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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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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...

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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-...

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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...

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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...

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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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Western Jihadism: A Thirty Year History

14 July 2021, 16:00

In forensic and compelling detail, Professor Jytte Klausen shows how Islamist terrorism in Europe and North America has been driven, not by local grievances of Western Muslims, but by the strategic...

RUSI Members Only

190th RUSI Annual General Meeting

15 July 2021, 15:00

A notice of all business to be transacted at the meeting will be posted on the Institute’s website, at least 14 days before the date of the meeting, and a copy may be obtained on application to the...

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Cyber, Technology and Geopolitics

11 May 2021, 13:00

Recent high-profile attacks attributed to Russia and China have pushed hostile state cyber activity to the front of the agenda. The use of...

Hard Choices: The UK Rethinks Its Global Role

11 May 2021, 16:00

After decades of peace and prosperity, the international order put in place after the Second World War is rapidly coming to an end. Foreign...

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...

Western Jihadism: A Thirty Year History

14 July 2021, 16:00

In forensic and compelling detail, Professor Jytte Klausen shows how Islamist terrorism in Europe and North America has been driven, not by...

190th RUSI Annual General Meeting

15 July 2021, 15:00

A notice of all business to be transacted at the meeting will be posted on the Institute’s website, at least 14 days before the date of the...

Precision Strike in 21st Century Multidomain Operations

13 May 2021, 12:00

The ‘democratisation’ of access to long-range precision strike assets once thought to be components of an exclusively Western revolution in military affairs will have important ramifications for the...

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...

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...

Global Britain in a Competitive Age: Taking Stock of the Integrated Review

31 March 2021, 13:00

But how adequate is the Review in addressing today’s challenges?  And what are its implications for the UK’s military posture? Professor Malcolm Chalmers and Lord Ricketts discuss these and additional questions in a debate marking the publication of...

UK and Russia Perspectives on European Security

31 March 2021, 11:00

Early this year, RUSI and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) convened a workshop to review British and Russian perspectives on the state of contemporary European security. Sessions at the workshop examined the threats faced by the...

Cancelled: Opportunities and Challenges for Implementation of 'Hateful Extremism' Legislation

30 March 2021, 15:00

The report ‘Operating with Impunity - Hateful extremism: The need for a legal framework’ seeks to demonstrate how hateful extremists are able to operate lawfully, due to what it notes as a lack of legislation designed to deal with this specific...

UK PONI Workshop: Introduction to Nuclear Weapons Policy

25 March 2021, 10:00

The workshop consists of a series of seminars from both RUSI staff and external speakers on nuclear policy basics covering deterrence, disarmament, non-proliferation, and nuclear programmes worldwide. This workshop is aimed at early career...

Semiconductors: A Foundational Technology Caught in a Geopolitical Debate

24 March 2021, 13:00

Dutch Semiconductor firm ASML's decision to extend its contract with US-sanctioned Chinese technology company SMIC – added to the Department of Defense’s list of ‘Communist Chinese military companies’ in December 2020 - turned the spotlight on...

Combat Air Power 2021: Competing Visions for the Future

24 March 2021, 9:30

Each of the three efforts is aiming to eventually field a family of systems which will work together to deliver future air power effects. However, exactly what form this family of systems will take remains unclear in each case.Debates remain active...

For Whose Benefit? Reviewing the Effectiveness of Current Approaches to Beneficial Ownership Disclosure.

22 March 2021, 14:00

RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies is delighted to welcome you to a debate on the effectiveness of current beneficial ownership registration approaches. Beneficial ownership disclosure – collecting and sharing information on...

We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People

17 March 2021, 16:00

Bellingcat has redefined the way we think about news, politics, and the digital future. Its founder tells the story of how he and his team created a whole new concept of information-gathering, galvanising citizen journalists across the globe to...

Europe Confronting a Darkening Geopolitical Landscape

17 March 2021, 10:00

In this webinar, the RUSI International Security Studies team will consider the implications of the security developments taking place in three key regions – the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa, and Russia and Eurasia – on Europe,...

Verification in Arms Control and Disarmament

16 March 2021, 14:00

Verification activities have been central to demonstrating commitment to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), with some State Parties currently working on abilities to verify the adherence and maintenance of nuclear disarmament in the future...

Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories and the Hunt for Putin’s Agents

10 March 2021, 16:00

In 2010, a group of Russian deep cover ‘sleeper agents’ were arrested in the US. It was the culmination of a decade-long investigation, and ten people, including Anna Chapman, were eventually swapped for four people held in Russia. At the time, the...

A New Engagement: Iran and the Global Community

09 March 2021, 14:00

This webinar, hosted by the Doha Forum in partnership with RUSI, draws together expert guests from the United States, Iran, and Europe to discuss the prospects of a new Iranian engagement. What shape will the engagement take, and in what ways will...

Boko Haram’s Past, Present and Future

08 March 2021, 14:00

The Royal United Services Institute and the Centre for African Conflict and Development are joining hands in a webinar panel of experts to discuss Boko Haram’s protracted insurgency, as well as the limitations, challenges, and future trajectories...

Signs of Change in Turkish Foreign Policy?

05 March 2021, 11:30

Following years of deteriorating relations with the European Union, the United States and Israel, Ankara appears to be interested in improving ties.  Turkey’s recent diplomatic outreach follows signs of a return to a more responsible fiscal policy...

Terrorism and the Media: Reporting in the UK - Paper Launch

04 March 2021, 14:00

RUSI’s year-long, two-phase ‘Terrorism and the Media’ project was an independent research effort funded by the office of the Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations Neil Basu, the UK’s Head of Counter-Terrorism Policing. The purpose of this...

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