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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Fall 2016 Dean's List Announced

Fall 2016 Dean's List Announced

Fall 2016 Dean's List Announced

Mark W. Cronin, dean of the college, has announced that the following students have been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2016 semester....Read More

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Ten Student-led Groups to Spend Winter Break in Service at Home and Abroad

Ten Student-led Groups to Spend Winter Break in Service at Home and Abroad

Ten Student-led Groups to Spend Winter Break in Service at Home and Abroad

On January 7, 144 Saint Anselm College students will embark on Service and Solidarity Missions Trips to locations ranging from Phoenix, Ariz., to Hartford, Conn....Read More

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MLK Program Kicks off with First Diversity Speaker, Donna Brazile

MLK Program Kicks off with First Diversity Speaker, Donna Brazile

MLK Program Kicks off with First Diversity Speaker, Donna Brazile

On Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 4:30 p.m., DNC interim chair Donna Brazile will speak at Saint Anselm College’s inaugural Diversity Speaker Series and annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner, which kicks off the college’s Martin Luther King, Jr. programming....Read More

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College Launches Anselmian 360 Program for First-Year Students

College Launches Anselmian 360 Program for First-Year Students

College Launches Anselmian 360 Program for First-Year Students

Saint Anselm College recently launched the pilot of Anselmian 360, an overnight experience for first-year students designed to further orient them to the college's intellectual, social, and spiritual resources....Read More

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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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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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