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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Leadership Honor Society Inducts 87 Students

Leadership Honor Society Inducts 87 Students

Leadership Honor Society Inducts 87 Students

The National Society of Leadership and Success, the nation's largest Leadership Honor Society, has inducted 87 students into the chapter of Saint Anselm College, Sigma Alpha Pi....Read More

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International Economics Honor Society Inducts Nine Students

International Economics Honor Society Inducts Nine Students

International Economics Honor Society Inducts Nine Students

Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international Economics Honor Society, has inducted nine Saint Anselm College students into its Gamma Chapter for the 2016-2017 academic year....Read More

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Social Sciences Honor Society Inducts 54 Students

Social Sciences Honor Society Inducts 54 Students

Social Sciences Honor Society Inducts 54 Students

Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor society in social sciences, has inducted 54 students from Saint Anselm College to the college's Beta chapter for the recent 2016-2017 academic year....Read More

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National French Honor Society Inducts Five Students

National French Honor Society Inducts Five Students

National French Honor Society Inducts Five Students

Pi Delta Phi, the national collegiate French honor society, inducted five students from Saint Anselm College to the college's Kappa Epsilon chapter for the recently-completed 2016-2017 academic year....Read More

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National Political Science Honor Society Inducts 16 Students

National Political Science Honor Society Inducts 16 Students

National Political Science Honor Society Inducts 16 Students

Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, inducted 16 Saint Anselm students for the 2016-2017 academic year....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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