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

Kenneth Scheve
Kenneth Scheve, Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs, has been selected to serve as FAS Dean of Social Science effective July 2, 2022. Professor...
Daniel Mattingly
Assistant Professor Daniel Mattingly has a new article in the Journal of Politics entitled “The Missionary Roots of Nationalism: Evidence from China.” Abstract: What explains...
David Jiang
Graduating senior David Jiang is among 70 students from around the world who have been named Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University. David Jiang, who majored in...
Jonathan Oates
Junior Jonathan Oates of Silliman College has received the John C. Schroeder Award, which honors former Calhoun College master John C. Schroeder.  This award is given to...
Mordechai Levy-Eichel
The William F. Buckley Jr. Program is thrilled to announce Dr. Mordechai Levy-Eichel as the inaugural winner of our Lux et Veritas Faculty Prize. This prize recognizes a Yale...
David Simon
Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies David Simon has an article in the journal Just Security entitled “To Support Accountability for Atrocities, Fix U.S. Law...