Saint Anselm politics alumna Liz Fanning is now a TV producer for Fox NewsLiz Fanning '04: TV Producer. Anselmian. (Read her story in our spotlight on alumni)
Scholar and author Azar Nafisi is one of dozens of international relations speakers who have visited the NHIOP.
Students frequently have the opportunity to engage speakers one-on-one prior to lectures in the NHIOP "green room."
Foreign delegations (including this group from Pakistan) frequently visit the NHIOP.
The NHIOP hosted Gen. David Petraeus shortly before his reassignment to Afghanistan.
Ronald Reagan during 1976 primary campaignThe New Hampshire Political Library recently merged with the college, offering students another asset in their studies.

Main Content

Politics Department

Imagine yourself in a classroom delving into such fundamental questions as: What is democracy? What are its strengths and weaknesses? What do we mean by 'justice' and how does it affect our lives? Or picture yourself learning the history of the presidential primary system, listening to presentations by candidates and playing an active role in the New Hampshire Primary. Or visualize yourself standing before a panel of New Hampshire Supreme Court justices and lawyers.

The department's rich diversity of courses equip students with strong knowledge bases in political theory, the nature and operations of government institutions at home and abroad, international relations, law and justice, and political economy.

The New Hampshire Institute of Politics is the heart of experiential learning for students in the Politics Department. Throughout the academic year the Politics Department is alive with the comings and goings of candidates, political pundits, journalists, as well as political parties. Students are encouraged to get politically engaged in many different ways.

New Hampshire Primary Debates
Hear what Saint Anselm students, faculty, and staff say about presidential primary debates on campus, the practical sides of politics, and how a liberal arts education brings it all together.

News

View

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

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

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

This election year represents a milestone in American political history, as the New Hampshire Presidential Primary turns 100. All the candidates were here for the first-in-the-nation event, and Saint Anselm had a front row seat....Read More

View

Republican Presidential Candidates Debate at Saint Anselm

Republican Presidential Candidates Debate at Saint Anselm

Republican Presidential Candidates Debate at Saint Anselm

Saint Anselm College was in the national spotlight again on Saturday night as seven Republican presidential candidates took the stage in the Carr Center for the highest rated debate so far in 2016....Read More

View

Real World Experience on the Campaign Trail

Real World Experience on the Campaign Trail

Real World Experience on the Campaign Trail

Just days from the NH Primary, the 2016 election is in full swing and Saint Anselm College students have made the most of the opportunities available to them this primary season, including working and interning for presidential campaigns....Read More

View

Behind-the-Scenes Work Gives Students Unparalleled Experience

Behind-the-Scenes Work Gives Students Unparalleled Experience

Behind-the-Scenes Work Gives Students Unparalleled Experience

Just as with past N.H. primary seasons, Saint Anselm College students get behind-the-scenes experience, meet important political figures, and have unparalleled access to first-in-the-nation politics....Read More

View

College Hosts Republican Debate: Saturday, February 6

College Hosts Republican Debate: Saturday, February 6

College Hosts Republican Debate: Saturday, February 6

On Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. ET, Saint Anselm College will once again be in the national spotlight as it hosts the final Republican Presidential Primary Debate before the New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday, Feb. 9....Read More

Events

Contact Information

Peter Josephson, Chair
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive #1802
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 222-4105
pjosephs@anselm.edu

Why Study Politics Here?

Gen David Patreaus

Location (the N.H. Primary), variety of courses, outstanding faculty, and student opportunities. There is no better place to learn and experience politics first hand. More info »

Photos

View our photos on our Flickr site.

View Mobile Site