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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.

Progressive Terrorism Studies Webinar Series – The Persistent Online Presence: The Shift in Platform  Exploitation  Over Time

14 July 2020, 14:00

How the Salafi-Jihadi movement has been able to exploit the internet to distribute their message has been a key concern of those seeking to...

The Ministry of Defence Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

15 July 2020, 13:00

In his speech, the Minister for the Armed Forces will discuss the role of the Ministry of Defence in mitigating the Covid-19 crisis and how...

189th RUSI Annual General Meeting

16 July 2020, 16:00

A notice of all business to be transacted at the meeting shall be posted on the Institute’s website, at least 14 days before the date of...

Launch of the Building Stronger Societies Webinar Series: Restricting Foreign Acquisitions for the Sake of National Security

17 July 2020, 11:00

In the past few months, an increasing number of Western countries - including Poland, Italy, Sweden and the UK - have announced new...

VJ Day 75 Years On: Reflections on the UK-Japan Relationship

13 August 2020, 10:00

15 August 2020 – VJ Day - marks both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War. The conclusion of years of hardship,...

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: Countering CBRN At Home and Abroad

23 September 2020, 9:00

The use of Chemical Weapons is a war crime. Yet chemical weapons have been used widely during the Syrian conflict, including the use of nerve agents, while in 2018 Russia conducted a nerve agent...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference

21 October 2020, 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...

Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea

09 March 2020, 10:00

Maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea is a pressing issue with ramifications both for the region and the wider world. A range of non-traditional security challenges from petro-piracy to maritime environmental degradation act as constraints on the...

International Women’s Day: Marking the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325

06 March 2020, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

UNSCR 1325 was a landmark resolution. It affirmed that peace and security efforts are more sustainable when women are equal partners in the prevention of violent conflict, the delivery of relief and recovery efforts, and the forging of lasting peace...

UK PONI Lockheed Martin Tour and Writing Workshop

03 March 2020, 9:00

The Ampthill facility supports a range of capabilities, including: air-land integration; battlespace management; ground-based air defense; weapons safety, integration and support. Furthermore, the facility’s portfolio includes complex mission...

RUSI Missile Defence and Space Conference 2020

26 February 2020, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

While a good deal of attention has been paid to the dynamic between missile salvos and missile defences at the strategic level, the emphasis of the field may well shift to the operational level of warfare in coming years. A step change in both the...

The Future of Economic Crime Policing in the UK

25 February 2020, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

This culminated in the launch of the first ever cross-government, public-private Economic Crime Plan in July 2019, which sought to get a grip on the problem by taking action along a number of policy, legislative and operational streams. Essential...

Protecting Advanced Economies Against Cyber Attacks

25 February 2020, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Dr Samantha Ravich, a member of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission – a bipartisan commission mandated by the US Congress, comprising leaders of federal security agencies as well as congressional leaders – and Vice Chair of President Trump’s...

RUSI Annual Security Lecture

24 February 2020, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

> Read the RUSI report on Data Analytics and Algorithms in Policing launched at this event. The Speech "Last night, I spoke to ‘Tony’ who is one of my sergeants who works on the Venice team. The Venice team have reduced moped enabled crime in...

UK PONI Roundtable: Lessons from the 1960s (TSR2 and Polaris) for the contemporary Defence Nuclear Enterprise.

20 February 2020, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

This event is for UK PONI members only. To become a member please email ukponi@rusi.orgDuring this period, Polaris missiles and Resolution class submarines were procured, with Polaris later upgraded under the Chevaline programme, whilst the nuclear...

UK Strategic Command Conference

18 February 2020, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

In 2012, the UK formed the Joint Forces Command to manage and deliver specific joint capabilities and lead on the conceptual component for Defence.  Seven years later in December 2019, Joint Forces Command transitioned into Strategic Command.  The...

Fighting with Pride: LGBTQ+ in the British Armed Forces

17 February 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this wide-ranging discussion, LGBTQ+ servicemen and women who have served in the British Armed Forces since the Second World War will discuss their remarkable lives. These are stories and profoundly moving testaments to loyalty, courage on the...

UK PONI Workshop: Introduction to Nuclear Weapons Policy

11 February 2020, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

UK PONI will hold a one-day workshop comprising a series of seminars from RUSI staff on nuclear policy basics, covering deterrence, disarmament, proliferation and nuclear programmes worldwide. This workshop is aimed at early career professionals...

Breakfast Briefing - The Politics of Arms Control: Getting Beyond Post-Cold War Pathologies and Finding Security in a Competitive Environment

11 February 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In this briefing, Dr Ford will assess the various objectives and motivations shaping arms control advocacy and policies in the post-Cold War period, and emphasise the central role that security plays in the Trump Administration’s arms control...

Britain in the World

10 February 2020, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

  Conference Information Britain’s departure from the European Union signals the beginning of new challenges, opportunities and priorities. Foreign policy will have to explore how Britain fits into a new competitive and more state-based...

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 threats to the UK’s national security. Lord Evans will...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath

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 say ‘goodbye to all that’.  Even before the war’s...

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