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

Professor Steven Smith
Professor Steven B. Smith was interviewed by Jay Nordlinger for his Q&A podcast on Ricochet Media.   Steven B. Smith is a political scientist, a political theorist, a...
Professor Hélène Landemore
The Ezra Klein of the New York Times interviewed Professor Hélène Landemore on the Ezra Klein Show Podcast and discussed her current work on Open Democracy. You can read the...
Professor Gregory Huber
Forst Family Professor of Political Science Gregory Huber, is co-author of  new research article, along with Marc Meredith, Michael Morse and  Katie Steele in the American...
Assistant Professor Alex Coppock and Graduate Student Molly Offer-Westort, along with former faculty member Professor Donald Green, have a new article in the American Journal...
Paul Lendway
Graduate student Paul Lendway has an article in the Yale Journal of International Affairs entitled “The Effect of Informational and Empathy-Enhancing Interventions on...
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Nugent
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Nugent has an Op-Ed in the Los Angelese Times entitled ” How polarization shattered Egypt’s democratic experiment.” The Op-Ed discusses...