Dr. Elsina Wainwright is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center on International Cooperation. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) at the University of Sydney, Australia. Before moving to New York, she was a Visiting Fellow at the the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) and a member of the Defence and National Security Advisory Council, which advises the Australian Defence Minister.
From 2002 to 2006, she was the Strategy and International Program Director at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in Canberra. Prior to joining ASPI, she was an associate with the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company and a consultant political analyst for the International Crisis Group in Bosnia. She studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where she completed both her Masters and Doctorate in International Relations. While at Oxford, she was a Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics at Oriel College.