Dalia Bankauskaitė

Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), Partnership Associate Professor at Vilnius University, expert at the Swedish Defense University

Dalia Bankauskaitė is an interdisciplinary expert in security policy, societal resilience,  strategic communication, and political consulting. She teaches strategic communications as a Partnership Associate Professor at Vilnius University and provides expertise to the Swedish Defence University. She currently serves as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), working on the think-tank’s Democratic Resilience Program. With decades of experience across government, academia, and consulting, she focuses on advancing the understanding of the total defense doctrine and a whole-of-society approach to security. Her work includes analysis of hybrid aggression and influence operations, as well as building comprehensive media literacy, societal resilience, and capacity-building programs. She has extensive professional experience in strategic communication in Lithuania, Ukraine, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Baltic Sea region.


– Dalia Bankauskaitė, Deividas  Šlekys, “Lithuania’s Total Defence Review”, Swedish Defence University (SEDU) and National Defence University (NDU), PRISM Vol 10, No.2 (March 2023)
Washington DC, US, https://ndupress.ndu.edu/Media/News/News-Article-View/Article/3323902/lithuanias-total-defense-review/

“Baltics Left of Bang: Comprehensive Defence in the Baltic States” By Dalia Bankauskaite, Janis Berzins, Tony Lawrence, Deividas Šlekys, Brett Swaney,
and T.X. Hammes Strategic Forum 307, in: https://ndupress.ndu.edu/Media/News/News-Article-View/Article/2393841/baltics-left-of-bang-comprehensive-defense-in-the-baltic-states/
– Dalia Bankauskaite “Op-Ed: Disinformation about history leads to disinformation about the present. Putin’s June 2020 essay paints an intentionally distorted history of World War II”, in https://medium.com/dfrlab/op-ed-disinformation-about-history-leads-to-disinformation-about-the-present-a6ddce4b618

– Dalia Bankauskaite ML_Mapping_Lithuania;   Media Literacy Report “Media Literacy Sector mapping in Estonia and Lithuania” 2022. Available at: https://bcme.eu/en/our-work/media-literacy/report-media-literacy-sector-mapping-in-estonia-and-lithuania-and-the-policy-brief-with-media-literacy-towards-cognitive-resilience-2

Dalia Bankauskaite, Dominykas Milasius The Smart Power of Lithuanian Foreign Policy https://cepa.org/the-smart-power-of-lithuanian-foreign-policy/

Dalia Bankauskaite, Dominykas Milasius A Fortified Eastern Flank to Face Down Putin | CEPA https://cepa.org/a-fortified-eastern-flank-to-face-down-putin/;