NH Institute of Politics

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 Saint Anselm 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 all about NHIOP and the role St. Anselm plays in the election process.

Upcoming Events

Corporate Responsibility in America: Tenacity and the Institutional Insight
September 26th 5:30pm

Dr. Kenneth E. Goodpaster, the Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics - Emeritus University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, will discuss three basic convictions behind an institutional aspiration in America: to uphold relative market freedom for business enterprises in the face of frequent moral failure. These convictions - Checks and Balances, Moral Projection, and Moral Common Ground - help explain the tenacity with which Americans have held on to the idea of "corporate responsibility."

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  Click here for more information.

“Our Greatest Challenges are our Greatest Opportunities”
October 2nd 6:00pm

Former three-term Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak will join the Institute to discuss the most pressing issues affecting the vitality of our communities and our country. With his understanding of cities and people, Rybak is hoping to unlock the power we all bring to the table knowing that we, the people, are our country’s greatest asset. He will illustrate how our current environment is the ideal time for incredible progress in closing the achievement gap in education, reducing disparities across the board, and moving the country forward.

R.T. is the author of Pothole Confidential, a political memoir that tells the story of his twelve years as mayor of Minneapolis and his quest for equality, demonstrating what good governance and true leadership look like. Currently, he serves as President and CEO of one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the country, overseeing the management of nearly $700 million in assets and the average annual distribution of more than $50 million in grants.

Before leading The Minneapolis Foundation, Rybak served as executive director of Generation Next, a coalition of civic, business, and school leaders focused on closing the educational opportunity gap in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Prior to that, he served as mayor of Minneapolis from 2002 to 2013.

Copies of Pothole Confidential will be available for sale and signing by the author.

This event is free and open to the public.  Click here for more information.

“What Counts as a Good Question in 2017?”
October 4th 6:00pm

Alyssa Mastromonaco, author New York Times best-selling book, “Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House,” will sit down with the Institute’s executive director, Neil Levesque, to share her stories as the youngest woman ever to be Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations at the Obama White House, where she served as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for operations from 2011 to 2014.

She was responsible for running and managing the whole 18-acre White House compound – including the 1,700+ employees in the Executive branch - ensuring that the entire department ran smoothly, even when the rest of the government did not. Through her tenacity, ingenuity and sheer determination, Alyssa instituted an array of new strategies and processes that kept the White House up and running efficiently throughout a ceaseless series of budget cuts, international crises and even a government shutdown.

Mastromonaco currently serves as president, global communications strategy and talent at A+E Networks, encompassing A&E, Lifetime, History, MN, FYI, and Viceland. In this role, she oversees the global media company’s communications-strategy and human-resources divisions. Prior to her role at A+E Networks, Mastromonaco was chief operating officer for Vice Media.

A book sale and signing will follow the discussion.

This event is free and open to the public.  Click here for more information.

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