• American Elections Academic Symposium

    Saint Anselm College professors in the Department of Politics at the NHIOP, along with faculty from the college's psychology and sociology departments were joined by 60 academic professionals from 26 colleges and universities including those from Texas, Utah, Florida, Minnesota and many states closer to New Hampshire for the March 18 conference, entitled, "Broken: Barriers, Parties, and Conventional Wisdom in 2016."

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  • Sarah King '18 Represents College Nationally as Delegate and Advocate

    Saint Anselm College sophomore Sarah King was selected to serve as a student delegate as part of College Debate 2016 (a national, non-partisan program that focuses on empowering young voters). She will also serve as an advocacy ambassador for Save the Children (an international organization that promotes children's health and wellbeing).

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  • NHIOP Hosts Event on Upcoming National Conventions

    On Tuesday, June 21, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library (NHIOP) held a panel discussion about the upcoming Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Each panelist shared stories about previous conventions and weighed in on what may happen this summer.

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  • Saint Anselm College is Center Stage at the Centennial N.H. Primary

    This election year represents a milestone in American political history, as the N.H. Presidential Primary turns 100. All the candidates and many members of the global media were here for the first-in-the-nation event, and Saint Anselm had a front row seat.

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  • Live From the Carr Center: College Hosts Republican Debate

    Saint Anselm College lived up to its reputation as "New Hampshire's Home for Politics," when last month it hosted the final Democratic Primary Debate of 2015 in partnership with ABC News and the New Hampshire Union Leader. The college hosted the only N.H. Republican Primary Debate on February 6.

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  • Students Assist with Live Broadcast of MSNBC's "Morning Joe"

    The phrase "live from Saint Anselm College" took on a whole new meaning to nearly 200 Saint Anselm College students, faculty, and staff who watched MSNBC's "Morning Joe" broadcast live from the college coffee shop on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 6 - 9 a.m.

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  • Become a Student Ambassador

    You don't have to be a politics major to take advantage of the many events and programs held at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library. The Institute offers opportunities for students that are unavailable at any other college. No matter how prominent the speaker, it is always a student who steps up to the microphone to make the introduction.

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Latest News

Feb 16

Saint Anselm College TV Studio Provides Unique Opportunities for Students

The ReadyCam studio, housed in the NHIOP, gives students first-hand experience working with journalists, activists, politicians, and subject matter experts who appear on major television networks. Read More

Feb 8

Student Ambassadors Attend National Campaign Conference at Harvard Institute of Politics

The New Hampshire Institute of Politics' Kevin B. Harrington Student Ambassadors Cody Aubin and Brandon Pratt attended the annual National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement Conference at the Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP), February 3-5, 2017. Read More

Jan 24

New Hampshire Institute of Politics Announces New Student Ambassadors

The New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) is pleased to announce that 41 students have been accepted into the Kevin B. Harrington Student Ambassadors Program. Read More

Upcoming Events

Play: Urban Tricksters, Rebel Clowns and the Unruly Mob (4/5/2017)

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Carmen McClish, Assistant Professor, Department of English, will give a presentation as part of the Institutes Faculty Research Colloquium series titled "Play: Urban Tricksters, Rebel Clowns, and the Unruly Mob." Dr. McClishs discussion will focus on playful antics in public spaces including clownin...

Bean Lecture: Randall Balmer (4/6/2017)

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Randall Balmer, the John Phillips Professor in Religion and Chair of the Department of Religion at Dartmouth College, will present a talk titled, "Full Circle: The Religious Right from Bob Jones to Donald Trump." A widely respected scholar of religion and politics, Dr. Balmer is the author of Redeem...

The Year That Born Again Religion Got Born Again (4/7/2017)

Friday, April 07, 2017

Kenneth Woodward will present a discussion titled, "The Year That Born Again Religion Got Born Again." Woodward served as Religion Editor of Newsweek magazine from 1964 to 2002. During his tenure at Newsweek, he contributed more than 700 articles, essays, and book reviews, including nearly 100 cover...

Featured Blog Posts

The State of the Border with Mexico

The State of the Border with Mexico

Friday, March 24, 2017

On Monday, March 20, Gil Kerlikowske, former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), joined the Institute and discussed migrations flow, border security, and trade with Mexico.

Corey Lewandowski Speaks at the NHIOP

Corey Lewandowski Speaks at the NHIOP

Friday, March 03, 2017

On February 27, 2017, Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager to President Donald Trump, joined the Institute.

Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again

Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

On February 21, Elaine C. Kamarck, author of "Why President Fail and How They Can Succeed Again," visited the New Hampshire Institute of Politics to discuss her new book.