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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Professor Bryan Garsten responds to Patrick Deneen’s remarks in his book Why Liberalism Failed in the Commonweal collection “Has Liberalism Failed?. In his response,...
Image of Professor James Scott and the cover of his new book, Against the Grain
Professor James Scott’s new book, Against The Grain is discussed on The News On Sunday website. In his article, entitled “The barbarians vs the state”, journalist M....
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Professors Rosenbluth and Shapiro have an Op-Ed in the Post Everything Perspective section of the Washington Post, entitled “Political partisanship is vicious. That’s because...

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