The Department of Political and Strategic Studies' faculty teach on all courses at the college and has an active research output, with several of its scholars attending academic conferences and partaking in strategy formulation at the national and European levels.
In particular, the department is responsible for teaching Module 2 (Critical Thinking and Communication), Module 4 (International Security), Module 5 (International Law) and several electives on the Joint Command and General Staff Course and Civil Servants Course, as well as all of the strategic-level modules for the Higher Command Studies Course and some components of the Master's Degree. The department also works with the Civil Servants Course and the Senior Leaders’ Course.
The department has nine members of faculty, who have been published widely in the fields of international relations, international security, European and Baltic security, strategic affairs, military issues, armed conflict, international law and international history.
Mr. James Rogers
Director of Department
Dr. Douglas Ford
Lecturer, Military History and Strategic Planning
Dr. Matus Halas
Lecturer, Strategic Studies
Mr. Olavi Jänes
Lecturer, International Law Studies
Dr. Asta Maskaliūnaitė
Lecturer, War and Conflict Studies
Mr. Hannes Möllits
Lecturer, International Relations
Ms. Triin Ott
Dr. Kristina Prišmantaitė
Lecturer, Defence and Cyber Studies
Mrs. Triinu Soomere
Lecturer, Critical Thinking and Communication
Dr. Viljar Veebel
Fellow on Russian Strategic and Military Studies