• Saint Anselm College is Center Stage at the Centennial N.H. Primary

    This election year represents a milestone in American political history, as the N.H. Presidential Primary turns 100. All the candidates and many members of the global media were here for the first-in-the-nation event, and Saint Anselm had a front row seat.

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  • Live From the Carr Center: College Hosts Republican Debate

    Saint Anselm College lived up to its reputation as "New Hampshire's Home for Politics," when last month it hosted the final Democratic Primary Debate of 2015 in partnership with ABC News and the New Hampshire Union Leader. The college hosted the only N.H. Republican Primary Debate on February 6.

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  • Students Assist with Live Broadcast of MSNBC's "Morning Joe"

    The phrase "live from Saint Anselm College" took on a whole new meaning to nearly 200 Saint Anselm College students, faculty, and staff who watched MSNBC's "Morning Joe" broadcast live from the college coffee shop on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 6 - 9 a.m.

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  • Saint Anselm College Hosts Voters First Forum

    On August 3, 14 Republican presidential candidates participated in the Voters First Forum, held in the Dana Center at Saint Anselm College. The Forum, sponsored by the New Hampshire Union Leader, the Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.), The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA), iHeart Radio, KCRG-TV (Cedar Rapids, IA) and WLTX-TV (Columbia, S.C.), brought numerous candidates to the stage to speak to a packed theater of interested voters.

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  • Become a Student Ambassador

    You don't have to be a politics major to take advantage of the many events and programs held at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library. The Institute offers opportunities for students that are unavailable at any other college. No matter how prominent the speaker, it is always a student who steps up to the microphone to make the introduction.

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Latest News

Feb 10

Saint Anselm College is Center Stage at the Centennial N.H. Primary

This election year represents a milestone in American political history, as the N.H. Presidential Primary turns 100. All the candidates and many members of the global media were here for the first-in-the-nation event, and Saint Anselm had a front row seat. Read More

Feb 8

Republican Presidential Candidates Debate at Saint Anselm

Saint Anselm College was in the national spotlight again on Saturday night as seven Republican presidential candidates took the stage in the Carr Center for the highest rated debate so far in 2016. Read More

Feb 4

Behind-the-Scenes Work Gives Students Unparalleled Experience

Just as with past N.H. primary seasons, Saint Anselm College students get behind-the-scenes experience, meet important political figures, and have unparalleled access to first-in-the-nation politics. Read More

Upcoming Events

The 2016 Election and Foreign Policy (2/17/2016)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Brian Hook is a co-founder of the John Hay Initiative, which published Choosing to Lead in 2015. He is also the founder of Latitude, LLC, an international strategic consulting firm based in Washington, DC. He will discuss foreign policy and the 2016 presidential election as well as the foreign polic...

Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2/24/2016)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Fiona Hill, director of the Center on the United States and Europe and a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, will join the Institute to present a talk on her book Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin as part of the Brookings 2016 Election Series. From 2006 to 200...

Why the Conventional Wisdom on Terrorism is Wrong (2/25/2016)

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Dr. Max Abrahms, professor of political science at Northeastern University, is a member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a senior fellow at George Washington Universitys Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, and a board member at the Human Security Centre in London, the Center for the Study of...

Featured Blog Posts

Sen. Marco Rubio Holds Town Hall Two Days Before the N.H. Republican Debate

Sen. Marco Rubio Holds Town Hall Two Days Before the N.H. Republican Debate

Thursday, February 04, 2016

As a Saint Anselm College student and an intern for the college's Communications & Marketing department, I was given the opportunity to sit in on Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio's Town Hall Meeting at NHIOP on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

"Life of the Party" with Carly Fiorina

"Life of the Party" with Carly Fiorina

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Mrs. Fiorina made an appearance at the Institute for an event hosted by Stay Work Play, a company whose mission is to get presidential candidates engaged in conversation with young professionals and college students.

Local Middle School Students Prepare to Cast Their Vote in Classroom Primary

Local Middle School Students Prepare to Cast Their Vote in Classroom Primary

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

On Wednesday, February 3rd, a group of students got a first hand look at the New Hampshire Primary during their visit to the NHIOP at Saint Anselm College.