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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UN Dispatch / Constantine Manda
“Constantine Manda is a Tanzanian national and a PHD candidate in the department of political science at Yale University.  If you have 20 minutes and want to learn why...
Professor Bruce Russett
Professor Bruce Russett, Dean Acheson Research Professor of International Politics and Professor of International and Area Studies in the MacMilllan Center, Yale University,...
Professor Elisabeth Wood
The American Political Science Association has announced a new editorial team to lead the American Political Science Review (APSR), starting June 1, 2020. The APSA Council...