RUSI Founder’s Day Lecture - The Battle of Waterloo: The Human Face of Grand Strategy
13:00, 18 Jun 2013, RUSI
A lecture by Professor Michael Clarke, Director-General, Royal United Services Institute, to commemorate the founding of RUSI in June 1831 by the Duke of Wellington. In his lecture, Professor Clarke will interpret the strategy behind the Battle of Waterloo and the course of the fighting in terms of the human stories that emerged from those who took part.
Conference: RUSI Missile Defence Conference
09:00, 12 Jun 2013, RUSI
A major highlight in the missile defence calendar, this international conference aims to make a significant contribution to the evolution of policy with a stimulating discussion of BMD issues amongst a wide range of stakeholders.
Conference: The UK PONI Annual Conference 2013
09:00, 6 Jun 2013, RUSI
The UK PONI Annual Conference has established itself as a premier forum to celebrate the emergence of new nuclear expertise from academia, industry, government, and the military. By bringing together emerging and established experts from across the nuclear field, this conference promoted an informed and diverse dialogue on the most pertinent nuclear issues of the day.
International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 10th Annual Conference
10:00, 22 May 2013, RUSI
This annual conference, jointly organised by the United Nations Association Westminster Branch and RUSI, has established itself as one of the UK's most authoritative reviews of UN peacekeeping activities. The programme will comprise a morning session followed by a wreath-laying ceremony.
Conference: Defence Acquisition Conference
09:00, 22 May 2013, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
The establishment of the Command Capability Directorates, the firming up of the Materiel Strategy and the impending move of DE&S to a Go-Co, the announcement of major outsourcing programmes, the impending withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan, and a return to a contingent capability will all impact on the defence acquisition process and the implementation of the reform agenda. It is, and remains, a challenging time with a number of major transformation and reform programmes running in parallel.
Event: Cyber War Will Not Take Place
13:00, 17 May 2013, RUSI
Dr Thomas Rid PhD, Reader in War Studies, King's College London, will take a fresh look at computer security and focus on winning the real challenge of cyberspace: non-violent confrontation that may rival or even replace violence in surprising ways.
Event: Roundtable Discussion: Transnational Organised Crime and Security
17:00, 16 May 2013, The Garden Room - St Edmund’s College
Transnational organised crime is progressively becoming a concern for policy-makers and security experts around the world. Drug-related violence in Mexico, human trafficking in the Mediterranean, and Internet and environmental crimes are only some of the examples of transnational organised crime with increasing bearing over international security.
Event: Implications from the US “Pivot” to Asia and the Pacific: A Baltic View
15:30, 15 May 2013, RUSI
The US “pivot” to Asia has generated a great deal of public debate among policy-makers in Europe. One favourite interpretation is that the move is merely a manifestation of Europe’s relative strategic decline, and of America’s alleged fading interest in the “old continent”. But there is another interpretation which views this development as both natural and timely, and refutes the idea that it represents a danger to NATO or to broader trans-Atlantic links.
Event: Members’ Discussion Panel - The Battle of the Atlantic: The Battle which had to be Won
12:45, 1 May 2013, RUSI
The 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic will be commemorated in May 2013. Admiral Sir Jonathon Band GCB ADC DL, Vice Admiral Sir Anthony Dymock KBE CB, Captain Richard Woodman FRHistS FNI and Dr Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones MBE PhD MA FRHistS FRSA, will examine how the Battle of the Atlantic demonstrated the enduring importance of control of the sea to ensure ultimate victory in the Second World War.
Event: Policing in the New Dynamic Environment
11:00, 29 Apr 2013, RUSI
In his lecture, Tom Winsor discussed the model of British policing; the changing dynamic environment; the pressures and challenges which the police face, and the role of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in serving the public interest.
Event: Conflict Resolution in Nagorno-Karabakh: what role for economic incentives?
09:00, 17 Apr 2013, RUSI
Continued deadlock between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh means not only the perpetuation of a crisis with political, economic and humanitarian fall-out, but also the risk of a war with regional implications. Two decades of on-again, off-again negotiations have failed to resolve the conflict and there is no indication the parties are drifting closer together. Indeed, a combination of deep-seated mutual distrust and gradual ‘accommodation’ to the status quo – by elites on both sides – is gradually deepening the stalemate.
Event: Handling, Understanding and Fusion in Intelligence
13:00, 16 Apr 2013, RUSI
A lecture by Vice Admiral Al Richards CB, Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI), UK Ministry of Defence, will discuss the importance of understanding the complexities and interactions of cognitive influences in the operating environment, requiring the most effective means of information handling and processing.