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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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E.g., Sep 22 2018

RUSI Members Only

RUSI Whitehall Paper Launch - Security in Northern Europe: Deterrence, Defence and Dialogue

23 October 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

The volume looks at how key NATO allies can respond to the changing strategic situation through a successful mix of effective deterrence, a credible ability to fight, and constructive dialogue with...

RUSI Members Only

Members’ Event - UK Future Combat Air Strategy

24 October 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The government has been reviewing the future combat air strategy for the UK, based on the need to replace Typhoon in the 2030s. An extensive programme of work has been conducted in government on the...

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Book Launch: The Hall of Mirrors by Jim Storr

05 November 2018, 17:30

What can we learn from war, and warfare, in the 20th century? Surprisingly, the question has not been addressed. After the First World War, four empires ceased to exist and eight new countries were...

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RUSI Modern Deterrence Conference 2018: Securing Societies

06 November 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The conference will launch RUSI’s Modern Deterrence programme, which will run over the next four years with the aim of better defining the concept. In recent months, the notion of Modern Deterrence...

Defence Policy

Invite Only

Breakfast Briefing: The US Mid-term Elections 2018

08 November 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

President Donald Trump’s ability to govern in the final two years of his first term will hinge upon the outcome of the 6 November US mid-term elections. This briefing will reflect on the current...

RUSI Members Only

Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule The World And How to Take It Back

09 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

From the passport-vendors of St Kitts and Nevis, to the secrecy vendors of Nevada, to the property vendors of Knightsbridge, it exposes a system where, if you're rich enough, whoever you are,...

RUSI Members Only

The Zinoviev Letter: A Century of Fake News?

27 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Zinoviev Letter of 1924, encouraging the British proletariat to greater revolutionary effort, was apparently sent by Grigori Zinoviev, head of the Bolshevik propaganda organisation, to the...

Invite Only

Breakfast Briefing - Controlling China: Big Data and Artificial Intelligence are Xi Jinping's 'Fourth Magic Weapon'

10 December 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Artificial intelligence and big data may represent an industrial revolution, but combined with recognition technologies and existing systems of social control they may also usher in a revolution in...

RUSI Members Only

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

11 December 2018, 18:00

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the RUSI Christmas Party from 1900 to 2030. This event is open...

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The Afghanistan-Pakistan Relationship: Quest for Regional Peace

24 September 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Eid ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban offered hope for the stagnated peace process in Afghanistan. However, the...

Cyber Strategy: The Evolving Character of Power and Coercion

01 October 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Are cyber operations as revolutionary as the headlines suggest?  Do they compel rival states and alter international politics? By examining...

Soldiers of Character: Research Report

03 October 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Complementing work by the Jubilee Centre about virtues in professional practice and public service, the Soldiers of Character research...

Ukraine’s Security and Its Importance to the UK

08 October 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

“Our commitment to Ukraine remains unwavering”, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told his hosts during his recent visit to Kyiv. And...

RUSI Whitehall Paper Launch - Security in Northern Europe: Deterrence, Defence and Dialogue

23 October 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The volume looks at how key NATO allies can respond to the changing strategic situation through a successful mix of effective deterrence, a...

Ukraine’s Security and Its Importance to the UK

08 October 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

“Our commitment to Ukraine remains unwavering”, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told his hosts during his recent visit to Kyiv. And there is no doubt that Britain’s commitment to Ukrainehas been...

RUSI Modern Deterrence Conference 2018: Securing Societies

06 November 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The conference will launch RUSI’s Modern Deterrence programme, which will run over the next four years with the aim of better defining the concept. In recent months, the notion of Modern Deterrence...

Is Space the New Cyber? UK Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

16 January 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Conversations about space across the UK government are dominated by the military and industry.  Despite broad agreement across other government departments on the importance of space, there seems to...

Missile Defence Conference 2019: Beyond Ballistic Missiles? Missile Defence in an Era of Great Power Competition

13 February 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The purpose of the conference will be to explore the ways in which missile defence programmes will have to adapt in an era where rogue states are not the bete noire of the international order. In...

