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 Poll: Voters on 2014 Midterms

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: Voters on 2014 Midterms

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: Voters on 2014 Midterms

While Republicans in Washington are still celebrating their November victories, those with 2016 in their sights-Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio-will have to exercise some degree of restraint in the Senate if they want to impress New Hampshire voters....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

A new Saint Anselm/Bloomberg Politics New Hampshire poll shows Rand Paul and Chris Christie leading the GOP field, each drawing 16% support among likely Republican primary voters when Mitt Romney is removed from the field....Read More

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Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: GOP primary poll results

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: GOP primary poll results

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: GOP primary poll results

Republican Rand Paul is showing early strength for a possible 2016 presidential bid in the first primary state, where a Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm New Hampshire Poll shows him running slightly ahead of more established names....Read More

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Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: Democratic primary poll results

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: Democratic primary poll results

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: Democratic primary poll results

Hillary Clinton holds a historic lead in the New Hampshire Democratic primary, although a shift in opinion about the party's brand could be a drag on her candidacy in the general election....Read More

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Saint Anselm Partners with Bloomberg Politics

Saint Anselm Partners with Bloomberg Politics

Saint Anselm Partners with Bloomberg Politics

Bloomberg Politics and Saint Anselm Announce Partnership on 2016 Election Coverage: Collaboration Kicks Off Next Week with New Hampshire Poll Conducted by Purple Strategies ...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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