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RUSI is the podium of choice for world leaders and senior policymakers, and is ideally placed to attract high-quality speakers and participants at its events. These vary in size and format from set-piece lectures to conferences and seminars.

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The Military Challenges and Opportunities for Cooperation in the Baltic Region

16 June 2021, 16:00

In his current role, Lieutenant General Herem has been a strong advocate of regional military cooperation and shared capability development among Baltic states. He is also a proponent of the...

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Regional Powers and Post-NATO Afghanistan

17 June 2021, 13:30

With US and NATO forces planning to withdraw fully from Afghanistan by September , RUSI and the NATO Defense College will present a joint study entitled ‘Regional Powers and Post-NATO Afghanistan’,...

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Sharpening the Dagger: Optimising Special Forces for Future Conflict

28 June 2021, 15:00

Militaries have found a persistent need to establish units that are detached from the conventional force structure to address discrete challenges. Detached units provide policymakers and senior...

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The Bomb Beyond Borders: How Do Democratic States and Their Citizens Think About Nuclear Use?

28 June 2021, 16:00

In recent decades, scholars and policymakers have advanced the view that the non-use of nuclear weapons since the Second World War can largely be attributed to the emergence of a powerful...

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Cyber Diplomacy and Emerging Technology

29 June 2021, 12:00

Governments are seeking to balance the resilience and security of their communications and technology infrastructure, as well as reaping the benefits of investment in emerging technology. While the...

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Trusting Machines? Cross-sector Lessons from Healthcare and Security

30 June 2021, 14:15

Over three days of debate, we will bring together academic experts, policy leaders, industry professionals and the public to discuss a future where autonomous machines integrate into two of our most...

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Assessing the Impact of the Financial Action Task Force on Financial Inclusion

30 June 2021, 15:00

Today, roughly 1.7 billion people around the world have no access to a bank or mobile money account; they must rely on cash and unsecure informal financial channels which undermine the integrity of...

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Prisons and Terrorism

30 June 2021, 16:00

Erupting in 1969, the Northern Ireland “troubles” continued with terrible intensity until 1998. The most enduring civil conflict in Western Europe since the Second World War cost almost 4,000 lives,...

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The FATF Standards and Unintended Consequences – Part 1: Assessing the Past

08 July 2021, 14:30

As the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) considers ways to mitigate the unintended consequences of its financial crime standards, this three-part webinar series will assess the FATF’s work on this...

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The Military Challenges and Opportunities for Cooperation in the Baltic Region

16 June 2021, 16:00

In his current role, Lieutenant General Herem has been a strong advocate of regional military cooperation and shared capability development...

Sharpening the Dagger: Optimising Special Forces for Future Conflict

28 June 2021, 15:00

Militaries have found a persistent need to establish units that are detached from the conventional force structure to address discrete...

The Bomb Beyond Borders: How Do Democratic States and Their Citizens Think About Nuclear Use?

28 June 2021, 16:00

In recent decades, scholars and policymakers have advanced the view that the non-use of nuclear weapons since the Second World War can...

Prisons and Terrorism

30 June 2021, 16:00

Erupting in 1969, the Northern Ireland “troubles” continued with terrible intensity until 1998. The most enduring civil conflict in Western...

The Future of Energy Security and National Resilience

12 July 2021, 16:00

In this wide-ranging discussion, panellists will reflect on some of the key issues that will need to be addressed as part of the wider...

Lindy Cameron, CEO, NCSC

RUSI Annual Security Lecture by Lindy Cameron, CEO, UK National Cyber Security Centre

14 June 2021, 16:00

Lindy Cameron CB OBE, who has two decades of national security policy and crisis management experience, started her career in the private sector and then served across government both at home and abroad, including postings in Africa, Asia and the...

RUSI Free-Trade Zone Risk Assessment Tool: Main Launch Event

14 June 2021, 12:00

Free-trade zones (FTZs) make a vital contribution to the economic prosperity of many countries but are fraught with risks of crime. Ensuring high governance standards and preventing crime in FTZs is therefore an essential but often overlooked...

The Imperial War Museum’s Second World War and Holocaust Galleries: Relevance, Impact, Development

11 June 2021, 13:00

Our lives have been shaped by the legacy of the Second World War and the Holocaust. Yet despite the magnitude of these events and the extent to which they continue to loom within our contemporary culture, their broader context and implications are...

Afghanistan: What Prospects After US/NATO Withdrawal?

09 June 2021, 13:30

Members can watch this event by logging in and returning to this page. In April 2021, President Biden announced the final withdrawal of US troops – and with them, NATO forces - from Afghanistan, ending the United States’ 20-year engagement with the...

Gaza Reconstruction: What Role for Qatar and Other Regional Players?

08 June 2021, 14:00

After the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, international focus is shifting to the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip. Everyone agrees that humanitarian relief and assistance is required. The Biden administration has pledged aid, while UK Foreign...

UK Project on Nuclear Issues Annual Conference 2021

08 June 2021, 13:00

The 2021 UK PONI Annual Conference provides participants with a platform from which to discuss and debate new nuclear thinking, a forum in which to meet nuclear specialists from a variety of fields, and a knowledge exchange between established and...

National Security Skills and the Integrated Review

03 June 2021, 10:00

The IR stated that “there is much more to do to harness the diverse perspectives and experience that drive innovation and adaptation and to maintain the collaborative, agile and inclusive behaviours needed to enable integration”. It pledged the...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2021: Integrating for Operations Today and Warfighting Tomorrow

02 June 2021, 9:00

The British Government published its Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review in March 2021, setting out its ambition for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade. Given the announcements around personnel and equipment contained...

Turkey’s Drones: Assessing Capability, Goals and Implications

28 May 2021, 14:00

With its rapid expansion of domestic development and production, Turkey is increasingly considered an emerging drone power. Turkey’s use of armed UAVs in conflict zones such as Syria, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh, northern Iraq and the Eastern...

Illegal Wildlife Trade and Financial Investigations in West Africa – Paper Launch

27 May 2021, 11:00

However, while the significance of the region in global IWT flows is increasingly recognised, very little is known about the financial aspects of these criminal operations.  In 2020, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) called on countries to...

International Day of UN Peacekeepers Conference: Enhancing the UK Contribution to Peacekeeping

27 May 2021, 10:00

Marking the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, this virtual conference is both an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice made by those who have died in the service of humanity, and to analyse developments in peacekeeping operations.The UK...

Strategic Command Conference: Sharpening UK Defence’s Edge in the 2020s

26 May 2021, 9:00

Booking ticketsWe are running this conference as a hybrid event, offering 24 places for people to attend the conference in-person on a first come, first served basis, please note the in-person tickets are now sold out, however we are also enabling...

The Integrated Review: Implications for the UK’s Nuclear Weapons Posture

21 May 2021, 13:00

Join this virtual, interactive workshop for a policy deep dive that explores the key nuclear-related changes in the UK’s Integrated Review.The UK government has recently published its vision for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade, '...

RUSI Free-Trade Zone Risk Assessment Tool: Launch Event – Panama

20 May 2021, 15:00

Free-trade zones (FTZs) make a vital contribution to the economic prosperity of many countries, but are fraught with risks of crime. Ensuring high governance standards and preventing crime in FTZs is therefore an essential – but often overlooked –...

RUSI Free-Trade Zone Risk Assessment Tool: Launch Event – Singapore

18 May 2021, 9:00

Free-trade zones (FTZs) make a vital contribution to the economic prosperity of many countries, but are fraught with risks of crime. Ensuring high governance standards and preventing crime in FTZs is therefore an essential – but often overlooked...

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