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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Month-Long Series Highlights Humanities and Sciences

Month-Long Series Highlights Humanities and Sciences

Month-Long Series Highlights Humanities and Sciences

Saint Anselm students are writing, performing, studying, researching, and creating. The results of their work include thesis papers, paintings, posters, and more, all of which are on display this month as part of SOAR, a celebration of student achievement....Read More

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Bob Schieffer to Deliver Saint Anselm College Commencement Address

Bob Schieffer to Deliver Saint Anselm College Commencement Address

Bob Schieffer to Deliver Saint Anselm College Commencement Address

Bob Schieffer, anchor and moderator of CBS News' "Face the Nation" will be this year's commencement speaker at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., it was announced today by Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D., the college president....Read More

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Speaks at NHIOP

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Speaks at NHIOP

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Speaks at NHIOP

Former congressman Joe Scarborough (R-FL) and host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" spoke to a standing room only crowd about his latest book, The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics - And Can Again....Read More

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Young Alumni Named to "40 Under Forty" List

Young Alumni Named to "40 Under Forty" List

Young Alumni Named to "40 Under Forty" List

Two members of the Saint Anselm Class of 2004, John Stewart and Michael Skelton, have been named to the New Hampshire Union Leader "40 Under Forty" list. ...Read More

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NHIOP Executive Director Named a Top Influencer in N.H.

NHIOP Executive Director Named a Top Influencer in N.H.

NHIOP Executive Director Named a Top Influencer in N.H.

Neil Levesque was recently named as one of the state's top influencers in Business NH Magazine's "2014 Influencer Index" along with 53 other leaders in New Hampshire who "make it happen." ...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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