Chief Executive / Acting Director
Starting from 11 January 2016, Dmitri Teperik was appointed by the Supervisory Board as Chief Executive of the International Centre for Defence and Security.
He joined the ICDS on 1 August 2015. As his main area of research, Dmitri investigates receptiveness to hostile propaganda from the standpoint of comprehensive national defence.
From 2007-2015 Dmitri worked at the Estonian Ministry of Defence, where he was in charge of the field of defence-related research and development, serving as Estonian national coordinator at the NATO Science and Technology Organization and promoting Estonia’s role in security-related cooperation projects at the European Commission and the European Defence Agency.
Dmitri led the launch of a security-related development programme aimed at young ethnic Russians in Estonia, called Sinu Riigi Kaitse (Defending Your Country), the main purpose being to strengthen social cohesiveness by promoting the development of Estonian national identity among young Russian-speakers.
Dmitri holds a MS degree from the University of Tartu and has taken part in various professional training courses in Estonia, Lithuania, Belgium (including at NATO headquarters), France, the Netherlands, the US and Canada.
6 June 2017
ICDS Chief Executive Joined International Team of Experts on Informational Resilience
ICDS Chief Executive Dmitri Teperik joined an international team of experts, who will run a project on assessing vulnerability and resilience to...
25 May 2017
Discussion on the Role of Media and Journalists in Strengthening National Resilience
On 25 May, International Centre for Defence and Security and NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence organised jointly an international...
19 May 2017
ICDS Chief Executive Participates in the International StratCom Summit 2017
ICDS Chief Executive Dmitri Teperik participated in the international StratCom Summit 2017, which was organised by the European Values Think-Tank in...
26 April 2017
A Visit by Australia's Foreign Minister, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP
The ICDS was honoured to host a visit by Australia’s Foreign Minister, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, on 26 April.
12 April 2017
ICDS Conducted a Two-Day Conference in Eastern Ukraine
International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS), in cooperation with Anti-Crisis Media Centre (Ukraine), has successfully conducted a two-day...
29 March 2017
ICDS Hosted International Spring School Resilience League 2017
The main topic of the event, held in Tallinn on 27-29 March 2017, was situational awareness in cyber space and informational environment.
22 March 2017
Visit of delegation from the College of Europe, Natolin Campus
As a part of their study trip “The Baltic and European (In-) Security Dilemmas”, 30 students from the College of Europe, Natolin Campus visited ICDS...
17 February 2017
Dmitri Teperik at the BALTDEFCOL Annual Conference on Russia 2017
ICDS Chief Executive Dmitri Teperik participated in the Annual Conference on Russia, which was organised by the Baltic Defence College in Tartu on...