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.

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The 2016 Election and Foreign Policy
February 17th 6:00pm

Hook HeadshotBrian Hook is a co-founder of the John Hay Initiative, which published Choosing to Lead in 2015. He is also the founder of Latitude, LLC, an international strategic consulting firm based in Washington, DC. He will discuss foreign policy and the 2016 presidential election as well as the foreign policy challenges awaiting the next president.

Mr. Hook served on the Romney campaign staff as Senior Advisor on Foreign Policy. He also chaired the foreign policy and national security task forces of the Romney Readiness Project. From 2010-2011, he was the foreign policy director of Governor Tim Pawlenty’s presidential campaign.

Mr. Hook held a number of senior positions in the Bush Administration, including Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations; Senior Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Special Assistant to the President for Policy in the White House Chief of Staff’s office; and Counsel, Office of Legal Policy, at the Justice Department.

He practiced corporate law at Hogan & Hartson in Washington from 1999-2003. Before practicing law, he served as a policy advisor to Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and to U.S. Congressman Jim Leach. Mr. Hook has made frequent appearances on Fox News and Fox Business and has been published in the Wall Street Journal.

The event is free and open to the public.  Click here to learn more.

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