Floors 3-6, including the book stacks, are CLOSED to patrons while we make building improvements. Study space and reservable study rooms are available on the 1st and 2nd (entrance) floors. Books are available via Retrieval and Pick Up. Books located in areas of active work may take an additional 1-2 days to retrieve. 

National Churchill Leadership Center

Long view of the National Churchill Leadership Center

The National Churchill Leadership Center (NCLC) opened its doors on the first floor of GW's Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library in 2016. This partnership with the International Churchill Society is dedicated to the study of global leadership, using Winston Churchill's legacy as a lens.

The NCLC is a forum for the GW community to engage with the local, national, and international community to debate and discuss issues relating to global leadership. Through reflection on Churchill’s legacy, it engages current and future leaders in politics, business, industry, and academia to facilitate a greater understanding of leadership in action.

The NCLC is open to GW students, faculty, and staff whenever Gelman Library is open. The NCLC is not available to schedule for outside events at this time.  

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NCLC Staff

Program Director, National Churchill Leadership Center

Contact the NCLC

To learn more about NCLC programs or support this program, please contact

Justin Reash, NCLC program director
phone: (202)-929-0309
email: jreash@gwu.edu.