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.


Professor James Scott and the New Books Network
Professor James Scott was interviewed about his book “Against the Grain:  A Deep History of the Earliest States” on the New Books Network. Professor Scott discusses the...
Gregory Collins and the cover of his new book, Edmund Burke's Political Economy
Gregory Collins’ new book on Edmund Burke’s economic thought, titled Commerce and Manners in Edmund Burke’s Political Economy, was recently released by Cambridge...
Professor Elisabeth Wood
Professor Elisabeth Wood, along with Douglas Rogers, K. Sivaramakrishnan and Rene Almeling, discuss the issues field researchers will face after the pandemic subsides in...