The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) is an interdisciplinary pilot program, established for the purpose of developing the study of the theory and practice of representative government in the Anglo-American tradition. YCRI is generously supported by the Thomas W. Smith fund and the Jack Miller Center’s Commercial Republic Initiative, which is made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. It is hosted by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University.