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.

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Citizenship Week Celebrations

Citizenship Week Celebrations

Citizenship Week Celebrations

The New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library and the Kevin Harrington Student Ambassador's Civic Engagement Committee will host Citizenship Week from September 15-19, 2014....Read More

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Students Benefit from Summer Opportunities

Students Benefit from Summer Opportunities

Students Benefit from Summer Opportunities

From researching hummingbirds to interning at the National Air and Space Museum, Saint Anselm students are staying busy this summer conducting research and working at internships and jobs...Read More

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Student Interns at UN with Iroquois Confederacy

Student Interns at UN with Iroquois Confederacy

Student Interns at UN with Iroquois Confederacy

Saint Anselm senior Matthew Gonnella has spent his summer interning at the United Nations through the Iroquois Confederacy in New York....Read More

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Kevin J. Gould and Daniel Flatley Fund Summer Internships

Kevin J. Gould and Daniel Flatley Fund Summer Internships

Kevin J. Gould and Daniel Flatley Fund Summer Internships

More than 30 Saint Anselm students, with the support of generous alumni and friends of the college, are spending the summer getting on-the-job experience that potential employers will take notice of....Read More

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Spring 2014 Dean's List

Spring 2014 Dean's List

Spring 2014 Dean's List

Saint Anselm is pleased to announce that 735 students were named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. ...Read More

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Contact Information

Barbara Baudot, Ph.D., Chair
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive #1689
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 222-4106
Fax: (603) 222-4112
bbaudot@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 »

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