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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Anselmians Gather For Intercultural Holiday Dinner

Anselmians Gather For Intercultural Holiday Dinner

Anselmians Gather For Intercultural Holiday Dinner

More than 100 students, along with more than a dozen faculty and staff members, gathered for a meal and exchange of cultural and religious traditions....Read More

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College Offers Winter Break Online Courses

College Offers Winter Break Online Courses

College Offers Winter Break Online Courses

Saint Anselm College students interested in earning additional credits are offered three online courses during Winter Break. The courses run from December 19, 2016 to January 16, 2017....Read More

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Study Abroad Takes Students Around the World

Study Abroad Takes Students Around the World

Study Abroad Takes Students Around the World

Saint Anselm students this fall are taking their studies abroad, from England and Scotland, to Spain, New Zealand, and more....Read More

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One Wheeling the Camino de Santiago

One Wheeling the Camino de Santiago

One Wheeling the Camino de Santiago

Politics senior Ellis Boettger unicycled the 500-mile Christian pilgrimage route through northwestern Spain....Read More

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College Participates in Enough is Enough Campaign

College Participates in Enough is Enough Campaign

College Participates in Enough is Enough Campaign

Saint Anselm College will join the discussion about respect on college campuses by participating in "Enough is Enough" week, a national campaign promoting safe environments on college campuses....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?

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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