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 Christina Kinane
A recent article entitled “How presidents sidestep the Senate’s ‘advice and consent’ on nominees” in Yale News discusses Professor Christina Kinane’s latest work,  “...
Nuno Monteiro
Nuno Monteiro, associate professor of political science, has passed away. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends at this loss.  You can read Yale Daily News...
Professor David Mayhew
Professor David Mayhew has a new article in Presidential Studies Quarterly entitled “Two Centuries of Presidential Elections.” Abstract: “The United States has held 59...
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...