Event: Ninety Not Out: A Reflection on Seventy Years of Soldiering and Continuing Engagement with Defence
13:00, 10 Mar 2014, RUSI
A lecture by Field Marshal the Lord Bramall of Bushfield KG GCB OBE MC. Drawing on his unique personal experience of soldiering at every level, dating from his service in the Second World War, Lord Bramall will consider how warfare has changed. More importantly, he will remind us of the lessons we should have been drawing from that and will offer guidance for the future with regards to strategy and execution.
Event: UK PONI Presents: Dr Strangelove
18:00, 6 Mar 2014, RUSI
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s satirical take on the Cold War’s nuclear logic, the UK Project on Nuclear Issues (UK PONI) held a free screening of Dr Strangelove at the Royal United Services Institute.
Nick Clegg on Security and Privacy in the Internet Age
08:30, 4 Mar 2014, RUSI
The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister, spoke to RUSI on the subject of security, privacy and surveillance. The Deputy Prime Minister also announced the launch of an Independent RUSI review on the use of Internet data for surveillance purposes.
Event: General Stanley McChrystal on Operational Leadership
13:00, 3 Mar 2014, RUSI
A lecture by General (Ret) Stanley A. McChrystal, former Commander of US and NATO International Security Assistance Forces, Afghanistan. In his lecture, General McChrystal reflected on the enduring lessons of leadership and the complex security challenges of Iraq and Afghanistan. He also made observations on the emerging requirements of the 'post-Afghan' security environment.
Event: Lawrence of Arabia: Soldier and Celebrity – The Man, the Myth and the Media
12:45, 20 Feb 2014, RUSI
A lecture by Dr John Peaty FRGS FRHistS, International Secretary of the British Commission for Military History and Private Historian. In his presentation, Dr Peaty will try to disentangle the man from the myth, examine the various portrayals of Lawrence and try to explain how a junior British Army officer became, next to Mao, the most famous guerrilla leader the world has ever known.
Event: Plugged-in: Social Media and the Military
13:00, 19 Feb 2014, RUSI
A presentation by Professor David Denney, Professor of Social and Public Policy, Royal Holloway, University of London and Dr Alasdair Pinkerton, Lecturer and Researcher in Political Geography and Geopolitics, Royal Holloway, University of London. In their presentation, Professor David Denney and Dr Alasdair Pinkerton will draw on material from a recently funded research project to determine the role of social media in military communication, from the perspectives of serving personnel.
Event: Developing Employment and Skills in UK Defence
13:00, 5 Feb 2014, RUSI
A presentation by Michael Davis, Chief Executive, UK Commission for Employment and Skills and Nigel Whitehead, Group Managing Director of Programmes and Support, BAE Systems plc. This presentation will focus on the macro picture and the importance of developing employment and skills in the UK defence industry.
Whitehall Paper Launch: The Defence Industrial Triptych
18:00, 4 Feb 2014, RUSI
Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP, Chairman of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee, will join Dr John Louth and Dr Henrik Heidenkamp to mark the launch of the new RUSI Whitehall Paper, The Defence Industrial Triptych.
Event: Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture - The Indian Army on the Western Front
13:00, 31 Jan 2014, RUSI
A lecture by Major Gordon Corrigan MBE, historian and author, commemorating the life of Field Marshal Earl Haig of Bemersyde and the forces he commanded. In his lecture, Major Corrigan will discuss the effectiveness of the Indian Army on the Western Front and will argue that their contribution has often been undervalued.
Event: Rebuilding Germany: Lessons for Defence Engagement
13:00, 29 Jan 2014, RUSI
A lecture by Major General John Henderson, General Officer Commanding British Forces Germany. With defence engagement at the top of the agenda for Army 2020, and recent experience in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan, the reconstruction of Germany after the Second World War stands out as arguably the most successful operation of its type in modern history. In his lecture, Major General Henderson will discuss the span of activities and the skills that were utilised, which contain lessons for the future capabilities of the British Army, particularly for the Army Reserve, where identifying those people whose skills we may not need for peacetime soldiering, but whom we will need for post-conflict reconstruction and defence engagement is crucial.
Event: Deadly Dilemmas: Problems of Counter-insurgency in Documentary Films
17:45, 28 Jan 2014, RUSI
The RUSI Journal in conjunction with the Conflict, War and Culture programme is pleased to host a public screening of Eine mörderische Entscheidung (A Murderous Decision, dir. Raymond Ley, 2013) followed by a panel discussion featuring Professor Beatrice Heuser, Chair in International Relations at the University of Reading and Sean Langan, Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker.
Event: Thinking about Organised Crime
18:30, 21 Jan 2014, RUSI
Michael Levi will explore different conceptions of 'organised crime' and their implications for threat perceptions and realities.
Event: RUSI Under 35 Forum Charity Christmas Party
17:30, 16 Dec 2013, RUSI
This Christmas the RUSI Under 35 Forum is hosting a Christmas party with a difference: A Charity Christmas Quiz, specifically for those aged 35 and under.
Event: Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2013
13:00, 10 Dec 2013, RUSI
A lecture by Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper KBE MA CCMI RAF, Director General of the International Military Staff, NATO Headquarters.
Event: Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature 2013
18:00, 5 Dec 2013, The Army and Navy Club
The Royal United Services Institute is pleased to announce that this year’s 2013 Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature – the only major UK award for multi-discipline military and security literature – will be presented to the winner by Historian and Presenter Dan Snow, on the 5 December 2013 at the Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall.