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 Jason Lyall has an editorial in The Washington Post Monkey Cage.  “5 key lessons from the Taliban’s deadly resurgence in Afghanistan” discusses the recent Taliban...
Image credit: 2018 Yale McDougal Graduate Student Life Grad Art Party, Yale Center for British Art, photograph by Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye
All New Haven-area graduate students and faculty are invited to a reception to celebrate the start of the fall semester. Explore the Center’s galleries, take part in...
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Professor Frances Rosenbluth discusses the need for the Japanese government to do more about Karoshi, or working yourself to death, in EuropeanCEO magazine online. “Working...

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