ISPS events include seminar series and workshops, conferences, and special events.

Please check back with us for information on upcoming events in the Fall.

ISPS Past Conferences & Courses







ISPS Supported Seminars for 2014-2015:

Interdisciplinary seminars have been an important component of ISPS's programmatic activity throughout its history. These seminars generally involve several faculty members and a large number of graduate and professional students from a variety of disciplines, departments, and schools and the format depends upon the interests of its members. Seminars typically involve visiting speakers, discussion of published and unpublished papers, and presentation of seminar participants' own work. Attendance at some seminars requires advance notice, and some distribute papers in advance. Seminars are free and open to interested members of the Yale community.

American Politics and Public Policy Workshop

Wednesdays, 12:00-1:15 pm, 77 Prospect St., Room A002. Sponsored by the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, each seminar features a presentation of current political science research by leading scholars in the field, including distinguished faculty from other institutions, research fellows of the CSAP, and Ph.D. candidates at Yale.

Political Theory Workshop

Wednesdays, 4:15-6:00 pm, 115 Prospect St. (Rosenkranz Hall), Room 202. The Political Theory Workshop provides an informal, interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of work in progress. The workshop features papers by Yale faculty members, visiting scholars, and graduate students in the fields of political philosophy, social theory, ethics, intellectual history, and related disciplines. Papers are distributed in advance when available and participants come prepared to discuss them in detail.

MacMillan-CSAP Workshop on Quantitative Research Methods

Thursdays, 12:00-1:15 pm, 77 Prospect St., Room A002. Co-sponsored by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for the International and Area Studies at Yale and the Yale Center for the Study of American Politics at ISPS (CSAP), and focusing on quantitative research methods and cutting edge research projects in the various fields of the social sciences and biostatistics.

Public Policy Seminar

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:15, 77 Prospect St., Room A002. The Public Policy Seminar hosts preeminent scholars engaged in domestic public policy. Scholars speak to the opportunities for working on policy-related issues in academia, the challenges in communicating their research findings to public officials, and how they balance their roles as scholars and advocates for their policy positions. Monthly. Dates vary.

Bioethics Workshops

Animal Ethics

Dates vary. The Animal Ethics group at  the Yale Bioethics Center was formed in response to two phenomena: the moral imperative to reassess the human treatment of other animals, and the theoretical challenge to give nonhuman animals their due in ethics.

Technology & Ethics

Wednesdays, 4:15-6:15pm, 77 Prospect St, Room A002. The Technology and Ethics study group examines crucial societal, ethical, and public policy questions arising from the adoption of new technologies.

ISPS Experiments Workshop

Selected Fridays, 12:00-1:30 pm, 77 Prospect St., Room A001. The ISPS Experiments Lunch is an informal, collaborative, and interdisciplinary setting in which participants can present experimental results, discuss on-going projects at any stage of development, or brainstorm design strategies for a particular research question. We welcome research in lab, survey, field, and natural experiments, as well as statistical and computational methods to improve causal inference. We are open to research in a variety of disciplines, including political science, economics, sociology, psychology, law, business, public health, and statistics. All are welcome, whether you plan to present your own research or simply want to learn about and discuss experiments being conducted from a number of different departments across Yale. Please contact Baobao Zhang for more information.