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 and Events

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What do we know about perpetrators and targets? Why do some armed groups practive rape in wartime and others prohibit rape?  What does this knowledge mean for preventing and...
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Assistant Professor of Political Science Alexander Coppock is interviewed by Matthew Laplante on Utah Public Radio Undisciplined about the ability of Op-Ed’s to change...
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NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Akhil Reed Amar, a professor of law at Yale University, about his endorsement of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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