Simas Čelutka

Director, European Security Program, Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis

English, Lithuanian

Director, European Security Program, Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis

English, Lithuanian

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By Simas Čelutka

Cyberattacks in Lithuania: The New Normal


On 18 January Lithuania encountered a cyberattack aimed at TV3.lt website, one of the most popular TV… Read more

Biography

Simas Čelutka is the director of the European Security Program at the Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis (VIPA), a Lithuanian think tank. At VIPA, Simas focuses on information security, Russian hybrid warfare, media literacy, Ukraine’s democratization, and the current state of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe. He leads several projects on disinformation in Lithuania and neighboring countries, writes for major Lithuanian media outlets, and appears regularly on national TV and radio shows. Simas coordinates the Integrity Initiative‘s Lithuanian cluster as well as VIPA‘s partnerships with respected Ukrainian platforms such as StopFake and Euromaidan Press. Prior to joining VIPA, Simas conducted research at The Henry Jackson Society (HJS), a London-based foreign policy think tank. At HJS, Simas specialized in Russian and Eastern European affairs with a special focus on kleptocracy, cybersecurity and information operations. Simas has also worked as a columnist at the IQ. His articles have been published at KyivPost, openDemocracy and other well-known media outlets. He received his master’s degree in intellectual history from Vilnius University and University College London (UK). Currently, Simas is pursuing a PhD at Vilnius University, specializing in political theory.

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