Event: The Contribution of Military Music to Soft Power
13:00, 24 Apr 2014, RUSI
A lecture by Colonel Barry Jenkins, Director, Corps of Army Music and Commandant, Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall. In his lecture, Colonel Jenkins will discuss how military music is uniquely placed to contribute to the moral component of soft power.
Event: The Hidden Perspective: The Military Conversations of 1906-1914
13:00, 9 Apr 2014, RUSI
A lecture by the Rt Hon Lord Owen CH, former UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. In his lecture, Lord Owen will draw on extensive primary sources and argue that the outbreak of war was far from inevitable, and represented eight years of failed diplomacy. With specific reference to the Iraq Inquiry, which is due to publish later this year, he will remind us of the perils of foreign policy not involving the Cabinet which are particularly relevant today.
Event: UK PONI: Reviewing the 'Special' Nuclear Relationship
18:00, 8 Apr 2014, RUSI
The 1958 Mutual Defence Agreement (MDA) that provides the foundation for ongoing UK-US nuclear warhead collaboration is due to be reviewed and possibly extended this year. UK PONI will host two former practitioners from either side of the Atlantic to discuss the 1958 MDA and its role in domestic and international nuclear debates.
Event: V4 Co-operation within NATO: Looking to the Future
12:45, 26 Mar 2014, RUSI
On the occasion of the anniversaries of their accession to NATO, fifteen and ten years respectively, RUSI is organising a panel discussion with Deputy Foreign Ministers of the Visegrád Group (V4) to discuss priorities for the alliance in the run-up to the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales.
Conference: RUSI Missile Defence Conference
08:00, 18 Mar 2014, 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 between senior policymakers and practitioners.
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.