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.
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...
9 February 2017
Seminar “Fake or news?"
On February 9th, the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ICDS held a seminar on disinformation titled „Fake or News? “. The seminar was...
3 February 2017
Assessing Social Consequences of the War in Eastern Ukraine
Every armed conflict, not just full-fledged war, has a multidimensional impact that echoes throughout society in many ways, some of which can be...
28 January 2017
Dmitri Teperik on Social Consequences of the War in Eastern Ukraine
ICDS Chief Executive Dmitri Teperik participated in the panel discussion “Social consequences of the war in Eastern Ukraine”, held in the framework of...
12 December 2016
Public Discussion on National Resilience of Ukraine at Tallinn Technical University
On December 12, 2016 experts of the International Centre for Defence and Security held a public discussion on the topic of national resilience in...
7 December 2016
"What role civil society can play in the field of security?" panel discussion, Kharkiv, Ukraine
On December 7, 2016 International Centre for Defence and Security organized a panel discussion with on the occasion of the launch of the development...
6 December 2016
ICDS Organises Panel Discussion "Comprehensive Approach to National Security", Kyiv, Ukraine
On December 6, 2016 ICDS organized a panel discussion with the distinguished speakers from Estonia and Ukraine at the Embassy of Estonia in Kyiv on...
30 November 2016
ICDS Chief Executive Speaks on the Divided Eastern Ukraine
Chief Executive of the International Centre for Defence and Security, Mr. Dmitri Teperik participated in the annual conference "Common Sense vs...