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

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Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar has an Op-Ed in the New York Times about the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh entitled  “A Liberal’s Case for...
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Tamar Szabó Gendler, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, announced the appointment of Yair Minsky, the Einar Hille Professor of Mathematics, as chair of the Department...
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The Gosnell Award Committee is pleased to announce Fredrik Savje, Peter Aronow, and Michael Hudgens as the winners of the Gosnell Prize for “A Folk Theorem on Interference in...

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