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

Montana Love
Montana Love is one of two winners from Yale College of the 2022 to be awarded the John Addison Porter Prize for her senior essay “Agreeing to Disagree: Examining the Role of...
Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, has an opinion piece on Politico website entitled “How to Reinvigorate NATO and Deter...
Joshua Kalla
Assistant Professor Joshua Kalla has an article in the Quarterly Journal of Political Science entitled “Can the Political Ambition of Young Women Be Increased? Evidence from...
Kenneth Scheve
Kenneth Scheve, Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs, has been selected to serve as FAS Dean of Social Science effective July 2, 2022. Professor...
Daniel Mattingly
Assistant Professor Daniel Mattingly has a new article in the Journal of Politics entitled “The Missionary Roots of Nationalism: Evidence from China.” Abstract: What explains...
David Jiang
Graduating senior David Jiang is among 70 students from around the world who have been named Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University. David Jiang, who majored in...