During operating hours, building access is available to GW students, faculty, and staff who have completed all of the steps outlined on GW's Onward website. No one will be allowed to sign in without a physical GWorld card or enter the library if their GWorld card tap is denied. Library access is not available for alumni or visitors. Masks are required inside all library buildings.

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.  

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.