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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Saint Anselm-Bloomberg NH Poll: 2016 Republican Field Wide-Open

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg NH Poll: 2016 Republican Field Wide-Open

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg NH Poll: 2016 Republican Field Wide-Open

May 12 - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush may have money and name recognition, but voter enthusiasm for Senators Rand Paul and Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is fueling a wide-open contest in New Hampshire....Read More

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Saint Anselm-Bloomberg NH Poll: Clinton Favorability Unchanged

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg NH Poll: Clinton Favorability Unchanged

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg NH Poll: Clinton Favorability Unchanged

May 11 - Despite a storm of recent controversies, Hillary Clinton's popularity is proving durable among likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire, home of the nation's first presidential primary election in early 2016....Read More

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Kristine Adams '16 Receives Bernard Holmes Scholarship

Kristine Adams '16 Receives Bernard Holmes Scholarship

Kristine Adams '16 Receives Bernard Holmes Scholarship

Kristine Adams, an international relations and Spanishdouble major, politics minor from Alton, N.H., has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015-2016 Fr. Bernard Holmes, O.S.B., Scholarship....Read More

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Saint Anselm/Bloomberg Politics Release NH Poll

Saint Anselm/Bloomberg Politics Release NH Poll

Saint Anselm/Bloomberg Politics Release NH Poll

May 10 - A new Saint Anselm/Bloomberg Politics New Hampshire poll shows a tightly-packed GOP 2016 field, with Sen. Marco Rubio's support among likely GOP primary voters rising while Gov. Jeb Bush's has fallen off....Read More

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Saint Anselm-Bloomberg NH Poll: Republican Field Tightens

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg NH Poll: Republican Field Tightens

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg NH Poll: Republican Field Tightens

There's no clear Republican front-runner in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, while Hillary Clinton retains an overwhelming advantage among Democrats in the Granite State's first-in-the-nation primary....Read More

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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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