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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Woo Encourages Graduates to Believe in Strength, Trust in God

Woo Encourages Graduates to Believe in Strength, Trust in God

Woo Encourages Graduates to Believe in Strength, Trust in God

On Saturday, May 20 at Saint Anselm College's 124th commencement exercises, speaker and honorary degree recipient Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo addressed 442 members of the class of 2017, offering them advice on the next phase of their lives....Read More

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Student Donations Provide Food, Clothing, Furniture to Local Families

Student Donations Provide Food, Clothing, Furniture to Local Families

Student Donations Provide Food, Clothing, Furniture to Local Families

More than 80 local families, and several charitable organizations benefitted from the generosity of Anselmians who donated to this year's Food Clothing and Furniture Drive....Read More

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99% of the Class of 2016 Employed, in School, Volunteering

99% of the Class of 2016 Employed, in School, Volunteering

99% of the Class of 2016 Employed, in School, Volunteering

Within six months of graduating, 99% of the class of 2016 were continuing their education, working full-time, and volunteering around the globe....Read More

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Forty-one Students Inducted into National Scholastic Honor Society

Forty-one Students Inducted into National Scholastic Honor Society

Forty-one Students Inducted into National Scholastic Honor Society

Saint Anselm College has announced the acceptance of 41 students into the Delta Epsilon Sigma national scholastic honor society....Read More

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Social Work Major Engages Students with Local Community

Social Work Major Engages Students with Local Community

Social Work Major Engages Students with Local Community

Since Saint Anselm College established the social work major in 2015, the opportunities for community engagement have only continued to grow, with students gaining knowledge in the classroom and developing practical skills in the field....Read More

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Saint Anselm College
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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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