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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Sheehan Encourages Graduates to Show Anselmian Compassion

Sheehan Encourages Graduates to Show Anselmian Compassion

Sheehan Encourages Graduates to Show Anselmian Compassion

During Saint Anselm College's 123rd commencement exercises on Saturday, May 21, commencement speaker and alumnus Michael Sheehan addressed 433 members of the class of 2016, asking them to bring the Anselmian traditions of compassion and kindness into the world....Read More

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Debate Team and Rebecca Pelletier '17 Complete Successful Year

Debate Team and Rebecca Pelletier '17 Complete Successful Year

Debate Team and Rebecca Pelletier '17 Complete Successful Year

The debate team ends a successful year following first-place finishes in regional competition and junior Rebecca Pelletier's ranking of ninth in the nation at a national tournament....Read More

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From Argentina to Germany, Students Study Abroad

From Argentina to Germany, Students Study Abroad

From Argentina to Germany, Students Study Abroad

Forty-four Saint Anselm College students are spending their 2016 spring semesters learning, discovering, and embracing the wide range of opportunities that come with studying abroad....Read More

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International Relations Club Tours UN Headquarters

International Relations Club Tours UN Headquarters

International Relations Club Tours UN Headquarters

Saint Anselm College's international relations club toured the UN headquarters in NYC....Read More

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Students and Alumnae Recognized for Service and Leadership

Students and Alumnae Recognized for Service and Leadership

Students and Alumnae Recognized for Service and Leadership

Saint Anselm College recognized two alumnae and 20 students for their unwavering dedication to volunteer efforts at the college’s 23rd annual Paul S. Coleman Volunteer Service and Leadership Awards....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?

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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