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.

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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.

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College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Various campus offices will host events through October to celebrate and recognize Hispanic and Latin American cultural contributions....Read More

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Saint Anselm College Welcomes New Full-time Faculty, Fall 2016

Saint Anselm College Welcomes New Full-time Faculty, Fall 2016

Saint Anselm College Welcomes New Full-time Faculty, Fall 2016

Saint Anselm College welcomes new full-time faculty members for the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year....Read More

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Second Cole Fellow Recipient Interns at MIT Museum

Second Cole Fellow Recipient Interns at MIT Museum

Second Cole Fellow Recipient Interns at MIT Museum

Amanda Field ’17 interned at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum this summer with the help of the Cole Fellowship; created last year by Saint Anselm College Alumni, Marie (Horton) '78 and Ron Cole '78....Read More

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Global Seminars Offer International Scope

Global Seminars Offer International Scope

Global Seminars Offer International Scope

For students interested in taking their Anselmian experiences beyond the classroom this year, 2017 Global Seminars may be the perfect option....Read More

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Summer Internships and Experiences for Saint Anselm Students

Summer Internships and Experiences for Saint Anselm Students

Summer Internships and Experiences for Saint Anselm Students

This summer, Saint Anselm College students are taking their experiences local, national and global....Read More

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

Why Study Politics Here?

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 »

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