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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.

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...

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...

Future Challenges in Economic Crime: A View from the SFO

08 October 2020, 14:00

RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies is delighted to welcome back the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Lisa Osofsky, for a discussion of the SFO’s current work and future priorities.  Ms Osofsky joined the SFO in August...

Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia on Georgia’s Pro-Western Foreign Policy Agenda, Security Threats and the Challenges Ahead

08 October 2020, 11:00

Addressing the key priorities of Georgia’s pro-Western foreign policy agenda, His Excellency Mr Giorgi Gakharia discusses Georgia’s progress and challenges in its path to European and Euro-Atlantic integration. Twelve years on since the Russian-...

US Election 2020: What's in Store for Sanctions?

06 October 2020, 14:00

Whether it is the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran, expanding economic pressure on Venezuela, responding to political developments in Hong Kong, or disagreements with the International Criminal Court, Washington's favoured foreign policy tool...

Book Launch - The Radical’s Journey: How German Neo-Nazis Voyaged to the Edge and Back

05 October 2020, 15:00

How and why do people become Neo-Nazis? How does it feel to be one? What makes one leave the movement? What is it like to be a former member? These issues are examined in detail in this important book.  Based on in-depth interviews with 40 German...

Predicting Environmental Disasters

05 October 2020, 15:00

Though CO2 emissions decreased somewhat as a result of coronavirus lockdowns, climate change remains a critical issue. Indeed, environmental disasters are continuing to wreak havoc around the world. Africa, Asia and the Middle East are plagued by an...

How effective are P/CVE mentorship programmes?

02 October 2020, 14:00

The fourth webinar in this series will provide insights into the role mentorship interventions play in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). Prevention is a vital pillar of counterterrorism (CT) strategies across the globe. Yet...

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and the Risk of Regional War

02 October 2020, 14:00

The fighting that has broken out around the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh is some of the most serious since the war that raged across the region in the early 1990s.  Following the ceasefire of 1994, Nagorno-Karabakh and seven other occupied...

Can National Security be Taught?

30 September 2020, 15:00

In 2017, Latvia’s parliament decided that the country should launch a pioneering national security curriculum. Starting in the 2018/2019 academic year, the curriculum has been rolled out at the country’s secondary schools; by 2025, all schools will...

Paper Launch - Decision Points: Rationalising the Armed Forces of European Medium Powers

30 September 2020, 14:00

ACCESS THE PAPER The return of great power competition makes hard power critical to ensuring national security. Technological advances and economic constraints, however, are making it more expensive and complex to field credible military...

Tech Startups and National Security: Concrete Steps for Better Collaboration

29 September 2020, 15:00

With the West’s strategic competitors now catching up and sometimes surpassing Western technological capabilities, the innovation gap is now an urgent issue. At this event, Alex Fox (Managing Partner, UK National Security Strategic Investment Fund...

Rethinking UK Security Policy – Inaugural Event for Rebalancing Expertise in Defence and Security

29 September 2020, 13:00

This discussion focuses on considering UK security policy – both domestic and international - and its role in developing and improving diversity and inclusion. There is often insufficient diversity in the voices contributing to important...

International Security in Transformation

28 September 2020, 16:00

At a time of such far-reaching changes, the RUSI International Security Studies research group is launching the International Security in Transformation initiative to explore the key developments reshaping security around the world. The...

Corruption and Finance in the UK: A Reality Check

25 September 2020, 13:15

Just four years after David Cameron’s vow to drive out corruption, the UK remains a destination of choice for money launderers across the globe. The Russia Report raised valid questions about the UK’s seemingly lax anti-corruption and illicit...

Africa in Perspective - Spotlight on West Africa

24 September 2020, 12:00

The event will consider measures to tackle the root causes of economic underdevelopment, climate change, insecurity and the ongoing violent conflicts between the state and non-state actors.  Particular attention will be given to initiatives to...

Ansar al Sunna: local trajectories of violent extremism in Kwale County, Kenya

24 September 2020, 9:00

Kwale County on Kenya’s south coast has experienced frequent, if sporadic and low-level, extremist violence over the last decade. Much of this has been interpreted by the media as a three-way battle for supremacy between al Shabaab loyalists,...

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