landemore
Professor Helene Landemore has a recently published book now available entitled “Debating Democracy:  Do We Need More or Less?” Abstract: Around the world, faith in democracy...
Vatsal Naresh
Graduate Student Vatsal Naresh is a co-author on a new publication entitled  “Negotiating Democracy and Religious Pluralism:  India, Pakistan, and Turkey.” “Negotiating...
Professor Daniel Mattingly
Professor Daniel Mattingly has been awarded the Gaddis Smith International Book Prize for The Art of Political Control in China. The Gaddis Smith International Book Prize for...
Shahana Sheikh
Shahana Sheikh, PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science, Yale University, is a co-author of the recent article in Economic and Political weekly entitled “...
Nicholas Lotito
Nicholas Lotito, Lecturer in Political Science, has published an analysis with the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, on the situation in Tunisia entitled “Tunisia’s...
Professor Joseph LaPalombara
Professor Joseph LaPalombara has been awarded one of this year’s William C. Clyde DeVane Medals, presented by Yale University’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The...