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 and Events

“Yale began the 317th Commencement celebrations with a traditional Baccalaureate service for graduating seniors and their families in Woolsey Hall on Saturday afternoon....
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Colin McEnroe, lecture in the Department of Political Science at Yale Unviersity, has an opinion piece in the Hartford Courant. “A Political Poll Is Like Buying A Chicken”....
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Allan Dafoe research has been quoted by in an article titled “Lego-Building A.I. Robots Are Coming, and They Could Automate Your Job.” The article focuses on the...

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