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

Nicholas Lotito
Nicholas Lotito, Lecturer in Political Science, has published an analysis with the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, on the situation in Tunisia entitled “Tunisia’s...
Professor Joseph LaPalombara
Professor Joseph LaPalombara has been awarded one of this year’s William C. Clyde DeVane Medals, presented by Yale University’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The...
Professor Kenneth Scheve
Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs Kenneth Scheve has a new article with former graduate student and current Associate Professor of Political...
Professor Kenneth Scheve
Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs Kenneth Scheve has an article in the Political Science Research and Methods journal entitled “City Limits to...
Professor Kenneth Scheve
Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs Kenneth Scheve has an article in International Studies Quarterly entitled “Economic Decline, Social Identity,...
Professor Isabela Mares
Isabela Mares has been awarded the best book award of the European Politics section of the American Political Science Association for Conditionality and Coercion (co-authored...