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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Political Scholars Gather at College to Analyze Midterm Elections

Political Scholars Gather at College to Analyze Midterm Elections

Political Scholars Gather at College to Analyze Midterm Elections

On March 13-14, Saint Anselm College brought together 40 prominent political scientists and sociologists to analyze the outcomes and meanings of the most recent midterm elections at the biannual American Election Conference. ...Read More

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Former Romney Advisor Peter Flaherty to Join NHIOP as Senior Fellow

Former Romney Advisor Peter Flaherty to Join NHIOP as Senior Fellow

Former Romney Advisor Peter Flaherty to Join NHIOP as Senior Fellow

The New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library at Saint Anselm College announces that Peter Flaherty, former advisor to Mitt Romney’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, will join the Institute as a Senior Fellow....Read More

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Thirty-Nine Students Inducted into Honor Society

Thirty-Nine Students Inducted into Honor Society

Thirty-Nine Students Inducted into Honor Society

Thirty-nine students were inducted into Saint Anselm College's National Honor Society for achieving academic excellence...Read More

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NHIOP Director Neil Levesque Talks NH Primary

NHIOP Director Neil Levesque Talks NH Primary

NHIOP Director Neil Levesque Talks NH Primary

The 2016 presidential election is approaching, and New Hampshire is front and center as the home of the first-in-the-nation primary....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

Feb. 8 - A new Saint Anselm/Bloomberg Politics New Hampshire poll shows Jeb Bush leading a wide-open GOP field, drawing 16% support among likely Republican primary voters....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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