GW-USIP Mentorship Program

March 1, 2018


GW Tempietto, student group, USIP building


GW’s relationships with major global institutions enhance our teaching and research in multifaceted ways.  Our relationship with our Foggy Bottom neighbor, the United States Institute of Peace, is just one example. 

USIP experts regularly visit the GW campus as adjunct faculty members and as speakers for GW events focused on conflict and security issues. 

In Fall 2017, we launched the GW-USIP Mentorship Program, a year-long professional development program that matches select GW graduate students with USIP experts. Selected participants meet one-on-one with their USIP mentor throughout the year to discuss their career goals, and they can attend USIP events and networking opportunities at the Institute. They are also eligible to participate in USIP’s Global Campus, where they can take self-paced online peacebuilding courses and earn certifications.

In recognition of the many USIP experts engaged with GW's teaching and research, as well as the strong mentorship program, USIP has funded a dedicated, part-time librarian to support the navigation and access of specialized resources on peace and conflict issues at GW.