Event: Leadership in Conflict and War: The Transatlantic Intelligence Relationship
13:00, 27 Mar 2015, RUSI
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death and the seventy-fifth anniversary of his ‘finest hour’ in 1940 when he became Prime Minister, a distinguished panel of speakers will examine his legacy of leadership in conflict and war, focussing specifically on the transatlantic intelligence relationship.
Conference: RUSI Missile Defence Conference 2015
10:15, 24 Mar 2015, RUSI
A major highlight in the missile defence calendar, this international conference contributes to the evolution of policy with a stimulating discussion of BMD issues between senior policymakers and practitioners.
Event: Book Launch – We Love Death as You Love Life
18:15, 19 Mar 2015, RUSI
Please join us at this exclusive launch for RUSI's Director of International Security Studies, Raffaello Pantucci's new book, We Love Death as You Love Life.
Event: RUSI-TI-GW Roundtable: Corruption and Security Interventions
14:30, 18 Mar 2015, RUSI
In partnership with Transparency International and Global Witness, RUSI is pleased to hold an event on the corruption-security nexus. Using Afghanistan and Mali as case studies, this workshop will examine how corruption affects interventions and defence assistance programmes.
Event: SDSR Breakfast Briefing: Countering Terrorists and Non-State Actors
08:30, 18 Mar 2015, RUSI
In the last of the RUSI SDSR 2015 Breakfast Briefings series, our panel will discuss CT policing and planning assumptions about the future, the blurred lines between foreign policy and domestic counter-extremism and the importance of financing for terrorist groups and non-state actors.
Event: The Future of Nuclear Navies: the UK and China
17:00, 11 Mar 2015, RUSI
This event will bring together leading Chinese scholars and veteran British practitioners to consider the future of the UK and China's ballistic missile submarine forces and implications for strategic dynamics between nuclear-armed states.
Event: Gender and Leadership: How Should Women Lead in Defence?
17:30, 10 Mar 2015, RUSI
As the number of women in the field of defence rises, and cracks in the ‘brass ceiling’ begin to widen, there is a greater need to understand how female leaders command and inspire in this evolving security landscape.
Event: Agri-Investing: Along the New Silk Road
08:30, 10 Mar 2015, Ashurst LLP
The New Silk Road Forum, in partnership with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and Ashurst LLP, will be holding a briefing and panel discussion on food security and the challenges and incentives associated with agri-investing.
Event: Whitehall Dialogue - Developing a Sustainable Export Market for UK Defence
15:45, 9 Mar 2015, RUSI
A presentation by the Rt Hon Geoff Hoon, Managing Director of Business, Agusta Westland. In his presentation, Geoff Hoon will discuss whether the government should be picking winners by protecting certain businesses and technologies, or if the interests of the British taxpayer and the armed forces are best served through rigorous competition based on price and capability.
Event: Thieves of State: A Conversation with Sarah Chayes
18:00, 5 Mar 2015, RUSI
Hosted by RUSI's Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies, former special adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment Sarah Chayes will be launching her new book Thieves of State and demonstrating the striking – and unrecognized – role of corruption as a driver of many of the security crises confronting the world today.
Event: Military Leadership in the Iraq and Afghan Wars: Why was Success so Elusive?
13:00, 2 Mar 2015, RUSI
A lecture by Major General (Ret’d) Christopher Elliott CB MBE, Visiting Professor, Cranfield University. From 2001, Britain supported the United States in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. While Britain’s senior officers, defence ministers and civil servants were undeniably competent and well intentioned, the conundrum remains why success on the battlefield proved so elusive. In his lecture, Major General Elliott will explore how the Ministry of Defence coped with the challenges presented.
Event: SDSR Breakfast Briefing: NATO
08:30, 20 Feb 2015, RUSI
A briefing by General Sir Adrian Bradshaw KCB OBE, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, set against the backdrop of the latest security challenges facing NATO and how this will impact upon UK priorities and commitments.
Event: Members’ Military History Lecture - Espionage During the First World War: Spies and Spy Fiction
12:45, 17 Feb 2015, RUSI
A lecture by Gill Bennett OBE MA, Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute. In her lecture, Gill Bennett will assess some of the extraordinary personal stories of spies, professional and amateur, invaluable and inept, working alone or together. Gill will also consider their portrayal in literature by the many writers, from John Buchan to Somerset Maugham, who were involved in secret intelligence themselves.
On Tap: Organised Crime and Illicit Trade in Tobacco, Alcohol and Pharmaceuticals
12:15, 12 Feb 2015, RUSI
Organised crime is more pervasive in British society than is generally acknowledged. The true scale of illicit trade remains unknown, but the statistics available are stark. In addition to the adverse health consequences, illicit trade undermines community well-being and its vast profits are used to fund other criminal activities.