Tom Ellison

Deputy Director, The Center for Climate and Security

Tom Ellison is Deputy Director of the Center for Climate and Security (CCS). Prior to joining CCS, he spent a decade in the US intelligence community, where he helped expand analysis of the security and foreign policy implications of climate change for senior policymakers across the US government. Previously, he received commendations for intelligence analysis of terrorist threats, insurgencies, and political turmoil during the Arab Spring. He has travelled extensively in Europe and the Middle East, including war zones.

Mr. Ellison is an Arabic speaker and holds an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University. He volunteers on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers and writes satire.

Email: tellison (at)