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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., Aug 21 2019

RUSI Members Only

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2019

18 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

He will also discuss the need for maintaining and enhancing military capability across defence in an ever-changing operational environment. Speaker Biography Air Marshal Richard Knighton CB joined...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing - Operating in Russia: High Risks with Little Return?

19 November 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The diplomatic relationship between Russia and the West has been difficult for some years and was particularly exacerbated in 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military intervention in...

RUSI Members Only

Tipping Point: Britain, Brexit and Security in the 2020s

26 November 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

Britain is facing unprecedented security challenges in the 2020s. The decade to come will not be as favourable as the two past decades. For a country as 'globalised' as Britain, security challenges...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: Intelligence Assessment and Policy Making - Lord Butler’s Lessons, Fifteen Years On

04 December 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In the aftermath of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a Committee of Privy Counsellors under Lord Butler of Brockwell was asked to review the pre-war intelligence on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and...

RUSI Members Only

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

11 December 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 to...

RUSI Members Only

Professor Azar Gat on Has War been Declining: Why and Where?

27 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

While the world has become more peaceful than ever before, there is still much to worry about in terms of security and no place for complacency. Recent years have seen vicious wars in south and...

RUSI Members Only

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath, 1919

31 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 11 November 1918, Douglas Haig must have welcomed his imminent release from the immense burdens he had stoically borne for three years. He appreciated, however, that he would not yet be able to...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: Countering Cyber Risk - Threats, Responses and Future Trends

05 February 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Recent research suggests that business leaders now see cyber security as the top risk to their businesses, and the British Government has publicly stated that cyber is one of only three top tier...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing - UK Security Policy After Brexit

18 March 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The economic consequences of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal have received significant attention, but a no-deal Brexit would also have important security implications. Currently, as...

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“Changing Times, Changing Treason?" A Lecture by the New Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

09 September 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

This speech will reflect on whether the UK’s treason law needs to be updated to address the phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters who...

Elisabeth Braw on the Stasi’s Cold War Espionage Campaign inside the Church

25 September 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

East Germany only existed for a short forty years but in that time the Stasi developed a highly successful ‘church department’, using...

Megan Butler on Turning Technology Against Financial Crime

23 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Technology has brought about a step change in how financial crime is committed, with much of the direct threat to customers having now...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2019

30 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC was appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff in June 2019. Commissioned in 1990, his operational...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2019

18 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

He will also discuss the need for maintaining and enhancing military capability across defence in an ever-changing operational environment...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2019 Conference

13 November 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Modern Deterrence Autumn 2019 conference will examine the connection between defence and offence in deterring greyzone threats; it will also examine deterrence of aggression triggered by climate...

STRIKE: From Concept to Force

20 June 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

This is certainly the case with the British Army’s Strike Concept. The idea for a rapidly deployable, mobile force was inspired by France’s 2013 intervention in Mali. However, Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, and the subsequent NATO summit, led...

Peace in our time? A conversation with Dr Saeb Erekat

19 June 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Palestinian people are still without a state, and the peace process with Israel has not moved forward in years. A proposed 'Deal of the Century' launched by the US Administration has been much talked about, but very little information has as to...

Understanding Domestic Corruption in the UK

18 June 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Despite the UK’s sustained focus on combatting corruption, the scale and types of domestic corruption in the UK remain poorly understood.UK anti-corruption policies have historically evolved to address potential UK involvement in overseas corruption...

Alfred Nobel and the Causes of Peace

18 June 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel, the arms manufacturer and deterrence enthusiast, signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris. When it was opened and read after his death, the will caused a lot of controversy both in...

The Eastern Partnership: The Next 10 Years

18 June 2019, 11:45
RUSI Whitehall

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, at its time a pioneering effort in strengthening relations between the European Union and a group of neighbouring countries, some of whom valued the EU’s abilities to boost the...

Countering Malicious Use of Social Media

18 June 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

In late 2018 NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence explored the risks posed by the vast amount of personal information disseminated online. A number of highly publicised cases have shown how an actor with malicious intent can collect...

UK PONI Annual Conference 2019

13 June 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The 2019 Annual Conference will gather established and emerging experts from academia, industry, government and the military to share insights and debate on a broad range of civil and military topics, including UK nuclear deterrence discourse,...

UK PONI: SIGNAL Wargame

12 June 2019, 14:00

UK PONI will be hosting a research study in collaboration with the Project on Nuclear Gaming (PoNG), a University of California-Berkeley (UCB) led effort in partnership with experts and practitioners from Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and...

Paper Launch: A Civil Approach to Tackling Criminal Finances

11 June 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

This approach forms part of a long-standing global policy imperative which acknowledges that prison sentences have only a limited impact against criminality in the longer term; using powers which remove wealth from the criminal economy serves to...

Reflections on D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

30 May 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

The Normandy Landings that took place on 6 June 1944 involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply enormous. What followed was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as...

Roundtable on HMG responses to illicit financial flows in South Sudan

30 May 2019, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

International actors are critical partners in ending the movement of illicit financial flows through and out of South Sudan. South Sudan is estimated to have lost $6.8 billion in illicit financial flows since 2012, due in large part to weak state...

Modern Deterrence Conference 2019

29 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

To deter modern warfare techniques and other emerging threats, Western countries need comprehensive defence strategies and plans. Given that hybrid warfare (also known as threshold or grey zone warfare) targets civil society as much as armed forces...

Launch Event: Task Force on the Future of UK Sanctions Policy

28 May 2019, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union it is at a critical juncture of its sanctions policy. While the government has established the necessary architecture to continue to design and implement sanctions after Brexit, it is less clear how...

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