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.
15 January 2018
On 11-12 January, ICDS Head of Studies and Research Fellow Tomas Jermalavičius participated in a traditional Snowmeeting—a high level foreign and...
4 December 2017
Envisioning a Russia-NATO Crisis and Conflict
On 4-5 December, ICDS Head of Studies Tomas Jermalavičius, participated and contributed, as a panellist, to a joint workshop entitled “Envisioning a...
29 November 2017
ICDS Research Fellows at eESTi in Defence
ICDS Research Fellows Eerik Marmei and Tomas Jermalavičius contributed, as panel moderators, to “eESTi in Defence—Event for European Science,...
28 October 2017
ICDS Represented at Cambridge Baltic Conference 2017
On 28 October, ICDS Head of Studies Tomas Jermalavičius participated at the 5th Cambridge Baltic Conference (CBC) organised by the Estonian, Latvian...
12 October 2017
European Leadership Network Seminar on Deterrence
On 12-13 October, European Leadership Network (ELN) held a seminar in Brussels, entitled “The NATO-Russia Nuclear Deterrence Relationship: Risks and...
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...
1 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...