• 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 will host the only N.H. Republican Primary Debate on February 6 at 8 p.m. ET.

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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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  • Lesser-Known Candidates Forum: A New Hampshire Tradition Since 1972

    The New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) hosted the Lesser-Known Candidates Forum on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. About 25 Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls participated.

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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 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

Feb 2

College Hosts Republican Debate: Saturday, February 6

On Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. ET, Saint Anselm College will once again be in the national spotlight as it hosts the final Republican Presidential Primary Debate before the New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday, Feb. 9 Read More

Jan 27

New Hampshire Institute of Politics Announces New Student Ambassadors

The New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) is pleased to announce that 65 students have been accepted into the Kevin B. Harrington Student Ambassadors Program. Read More

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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.

Senator Ted Cruz Participates in "Life of the Party"

Senator Ted Cruz Participates in "Life of the Party"

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Presidential Candidate and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was the featured guest at "Life of the Party" held at the NHIOP on January 21. The event is geared towards young professionals and college students, and offers engaging conversations with presidential candidates.