Event: RUSI Whitehall Paper Launch, Securing Sierra Leone 1997-2013: Defence, Diplomacy and Development in Action
18:00, 21 May 2015, RUSI
Keith Biddle OBE, former Inspector General of the Sierra Leone Police, and Mark White, Deputy Head of the Conflict Department, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, will join Peter Albrecht and Paul Jackson, authors of the new RUSI Whitehall Paper, Securing Sierra Leone 1997–2013: Defence, Diplomacy and Development in Action in a discussion on security-sector reform in Sierra Leone.
Event: How do you Manage Risk in the Whole Force?
13:00, 21 May 2015, RUSI
In this presentation, business leaders who are officers of The Engineer and Logistic Staff Corps RE(V) will share their experience of how commercial ways of managing risk can be of use in the military context.
Event: Pakistan’s Fight Against Terrorism: Myths and Realities
18:00, 20 May 2015, RUSI
Militancy in Pakistan is transforming itself and taking new shapes and forms based on shifting allegiances and on recent national, regional and global developments as will be promoted in this lecture from Colonel Zulfiqar Ali Bhatty, Army and Air Adviser to the Pakistan High Commission.
Event: International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 13th Annual Conference
10:00, 20 May 2015, RUSI
This annual conference, jointly organised by the United Nations Association and RUSI, is the UK’s most authoritative public review of UN peacekeeping activities. It brings together practitioners, diplomats, military and the public in an expert discussion of the most important issues in peacekeeping today. The programme will comprise of a morning session (a conference fee and pre-registration is required) followed by the wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph (free and open to the public).
Event: From Generalities to Technicalities: The Iran Nuclear Framework
18:00, 18 May 2015, RUSI
After an intense diplomatic marathon, Tehran and Washington have reached a preliminary deal over Iran’s nuclear programme. The devil remains in the detail, however, as there are still delicate issues to be resolved by the end of June. For both parties, the real diplomatic test may just be beginning.
Event: RUSI Briefing: The UK General Election
09:00, 13 May 2015, RUSI
As the country goes to the polls, all eyes are on Westminster and what the election result will mean for the UK. RUSI will hold a special briefing looking at what impact the newly-formed government will have on the UK's defence, security and foreign policy.
The briefing will be given by RUSI Director-General, Professor Michael Clarke and Director of Research, Professor Malcolm Chalmers, RUSI's Research Director.
Event: Health Challenges in Post-Conflict Libya
14:00, 7 May 2015, RUSI
Libya currently faces serious challenges from infectious diseases. Fuelled by illegal migration to and from Libya, a shortage of vaccines, and a shortage of skills, the poor situation of Libya’s health sector poses serious concerns around outbreak prevention and outbreak management. In this private briefing, Dr Nagi Giumma Barakat, former Libyan Minister of Health, outlines the challenges this presents to Libya and the wider international community following is legacy of civil war.
Event: Anti-Money Laundering and its Challenges
17:30, 30 Apr 2015, RUSI
Over the last 25 years the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has created an extensive, elaborate system of anti-money laundering controls that have been, in principle, adopted by almost all countries. However, it is not without problems as is advocated in this lecture by Professor Peter Reuter.
Event: The Gurkhas: 200 Years of Service to the Crown
16:00, 30 Apr 2015, RUSI
A presentation by Major General Craig Lawrence CBE, Director Joint Warfare, Ministry of Defence and author of ‘The Gurkhas: 200 Years of Service to the Crown’.
Event: The Looting Machine: A Conversation with Tom Burgis
18:00, 29 Apr 2015, RUSI
RUSI's Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies is delighted to welcome Tom Burgis, investigative journalist at the Financial Times, to discuss his highly-acclaimed new book 'The Looting Machine: Warlords, tycoons, smugglers and the systematic theft of Africa's wealth'.
Event: Under 35s Forum - Transnistria: The Country That Doesn't Exist
18:00, 27 Apr 2015, RUSI
As we observe another Russian-backed protracted conflict in Eastern Ukraine, interest in other frozen conflicts, notably the unrecognized Moldovan territory of Transnistria, has been reinvigorated. For now, it seems, the ‘country that doesn’t exist’ is firmly on the European map.
Event: Australian Minister for Defence Delivers RUSI's Annual Gallipoli Memorial Lecture
15:00, 27 Apr 2015, RUSI
This year’s Gallipoli Memorial Lecture will be delivered by The Honourable Kevin Andrews MP, Australian Minister for Defence. Against a backdrop of the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli and the wider commemorations of the First World War, the Honourable Kevin Andrews will discuss the current and future strategic challenges that Australia faces, particularly in East Asia, as the Government develops its 2015 Defence White Paper.
Event: RUSI and Forces TV Election Defence Debate
13:30, 24 Apr 2015, RUSI
RUSI and Forces TV are joining together to hold a televised debate on the big defence issues facing the United Kingdom. On Friday 24th April senior spokesmen from all the main parties will be taking part in a Question Time style debate in front of a live audience at RUSI in Whitehall.
Event: A Liberal Democrat View of UK Defence Policy
11:00, 20 Apr 2015, RUSI
The Rt Hon Lord Wallace of Saltaire, Liberal Democrat Peer, House of Lords, will outline his party’s defence policy in advance of the General Election and subsequent Strategic Defence Review.
Event: Readiness for an Army in Transition
13:00, 16 Apr 2015, RUSI
The 69th annual UK-US Kermit Roosevelt lecture series featuring a speech by US General Mark A. Milley, looking at the US FORSCOM approach to assuring operational readiness in the Army.
Event: The Future of R&D in the UK’s Security and Intelligence Sector
12:00, 15 Apr 2015, RUSI
At a time when technological advantage is critical within the security and intelligence spheres, sufficient and targeted investment in appropriate R&D programmes is far from guaranteed. Ahead of the 2015 SDSR, this paper explores whether there are ways to improve engagement between government and investors operating in this sector.
Event: Wounded Tiger: A History of Cricket in Pakistan
13:00, 14 Apr 2015, RUSI
A lecture by Peter Oborne, recently Chief Political Correspondent, Daily Telegraph. Drawing on material from his latest book, Wounded Tiger: A History of Cricket in Pakistan, Peter Oborne will argue how cricket is one of the significant unifying forces in Pakistan. He will also discuss how it is entwined into narratives of partition, statehood and nationalism, relations with India, sectarian violence, corruption and exploitation by political and military elites.