Dmitri Teperik joined the ICDS on 1 August 2015 as a research fellow on strategic communication. Starting from 11 January 2016, he was appointed by the Supervisory Board as Chief Executive of the International Centre for Defence and Security.
From 2007-2015, Dmitri worked at the Estonian Ministry of Defence, where he was in charge of the field of defence-related research, industry 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 (EDA).
Dmitri led the launch of a security-related development programme aimed at young ethnic Russians in Estonia, called Sinu Riigi Kaitse (Defence of Your Country), the main purpose being to strengthen social cohesiveness by promoting the development of Estonian national identity among young Russian-speakers. Later, he took charge of establishing and conducting research activities, studies and projects at the National Centre for Defence & Security Awareness.
Dmitri holds a MS degree from the University of Tartu, has completed various internships abroad, including Vilnius University and NATO HQ, and has taken part in various professional training courses on security in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, the US and Canada as well as NATO and EU.
Currently, Dmitri is leading international research projects and outreach activities on informational and psychological resilience as well as investigates population’s receptiveness towards hostile ideologies, harmful influence and toxic propaganda from the standpoint of comprehensive national defence. Among the key topics, he studies contributing factors to national resilience, situational awareness in informational environment and role of social media as well as interdependencies between communication and behaviour. His main focus areas include the Baltic states, Ukraine and some Eastern European countries.
25 January 2018
Presentation of Research Results on Russian Influence in Riga
On 25 January 2018, NATO StratCom Center of Excellence in Riga presented two new studies on Russian information influence. Among the presenters were...
23 January 2018
Public seminar “De-occupation of Crimea: When and How?”
ICDS hosted a public seminar the main aims of which were to stress the importance of maintaining the Crimean occupation issue high on the...
7 December 2017
Disinformation Resilience Index: The Baltic States
On 7 December, International Centre for Defence, EAST Research Center and Security Centre for East European Policy Studies presented the study on the...
21 November 2017
Dmitri Teperik Briefed CIMIC Officers on Russia's Hostile Activities against Estonia
ICDS Chief Executive Dmitri Teperik participated in the Civil-Military Interaction Seminar hosted by the Multinational Corps Northeast in Szczecin,...
8 November 2017
ICDS participated at the Warsaw Security Forum
On 8-9 November ICDS Chief Executive Dmitri Teperik, and Research Fellows Kalev Stoicescu and Piret Pernik, as well as non-resident Research Fellow...
1 November 2017
Dmitri Teperik on Countering Hybrid Threats for Public Security
ICDS Chief Executive gave a speech at the international round table entitled "Ukraine and the EaP Countries in Countering Hybrid Threats for Public...
30 October 2017
Dmitri Teperik on Security Dimension of the Trimarium Initiative
Invited by the Polish Institute for Eastern Studies, ICDS Chief Executive Dmitri Teperik gave a speech on security dimension of the Trimarium...
27 October 2017
How Big Is Russia's Influence in Estonia?
Euromaidan Press talked to ICDS Chief Executive Dmitri Teperik to find how deep Estonia’s dependence on Russia is and what Ukraine could learn from...