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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Politics & Eggs Brings Presidential Candidates to the NHIOP

Politics & Eggs Brings Presidential Candidates to the NHIOP

Politics & Eggs Brings Presidential Candidates to the NHIOP

As the 2016 New Hampshire primary approaches, the Politics & Eggs series is in full swing. Numerous potential presidential candidates have visited the Institute over the recent months....Read More

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Governor Chris Christie Policy Speech

Governor Chris Christie Policy Speech

Governor Chris Christie Policy Speech

On Tuesday, April 14, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie presented a policy speech at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library. During his speech, he laid out plans for entitlement reform, speaking on issues such as Social Security and Medicare....Read More

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97% of the Class of 2014 Employed, in School, Volunteering

97% of the Class of 2014 Employed, in School, Volunteering

97% of the Class of 2014 Employed, in School, Volunteering

Within six months of graduating, 97% of the class of 2014 had a job, were continuing their education, or were volunteering full-time....Read More

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S.O.A.R. Program Showcases Student Work

S.O.A.R. Program Showcases Student Work

S.O.A.R. Program Showcases Student Work

Throughout the month of April, students are presenting their papers, speeches, artwork, research, and interactive projects through the college's program series Showcasing Our Art and Research (S.O.A.R.). ...Read More

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Academic Internships Bridge Classroom, Career

Academic Internships Bridge Classroom, Career

Academic Internships Bridge Classroom, Career

It's easy to see where David McKillop's passions lie when he says the most important aspect of his college experience at Saint Anselm is the school's "undying movement for bettering the community."...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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