Head of Studies / Research Fellow
Tomas holds a BA in political science from the University of Vilnius, an MA in war studies from King’s College London and an MBA degree from the University of Liverpool.
Prior to joining ICDS, Tomas worked at the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL), first as deputy director of the College’s Institute of Defence Studies in 2001-2004, and later as dean of the college in 2005-2008. In the latter capacity, he was also the editor of the journal ‘Baltic Security and Defence Review’. At BALTDEFCOL, he lectured and published articles on strategy, military theory, defence policy and civil-military relations. He was also involved in the Prometheus Programme of Transition Studies at the Euro-College of the University of Tartu, post-graduate military diplomacy programme at the Lithuanian Military Academy as well as in various projects of the Estonian Academy of Young Scientists (ENTA). In 1998-2001 and in 2005, Tomas worked at the Defence Policy and Planning Department of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence. At the end of 1998 - beginning of 1999, he was a research fellow at the Swedish National Defence Establishment (FOA, now FOI).
At ICDS, Tomas focuses on the issues pertaining to science, technology and innovation, defence industry, security and defence governance and management (especially civil-military relations, whole-of-government approach and organisational culture), foresight and resilience.
9 October 2017
ICDS Contribution to The Riga Conference Papers 2017
ICDS research fellows Piret Pernik, Henrik Praks and Tomas Jermalavičius contributed to The Rīga Conference Papers 2017. Security in the Baltic Sea...
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...
25 July 2017
American, British and Australian Visitors Discuss Estonia's Security
On 24 July, ICDS was visited by a group of American, British and Australian journalists, authors and entrepreneurs that are touring Estonia on a...
28 June 2017
A Visit by Australia’s Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Dr Tobias Feakin
The ICDS was honoured to host a visit by Australia’s Ambassador for Cyber Affairs on 28 June 2017.
15 June 2017
A Plausible Scenario of Nuclear War in Europe, and How to Deter It
A special issue of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists published an article co-authored by ICDS Director Jüri Luik and Head of Studies Tomas...
7 June 2017
ICDS in media
Volunteers Defend the Baltic States
Dutch newspaper Trouw published an article on the role of various voluntary organisations in defence of the Baltic states.
18 May 2017
Lecture to Swedbank Group’s Risk Week Participants
On 18 May, ICDS Head of Studies and Research Fellow Tomas Jermalavičius adressed the participants of Risk Week – a staff development programme of the...
10 April 2017
Missile “show” in East Asia—a headache for NATO?
While the Baltic states and Poland kept themselves busy receiving allied reinforcements in the framework of NATO‘s Enhanced Forward Presence, things...