Event: Afghanistan and the International Community: Transition and Beyond
13:00, 16 Jan 2012, RUSI
A lecture by Ambassador Sir Simon Gass KCMG CVO, NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan. In his lecture, Ambassador Gass assessed the prospects for transition and for the international community's efforts in Afghanistan, both before 2014 and thereafter.
Event: The View from Tbilisi
13:00, 16 Dec 2011, RUSI
A lecture by His Excellency Mr Grigol Vashadze, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georgia. In his lecture, Minister Vashadze will offer his perspective on the outcome of the recent parliamentary elections in Russia and assess how these results may influence Russian foreign policy towards Georgia and the Caucasus.
Event: Developing the Kosovo Security Force as a Contributor to Stability
14:30, 15 Dec 2011, RUSI
A lecture by His Excellency Mr Agim Çeku, Minister for the Kosovo Security Force (KSF). In his lecture, Minister Çeku will discuss in detail the process of establishing the KSF, the processes which the KSF has undergone to date and the efforts of establishing and developing the KSF as a respected force and member of the NATO alliance which is able to contribute, support and maintain peace in the region.
Event: Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2011
17:30, 14 Dec 2011, RUSI
Lecture by General Sir David Richards GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence. The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues.
Event: Delivering on the Frontline: Operational Success and Sustainable Armed Forces
10:00, 8 Dec 2011, RUSI
In his first key note speech as Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP focused on the operational success of Britain’s Armed Forces since the publication of the Strategic Defence and Security Review a year ago, and the key role they have played in contributing to the protection of national and international security over the last twelve months. Looking ahead, he discussed the continued importance of having agile, adaptable and sustainable UK Armed Forces fit for the future.
Event: Delivering the National Cyber Security Strategy
17:30, 5 Dec 2011, RUSI
RUSI will host the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance for a rigorous debate on the UK's new Cyber Security Strategy, published last Friday. Representatives of the OSCIA will be on hand to answer questions, listen to suggestions and to hear your views on the Strategy's strengths and weaknesses.
Event: Women in Defence and Security Leadership
09:00, 30 Nov 2011, RUSI
For the first time, the highest-ranking international women leaders drawn from defence and security institutions around the world will be brought together in one place.
Event: Afghanistan 2011: A Survey of the Afghan People
13:00, 23 Nov 2011, RUSI
This event, hosted by RUSI, and co-organised with the Asia Foundation, will discuss Afghan perceptions of the ISAF campaign and progress on governance and security in Afghanistan.
Event: The Security of the Middle East
13:00, 23 Nov 2011, RUSI
His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan discussed to what extent military hardware alone can stop terrorism and the degree to which economic opportunity, institution building and energy security can promote peace in the Middle East. He will assess what role the 'Arab Spring' can play in relation to Palestine and if it is feasible to create a brand of regional 'human security', modelled not upon the requirements of the State but upon the needs of ordinary men and women.
Event: War in the Pacific: The Breaking of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s Main Operational Code, JN-25
12:45, 18 Nov 2011, RUSI
A lecture by Professor John Mack AM PhD MA (Cantab) BSc, Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney, Australia. During the War in the Pacific, the Japanese Imperial Navy relied upon one main operational code, the JN-25 series. In 1944, it was estimated that the inability of the Allies to read JN-25 was depriving them of an astonishing sixty percent of all useful intelligence in the Pacific. In his lecture, Professor Mack will describe the invaluable preparatory work done on this code in 1939-1941 and show how flaws in its design and operational use enabled it to be broken.
Event: Soldiers, Statesmen and Strategy
18:00, 16 Nov 2011, RUSI
A lecture by Major General Mungo Melvin CB OBE, formerly Director of the Strategic Studies Cell at the Royal College of Defence Studies, with introductory remarks by General Sir David Richards GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence and Professor Michael Clarke, Director General of RUSI.
Conference: Cyber Challenges for National Security
09:00, 15 Nov 2011, RUSI
Debating how the new National Cyber Security Strategy, developments at the FCO Cyber Security Conference in early November, and ongoing debates across Government and the Private Sector will shape the nature and challenges of Cyber Security in the future.
Event: Securing the State
13:00, 8 Nov 2011, RUSI
A lecture by Sir David Omand GCB, former Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator, UK. In his lecture, Sir David will contend that while public security is vital for good government, the effects of bad government will result from failure to maintain the right relationship between justice, liberty, privacy, civic harmony and security measures.
Event: RUSI Somalia Roundtable
10:00, 7 Nov 2011, RUSI
In August 2011, the insurgent group al – Shabaab withdrew from Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu; a month later, Somalia’s leaders signed a Road Map which promised political reform, elections in 2012, and the possibility of a stable government. These events held the promise of a new era of security and stability for Somalia
Event: Military History Lecture - The Royal Air Force in France, May and June 1940
12:45, 2 Nov 2011, RUSI
A lecture by Christopher Finn MPhil FRAeS, Senior Air Power Lecturer (Operations), Air Power Studies Division, King's College London at the RAF College Cranwell. In his lecture, Christopher Finn will tell the story of the actions of the RAF in France in May and June 1940 and suggest that the British Air Forces in France, and latterly Fighter Command, made a significant contribution in that period to the RAF's success in the subsequent Battle of Britain.
Event: A Contest for Supremacy: China and America in Asia
13:00, 31 Oct 2011, RUSI
A lecture by Aaron L Friedberg, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and former Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs and Director to the Vice President of the United States.
Conference: Finding a Better British Way to Make Strategy
08:30, 27 Oct 2011, RUSI
In recent months there has been some confusion among the senior political and military leadership in Britain, and in the civil service, about the precise meaning of ‘strategy’ and its relationship to ‘policy’