Colin McElhinny

Associate Director and Associate Fellow, Congressional and Government Affairs

Colin McElhinny is associate director and associate fellow for congressional and government affairs at CSIS, where he supports the Center’s outreach to the legislative and executive branches and conducts research on Congress and foreign policy. Previously, he was the program manager and research associate for the CSIS International Security Program, working on a broad range of issues relating to U.S. defense strategy, defense reform, Congress and national security, and public opinion on foreign policy. He holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Betta Kappa from the University of Mary Washington with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science.

Contact Information
Email: cmcelhinny [at]
Tel: (202) 775-3167