Antonio Giustozzi on The Islamic State in Khorasan

05 July 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

So-called Islamic State began to appear in what it calls Khorasan (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia, Iran and India) in 2014. Reports of its presence were at first dismissed as propaganda, but during 2015 it became clear that IS had a serious...

Reforming the SARs Regime: Legislative, Regulatory and Technical Challenges

05 July 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The system for reporting suspicious financial activity in the UK is recognised as not fitting the needs of the 21st century. The global standards on which the regime is based are several decades old. The emergence of public-private partnerships for...

Think Tanks in the 21st Century: Engaging Youth and Use of Technology

03 July 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world's oldest independent think tank on international defence and security. Founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, RUSI has been providing forward thinking, free discussion and careful reflection on...

Rules for Modernising UK Defence: Enough of the Negativity

03 July 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Speech Thank you also to RUSI – to Peter and all the others here who have facilitated this event today.  I have, over the last week, thought at length over what I was going to say today. I am enormously grateful to be given the chance by RUSI to...

Money Laundering and the London Property Market

02 July 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

At the global Anti-Corruption Summit in May 2016, PM David Cameron emphasised the need to “clean up our property market right here in London.” This turned attention to the role of professional services firms, especially lawyers, accountants and real...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture: Fear of Abandonment - Australia’s Response to Changing Global Orders

29 June 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In its recent Foreign Policy White Paper, the Australian Government described how the ‘significant forces of change’ buffeting the international system are reshaping Australia’s region ‘in ways without precedent’ in its modern history.Drawing on...

The Future of the Internet

28 June 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The importance of the Internet continues to grow. The emergence of social media has placed the Internet at the centre of social life and now the Internet of Things is connecting manifold objects and systems. However, the relentless move of commerce...

Estonian Defence Minister on European Security in the Run-Up to the NATO Summit

27 June 2018, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

The roundtable will focus on ‘European Security in the run-up to the NATO Summit,’ and will amongst others address the upcoming NATO Summit, European security, cybersecurity and European troops in Estonia.Speaker BiographyJüri Luik has been the...

The Future of Economic Crime: Public/Private Partnership in the Recovery of Criminal Assets

27 June 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

A position paper with points to consider during the discussion will be made available prior to the event.The invitees include figures in government, law enforcement, the insurance and financial services industries, the criminal justice system, and...

Roots of Restraint in War

25 June 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The lack of respect of the Laws of Armed Conflict (LoAC), also known as International Humanitarian Law (IHL), by numerous parties in today’s conflicts - whether by state or non-state actors - along with the proliferation of decentralized non-state...

Nia Griffith on Labour’s Defence Policy

25 June 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

In her lecture, Nia discussed what defence policy would look like under the next Labour Government, in the context of the work being undertaken by the UK Ministry of Defence as part of the Modernising Defence Programme. The Speech It is a great...

Contribution of Advanced Analytics to AML Supervision and Enforcement

20 June 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The objective will be to promote a common understanding and international dialogue on how these methods may complement FIUs’ tactical analysis of SARs or enhance supervisors’ risk mapping, and which dataset(s) may provide an effective and...

Under 35s Forum with Chief of the General Staff, General Mark Carleton-Smith and Army Sergeant Major, WO1 Glenn Haughton.

20 June 2018, 8:00

This unique event will offer forum members the opportunity to participate in a private, informal and off-the-record discussion with General Mark Carleton-Smith and WO1 Glenn Haughton.Speaker BiographyGeneral Mark Carleton-Smith was educated at...

Finance and Human Rights: The Role of Financial Institutions in Combatting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

19 June 2018, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

The CFCS studies issues at the intersection of finance and security, including the way in which finance and financial institutions can contribute to the disruption of priority threats. These threats include human trafficking and modern slavery, on...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2018

19 June 2018, 9:00

This year's conference will be held on 19-20 June at Church House in Westminster.Further details of the RUSI Land Warfare Conferences are available at RUSI.org/LandwarfareFor sponsorship opportunities please contact: landwarfare@rusi.orgFurther...

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