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.
12 October 2017
Dmitri Teperik at an Adversarial Intent Symposium in Canada
ICDS Chief Executive Dmitri Teperik participated in the adversarial intent symposium “Putin’s Russia: The weaponization of society”, held in Kingston,...
9 October 2017
International Autumn School Resilience League 2017
Held in North-Eastern Estonia on October 1-6, 2017, international autumn school Resilience League 2017 was a traditional training event, the main...
22 September 2017
Dmitri Teperik participated in the NATO Information and Communicators’ Conference 2017
ICDS Chief Executive Dmitri Teperik took part in the NATO Information and Communicators’ Conference, held in Valencia on 18-22 September 2017.
12 September 2017
Researchers from the Baltic Sea Region Discussed Russian Disinformation
On 12. September Dmitri Teperik and Ivo Juurvee from ICDS participated at the "3rd Subject Matter Expert Workshop" on Russia's (dis-) information...
12 September 2017
ICDS in media
Fear and Confidence in the Face of Russian War Games
“The flag tells Russia that if you have a problem with Poland or Lithuania, you have to take it up with Washington,” he said. “The campaign rhetoric...
9 September 2017
A Turning Point for Ukraine's National Resilience
In a few months, Ukraine will commemorate the fourth anniversary of its rebirth as a nation in a military conflict with Russia that has initiated many...
7 September 2017
Information, Cyber and Hybrid Means as a New Warfare Methods
On 7 September Dmitri Teperik, Chief Executive, ICDS, spoke at a discussion panel in a seminar entitled “Information, Cyber and Hybrid means as a new...
31 August 2017
ICDS Chief Executive Participated in the Alpbach Political Symposium 2017
Upon invitation by the National Endowment for Democracy, ICDS Chief Executive participated in the Alpbach Polical Symposium “Conflict and...