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 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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“The Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict resolution has welcomed a new director, Dr. Suparna Chaudhry. Named in honor of Dr. Theodore R. Reiff, a retired physician,...
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The research into the efficacy of get-out-the-vote interventions by Professor Alan Gerber and former Yale professor Donald Green is discussed on The Book, Etal. section of...

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