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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.

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...

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 will discuss Georgia’s...

An Online Conversation with Two Former Spymasters

22 October 2020, 16:00

In this wide-ranging conversation, General Petraeus and Sir John Sawers will discuss the next big geopolitical and global security...

Haldane: The Forgotten Statesman Who Shaped Modern Britain

12 November 2020, 16:00

As a philosopher-statesman, Haldane’s groundbreaking proposals on defence, education and government structure were astonishingly ahead of...

How Spies Think: 10 Lessons in Intelligence

17 November 2020, 16:00

Intelligence officers discern the truth. They gather information - often contradictory or incomplete - and, with it, they build the most...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference (Rescheduled from Autumn 2020)

17 February 2021, 9:00

RUSI Modern Deterrence conference in partnership with the NATO Public Diplomacy Division.With threats and aggression facing liberal democracies increasing, national security is more important today...

Modern Deterrence Conference Autumn 2019

13 November 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

This conference examined the connection between defence and offence in deterring greyzone threats; it also examined deterrence of aggression triggered by climate change. Deterrence is, by definition, about psychology: how does an actor convince...

A Discussion with Ilham Ahmed, Co-Chair of the Syrian Democratic Council

11 November 2019, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

Ms Ahmed discussed the latest developments in Northern Syria and exploring possibilities for political reconciliation.Ms Ahmed currently serves as Co-Chair of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), a coalition of multiethnic organisations representing...

Professor Philip Bobbitt on the Impeachment of a US President

11 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Professor Bobbitt, the co-author of Impeachment: A Handbook, described the constitutional context of Presidential impeachment and dispelled a number of popular myths about the process and its history. He also discussed the current...

Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin on the American Handshake: Building Trust and the Future of U.S. Alliances

05 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this discussion, Congresswoman Slotkin offered her views on the value and future of U.S. alliances and how the ‘American handshake’ relies on building trust, both at home and abroad. Speaker Biography Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin serves the...

Down and Out in Pyongyang and London

04 November 2019, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

Project SANDSTONE’s latest investigation, conducted in conjunction with The Times, revealed how North Korea’s coal smuggling networks continued to use UK registered companies to evade UN sanctions imposed on the country following its nuclear and...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2019

30 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC was appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff in June 2019. Commissioned in 1990, his operational service has involved the Iran/Iraq Tanker War, security duties in the Falklands, NATO embargo operations in the...

Megan Butler on Turning Technology Against Financial Crime

23 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Technology has brought about a step change in how financial crime is committed, with much of the direct threat to customers having now moved online. In her lecture, Megan discussed how the FCA is turning technology against criminals, from a world...

UK PONI Nuclear Technology Workshop

23 October 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

UK PONI will hold a one-day workshop covering the basics of nuclear technology including fuel cycles, nuclear weapons and delivery systems aimed at early career professionals working in the nuclear policy field but without a scientific or...

Trump and NATO

Bluster: Donald Trump's War on Terror with Professor Peter Neumann

15 October 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Defeating terrorism was one of Donald Trump's key campaign promises. But there is no easy way to make sense of Donald Trump's war on terror. Is it all bluster, aimed at mobilising his base, or does it represent a genuine shift from previous...

Breakfast Briefing: Policing the UK in an Evolving Threat Landscape

15 October 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In this briefing, Lord Hogan-Howe will discuss how UK policing needs to adapt to the changing nature of international security threats. He will also consider what reforms may be needed to ensure the police are able to keep pace with the rapidly...

European Defence: The Challenge of Strategic Autonomy

14 October 2019, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

Europe is increasingly required to assume greater responsibility for its own security. The debate about strengthening Europe’s abilities to use force in extreme situations or, more broadly, to act in defence of its own interests is increasingly...

A Conversation with HRH Prince Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Kingdom

14 October 2019, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Tensions in the Gulf region have soared following a drone and missile attack on Saudi oil facilities, and the Kingdom is faced with a plethora of security challenges. These come at a time of extensive social and economic reforms inside the Kingdom....

Our Boys: The Story of a Falklands Paratrooper

12 October 2019, 18:00

IIn her book Our Boys: The Story of a Falklands Paratrooper, Parr draws on the experiences of the people who were there and the personal story of her uncle David, who was killed during the conflict.She highlighted the prominent role of the Parachute...

NATO Beyond 70

10 October 2019, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Fifty days before NATO’s Leaders Meeting in London, the Ambassadors to NATO of Estonia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom reflected on NATO’s achievements as it turns seventy. They also considered how the Alliance should consolidate its...

Information, Security and Democracy

30 September 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In a world of fake news, how important is the governance of the internet? And how significant is the digital aspect to modern-day activism? These and other questions will be addressed during this discussion, that will contemplate the significance of...

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