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 Wilkinson
Pending the approval of the Yale Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — at its June meeting, Steven Wilkinson will begin a one-year term as acting Faculty of...
Professor Paul Bracken
Professor Paul Bracken is featured in an article on Journal Beat website entitled “Nuclear deterrence for China needs an upgrade.” Abstract: “The US strategy to deter nuclear...
Professor Greg Huber
Gregory Huber, Forst Family Professor of Political Science, resident fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Associate Director of the Center for the Study...
Professor Ebonya Washington
Ebonya Washington, Samuel C. Park Jr. Professor of Economics, has been elected into the 241st class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Washington will...
Eli Sabin
Eli Sabin is among 62 college students nationwide selected as 2021 Truman Scholars. The scholarship is the premiere graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders...
Prof. Keith E. Whittington
Keith E. Whittington, 1995 Yale University Political Science graduate with distinction, has been named to the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United...