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.
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...
29 March 2017
EU Consultation Meeting with Think-Tanks on Resilience
On 29 March, the European External Action Service (EEAS), in close cooperation with the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), held a consultation...
28 March 2017
ICDS Contributed to Nordic-Baltic Security Workshop
On 9 March, the Centre for Military Studies (CMS) of the University of Copenhagen organised and hosted a workshop on Nordic-Baltic security and...
24 March 2017
Visit by International Relations Society of Tallinn University
On 24 March, Research Fellows Tomas Jermalavičius Kalev Stoicescu, Piret Pernik and Tony Lawrence hosted a visit by members of the International...
17 March 2017
‘Nimble Titan 2018’ Event in the Netherlands
On 13-17 March, the Netherlands hosted one of the events of Nimble Titan 2018 – an integrated air and missile defence experimentation campaign led by...
3 March 2017
Strengthening Societal Resilience Against Hybrid Threats
On 3 March, ICDS Head of Studies Tomas Jermalavičius spoke at the conference “Strengthening Societal Resilience against Hybrid Threats in the Baltic...
14 February 2017
To Draft or Not to Draft: Defence Policy Choices in Lithuania and Latvia
Two years ago Lithuania made the announcement that mandatory military service for male citizens, suspended in 2008, was to be restored. This marked...