Welcome to the NH Institute of Politics


The New Hampshire Primary
Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary in 2016

Learn more about how the NHIOP and its partner, AARP New Hampshire, are helping to make citizens aware of the importance of NH's first-in-the-nation position in the Presidential primaries.

Upcoming Events at the NHIOP:
Strategic Practices of High-Impact Boards August 28th 8:30am to 12:00pm

In partnership with the NH Center for Nonprofits, we are pleased to offer the Excellence in Governance Certificate Program. 

This certificate program is recommended for new and potential board members who are committed to becoming valuable leaders in their community through nonprofit board service. Join us for part two of this four-part certificate program as we explore real-life applications of ethics and best practices in the nonprofit boardroom.

The first 60 people that register for any session in this series will receive a free subscription to Nonprofit Quarterly! Register today! The cost for each session is $20. Continental breakfast and boxed lunches are provided. For more information and to register, please visit: http://nhnonprofits.org/panel/events/333.

NHIOP's Multimedia

Take a look at NHIOP's Multimedia

The NHIOP YouTube Series

The NHIOP hosts many politicians, pundits, journalists, and scholars throughout the academic year.  Many of these lectures and presentations are uploaded to YouTube for the public to view.  View NHIOP YouTube site.  Some of the featured videos are of the 2012 Presidential Primary.  Here is a recent video from the NHIOP, "Climate and the Economy."

Saint Anselm College's Photostream

The NHIOP hosts a large gallery of political photos on the NHIOP Flicker site. 

Audio Podcasts

Listen to various podcasts from past NHIOP events.Podcasts can be played on your computer, iPod, or other mp3 device. View a listing of the various Podcasts available.
Events at NHIOP
Learn all NHIOP has to Offer

Learn all about NHIOP and the role St. Anselms plays in the election process.

NHIOP Social Media
NHIOP's Political Library

The NHIOP's Political Library is nonpartisan and works to increase civic engagement in the democratic process by promoting and preserving New Hampshire's unique political traditions and ensuring these traditions are passed on to future generations.

New Hampshire Primary at NHIOP
Kennedy at St. Anselm

January 16, 1960

The New Hampshire Presidential
Primary and Saint Anselm College

Every four years, New Hampshire serves as a magnet to politicians and the media as the nation’s first presidential primary unfolds. The New Hampshire Institute of Politics and the college are center stage, hosting presidential hopefuls and providing a backdrop for American democracy in action.  Hundreds of Oval Office aspirants have delivered speeches, met with students, and participated in debates on campus. Learn more about the history of the New Hampshire Primary at the NHIOP.