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Research Center

At the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library's research center, faculty from a variety of academic disciplines work closely with students, offering special opportunities to explore political phenomena with the benefit of experienced guidance. Project topics include the global economy, interaction of art and politics, sustainable development and environmental conservation, the participation of women as leaders in politics, religion, imigration and local refugee issues.

The center also conducts surveys tracking the political behavior of New Hampshire citizens and sponsors a leadership program for woman students from different colleges. In addition, the research center sponsors a working paper series for professors, publishes online undergraduate e-journals, and hosts a political lunchbox series as well as many lectures by noted scholars and practitioners.

Research Center Coordinators

Neil Levesque

Neil A. Levesque
Executive Director
New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library
(603) 222-4102

Michael Smith

Michael Smith, Ph.D.
Research Center Director
Professor of Sociology
(603) 656-6003

Andrew Moore, Ph.D.

Jeanne D. Smith Center for the Study of American Democracy and Citizenship
Examines civic education and political life, public attitudes, political activities, and community dimensions.

Research Coordinator:
Andrew Moore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
(603) 641-7050

Jennifer Lucas, Ph.D.

Center for the Study of New Hampshire Politics and Civic Life
Examines state and local government, campaigns, elections, and the United States presidency. The center also maintains data on New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation Presidential Primary.

Research Coordinator:
Jennifer Lucas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Politics
(603) 222-4151

Bindu Malieckal, Ph.D.

Center for the Study of Religion and Public Life
Analyzes the relationships among religion, civic activity, and liberal democracy and also addresses contemporary ethical and public policy issues.

Research Coordinator:
Bindu Malieckal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English
(603) 641-7039

Barbara Baudot, Ph.D.

Thomas J. Dodd Center for International Affairs and Law
Studies the international dimensions of politics and the role of citizens in an ever-changing global community. The center emphasizes foreign policy and international relations.

Research Coordinator:
Professor of Politics, Chair
(603) 222-4106

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