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United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

This guide contains information and access to resources that might be of interest to USIP Visiting Scholars.

General Overview

In nearly all circumstances, administrative procedures will be handled by Julie Ramirez (USIP Liaison to GW) and Monecia Samuel (GW Liaison to USIP).  The purpose of this page is to outline the administrative procedures in order to clarify the process.

The GWID, NetID and GWorld Card

Please contact the Human Resources department at USIP to begin the process of acquiring a GWID. Once you receive a GWID, you must claim your NetID.  Your Net ID allows you to:

  • Log into the GW article databases and the Gelman Library computers
  • Borrow books through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
  • Acquire a GW email address

.You may claim your Net ID by filling out the form available here:  Additionally, your username will also be the first part of your email address.

GWorld card, unlike a GWID and a NETID, is a photo identification card that allows you to use the Gelman Library physically. USIP Employees must first pass a separate background clearance (by USIP) to apply for the card.  

GWorld cards are not needed for off-site access to GW's electronic databases.

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