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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.

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...

President Hassan Rouhani. Image courtesy of www.kremlin.ru.

Iran's role in Regional and Global Security - The view from Tehran and London

30 October 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

Despite the hopes and expectations, more than two years after the announcement of the Iran deal in July 2015 tensions between the West and Iran remain high and, especially over the past few months, the risk that the deal will fail to translate into...

Armageddon & Paranoia with Sir Rodric Braithwaite

25 October 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

On both sides of the Iron Curtain, dedicated scientists cracked the secrets of nature, dutiful military men planned to use the bomb in war, politicians contemplated an intolerable decision. Patriotic citizens acquiesced in the idea that their...

What Next in Syria?

25 October 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Syria is the defining humanitarian crisis of our time with 400,000 Syrians killed and 10 million people - half of all Syrians - driven from their homes. Recent developments in conflict dynamics in Syria have contributed to a reduction of violence in...

POSTPONED: Social Media and Terrorist Finance: Vulnerabilities and Responses

25 October 2017, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

Social media companies face increased pressure from leaders to take a greater responsibility in the combating of terrorism and extremism. The debate has largely centred on the ease with which extremist content can be promoted and distributed on...

Preventing Organised Crime - European Approaches and Responses in Practice and Policy

23 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

This is the 9th conference of the EU-funded project ‘Research Network on Organised Crime 2017–2019’.  The conference will be hosted as the Annual Conference 2017 of RUSI’s Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research (SHOC). The event will bring...

Anatomy of a Campaign: The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940

20 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The British campaign in Norway in 1940 was an ignominious and abject failure. It is perhaps best known as the fiasco which directly led to the fall of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and his replacement by Winston Churchill.Drawing on his...

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CANCELLED Disarmament after the Nuclear Ban Treaty

19 October 2017, 18:00

On the 20 September 2017 an international treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons opened for signature at the UN. The treaty was adopted following the vote of 122 states in favour of the text, and it is anticipated that all these states will...

East Asia's Power Vacuum and its Global Implications

19 October 2017, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

The international community is surrounded by looming uncertainty. The power vacuum in East Asia is resulting in significant challenges to the rule of law; provocations by North Korea have elevated the crisis on the Korean Peninsula to serious global...

Book Launch - A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi'is

19 October 2017, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Islam’s Great DivideThe 1400-year-old schism between Sunnis and Shi‘is has rarely been as toxic as it is today, feeding wars and communal strife in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and many other countries, with tensions between Saudi...

Navigating Security and Democracy in Kenya: Ambassador Dr Monica Juma and Ambassador Dr Martin Kimani

12 October 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this private event, two major figures in the Government of Kenya will discuss the challenge of navigating democracy and security at this critical time. Ambassador Monica Juma, D.Phil, CBS is Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

Learning the Lessons from Dereliction of Duty to Chilcot: Political-Military Decision Making in the Twenty-first Century

11 October 2017, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

In his book Dereliction of Duty, H. R. McMaster (now President Trump’s National Security Advisor) delivers a painful analysis of the failure of political-military decision making in the early days of the US commitment in Vietnam. It recognises...

OPEN TO ALL - Saudi Arabia: On The Path To Reform?

09 October 2017, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

Mohammed al Yahya, Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council will discuss the challenges facing Saudi Arabia at a time of social and economic change, analysing the role of recently promoted Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and providing insight...

POSTPONED: Brexit, The Courts and Dreams of Empire

05 October 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

This event will explore the notions of the UK Supreme Court and the Constitution in light of Brexit as well as Brexit through the Lenses of Empire with Reflections on Franchise and Citizenship.The UK Supreme Court, the Constitution and BrexitAfter...

The Last Ring Home

04 October 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Last Ring Home is a tribute to Lt Dial, the producer's grandfather, and all members of the Greatest Generation. It is also a journey of self-discovery, having an impact on the filmmaker, his wider family and many other people in its wake. This...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2017

04 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The next eight years represent a continuing period of fundamental yet exciting change for the Royal Air Force as they adapt the way they are organised, both in the UK and on operations. Against a backdrop of Lord Trenchard’s contribution to UK...

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