Welcome to the NH Institute of Politics

Upcoming Events:

The Primaries Project: The Future of American Politics

September 22nd at 6:00pm

Dr. Elaine Kamarck, a senior fellow in the Governance Studies program at Brookings and the Founding Director of the Center for Effective Public Management, will join the Institute to discuss the role of congressional primaries in the future of American politics as part of the Institute's Speaker Series.

Kamarck served as a senior staffer in the White House in the 1990s and created the National Performance Review. She then taught government management and American politics at Harvard University. She has written several books including How Change Happens – Or Doesn’t: The Politics of U.S. Public Policy, Primary Politics: How Presidential Candidates Have Shaped the Modern Nominating System, and The End of Government As We Know It: Making Public Policy Work.  

A book sale and signing will follow the event.  This event is free and open to the public.  Click here for more information.

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

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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.