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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American Election Symposium Explores Voter and Candidate Behavior

American Election Symposium Explores Voter and Candidate Behavior

American Election Symposium Explores Voter and Candidate Behavior

The social and psychological dynamics of the 2016 United States Presidential election were dissected by professors of politics, psychology and sociology in a recent conference at Saint Anselm College....Read More

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Orvieto Semester Engages 22 Saint Anselm Students in Italy

Orvieto Semester Engages 22 Saint Anselm Students in Italy

Orvieto Semester Engages 22 Saint Anselm Students in Italy

This semester, 22 students are participating in Saint Anselm College's study abroad program, a Semester in Orvieto, Italy, where they are immersed in Italian culture and history....Read More

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College Celebrates Benedictine Heritage Week

College Celebrates Benedictine Heritage Week

College Celebrates Benedictine Heritage Week

During the week of March 20-24, the Council on Being Catholic and Benedictine will honor Saint Anselm College’s Benedictine heritage with a series of events....Read More

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Ninety-five Students Volunteer During Spring Break

Ninety-five Students Volunteer During Spring Break

Ninety-five Students Volunteer During Spring Break

During spring break, 95 Saint Anselm College students will travel to seven sites throughout the United States to serve others in solidarity as part of the 27th year of Spring Break Alternative (SBA) trips....Read More

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Students Represent Slovenia at National Model UN in Boston

Students Represent Slovenia at National Model UN in Boston

Students Represent Slovenia at National Model UN in Boston

Eight students from Saint Anselm’s International Relations Club represented Slovenia at the Harvard National Model United Nations on February 16-19 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Mass....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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