Welcome to the NH Institute of Politics

Upcoming Events:

Granite State Debates

October 27-30th at 7:00pm

Saint Anselm College and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library in partnership with WMUR-TV and the New Hampshire Union Leader will host general election debates for Congress, Senate, and governor Oct. 27 - 30.

The Granite State Debates include debates for both the primary as well as the general election. The debates will be 7 - 8 p.m. and broadcast on WMUR-TV

Schedule of primary debates:
Sept. 2: 1st Congressional District -- Frank Guinta, Dan Innis
Sept. 3: 2nd Congressional District -- Gary Lambert, Marilinda Garcia
Sept. 4: U.S. Senate -- Karen Testerman, Jim Rubens, Bob Smith, Scott Brown
Sept. 5: Governor -- Andrew Hemmingway, Walt Havenstein

Schedule of general election debates:
Oct. 27: 1st Congressional District
Oct. 28: 2nd Congressional District
Oct. 29: Governor
Oct. 30: U.S. Senate

Additional information about the debates will be forthcoming.

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.