Dalia Bankauskaitė

Associated Member

Dalia Bankauskaitė is an interdisciplinary expert in security policy, strategic communication and policy advice. She holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), working on the think tank's Democratic Resilience Program. She teaches strategic communication as a Partnership Associate Professor at the University of Vilnius and provides expertise to the Swedish Defense University.

With decades of experience in government, academia, and consulting, she focuses on advancing the understanding of total defense doctrine and a whole-of-society approach to security. Her work includes analyzing hybrid aggression and influence operations, as well as developing comprehensive programs for media literacy, societal resilience, and capacity building. She has extensive professional experience in strategic communications in Lithuania, Ukraine, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Baltic Sea region. Her career highlights include leading Lithuania's EU Public Information Unit prior to the country's accession to the EU, serving as an information officer at the European Commission Delegation, and working at the Lithuanian Embassy in Moscow.