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

Professor Paul Bracken and B-52 bomber
Professor Paul Bracken was interviewed on concerning the Russian nuclear threat and NATO’s possible responses to it.  The article, entitled “Bomber Task...
Ian Shapiro
While diplomats are the ones who sign peace deals, Yale’s Ian Shapiro sees businesses as critical to creating the pre-conditions for progress in difficult, high-conflict...
Professor Paul Bracken is part of the new Translation Initiative at Yale University. “In the lived environment, our increasingly globalized world, translation has become...

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