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Events

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.

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2018

04 September 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this centenary year of the Royal Air Force, the world’s oldest independent air force, Air Marshal Stringer will reflect on what...

Members’ Event - UK Future Combat Air Strategy

24 October 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

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

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...

Is Space the New Cyber?: Uk Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

02 October 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

As well as outlining the space threat landscape, it will also provide an opportunity to explore current understanding of dependencies, vulnerabilities and solutions.Conversations about space across...

The Protection of Civilians in Conflict

08 May 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

The nature of modern warfare is rapidly changing and, in recent years, has been defined by: protracted and complex conflicts; fluctuating geopolitical allegiances; challenges to multilateralism; and the prominence of non-state actors. As we have...

Nuclear Diplomacy in South Asia

03 May 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Dr. Yusuf will discuss high-stakes diplomacy between the two nuclear armed neighbours, India and Pakistan, and examine crisis management and specifically the role of international diplomacy in preventing major conflict. At a time of high tensions...

Virtual Currencies and Financial Crime: Assessing the Risk and Evaluating the Response

02 May 2018, 15:30
RUSI Whitehall

Virtual currencies (VCs) including Bitcoin are new technologies that have been hailed as vehicles for innovation in payments services; financial inclusion; and enabling greater speed and efficiency in cross-border value transfer. As with other...

Artificial Intelligence, Prediction and Criminal Justice Decision-Making

02 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Advances in AI technology have enabled the development of sophisticated algorithmic tools underpinned by machine learning, which are used to support decision-making and risk assessment for policing and criminal justice purposes. While these...

Breakfast Briefing: Financial and Security Responses to Russia

02 May 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In the aftermath of the Salisbury attack and the retaliatory strikes by the USA, France and the UK against the Syrian regime after its use of chemical weapons in Douma, tensions between Russia and the UK remain extremely high. The UK has not yet...

Understanding the Factors Contributing to Radicalisation Among Central Asian Labour Migrants in Russia

01 May 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The paper assesses the factors contributing to radicalisation, including the role of economic migration. The study also considers the resilience in place constraining further radicalisation. It has recommendations for Russia and and Central Asian...

Book Launch – The Merchant of Syria

30 April 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The book goes well beyond an intimate view of the merchant’s extraordinary life, to explore Syria’s long mercantile tradition, and to contextualise the turbulent backdrop against which his life was lived. It considers his business ethic and...

Roundtable: The State of Turkish-Israeli Relations

26 April 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Dr Louis Fishman, assistant professor of Modern Middle East history at Brooklyn College, City University of New York will discuss the state of relations and what it means for the Middle East at a time of heightened tensions across the region. The...

James Holland on the War in the West: A Reassessment

24 April 2018, 11:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Second World War remains enduringly compelling and the subject of new generations of computer games, movies, documentary films and, of course, books. Yet so much of the narrative as depicted remains mired in myth and assumed knowledge. In this...

Cyber Crime – The Challenges for UK Business

20 April 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Cyber criminals are broadening their efforts and expanding their strategic modus operandi to achieve higher value pay-outs from UK citizens, organisations and institutions. Even when key individuals responsible for the most damaging cyber criminal...

Services' Family Accommodation: The Home Front

19 April 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Professor Louth, Professor Taylor, Dr Twort and Dr Thompson from King’s College, London, have spent 18 months researching the intent of the Ministry of Defence’s Future Accommodation Model and the drivers for Service families’ accommodation...

Strategic Alliance or Axis of Convenience: Can Moscow use Beijing as a Counterpoint to its Confrontation with the West?

19 April 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

One option that is increasingly being made prominent once again is Moscow’s relationship with Beijing. During recent visits to Moscow, both the Defence and Foreign Minister’s highlighted the strength of their relationship, while Defence Minister Wei...

POSTPONED - Film Showing: Les Chevaliers Du Ciel (Sky Fighters)

18 April 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In the English speaking world, fans of air combat in mainstream films have essentially had to rely on the classic 1980s Top Gun.Few have seen the 2005 French film Les Chevaliers Du Ciel by Gérard Pirès which features even more spectacular and far...

Ending the Suffering in Yemen: What Can Be Done?

17 April 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Yemen conflict has entered its fourth year, creating what the UN has called the world’s largest humanitarian emergency. With 22 million people requiring lifesaving assistance and ongoing attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure by...

Transatlantic Traumas: A discussion with Professor Stanley R. Sloan on the future of the West

16 April 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

These are traumatic times for transatlantic relations and particularly for those who believe in liberal democracy and the concept and values represented by “the West.” In his latest book, Transatlantic traumas: Has illiberalism brought the West to...

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