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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.

Can National Security be Taught?

30 September 2020, 15:00

In 2017, Latvia’s parliament decided that the country should launch a pioneering national security curriculum. Starting in the 2018/2019...

Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia on Georgia’s Pro-Western Foreign Policy Agenda, Security Threats and the Challenges Ahead

08 October 2020, 11:00

Addressing the key priorities of Georgia’s pro-Western foreign policy agenda, His Excellency Mr Giorgi Gakharia will discuss Georgia’s...

An Online Conversation with Two Former Spymasters

22 October 2020, 16:00

In this wide-ranging conversation, General Petraeus and Sir John Sawers will discuss the next big geopolitical and global security...

Haldane: The Forgotten Statesman Who Shaped Modern Britain

12 November 2020, 16:00

As a philosopher-statesman, Haldane’s groundbreaking proposals on defence, education and government structure were astonishingly ahead of...

How Spies Think: 10 Lessons in Intelligence

17 November 2020, 16:00

Intelligence officers discern the truth. They gather information - often contradictory or incomplete - and, with it, they build the most...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference (Rescheduled from Autumn 2020)

17 February 2021, 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...

The RUSI Transatlantic Forum: Stabilization and Counterinsurgency in Iraq

19 September 2006, 14:30

A Roundtable discussion with Dr. Nora Bensahel Senior Political Scientist RANDIt became readily clear in the months following the US led invasion of Iraq, that although the United States and it’s allies could wage a traditional military campaign...

Rwandan President delivers RUSI's First Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture

18 September 2006, 13:30

'The New Africa: Prospects For Sustainable Peace and Security 'Click here for the speechIn 2006 RUSI initiated a series of Africa-related activities in partnership with the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation, with the generous support of the...

Military History Circle: Aspects of the Algerian War, 1954-1962

15 September 2006, 11:15

Lunch     1215Lecture  1245Dr Stephen J Weiss, a former Research Associate at the Centre for Defence Studies, is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of War Studies. He holds two MA degrees, the first in Clinical Psychology from...

Managing Defence Diplomacy: Comparative Perspectives

13 September 2006, 7:30

Programme           Download Brochure Defence Diplomacy emerged during the late 1990s as an increasingly important tool for enhancing regional security, building confidence amongst allies and advancing broader national and multilateral...

NATO, the Mediterranean and the Broader Middle East: The Future

11 September 2006, 8:00

NATO has shown every intention of adapting to the new strategic environment of the twenty-first century, as it continues to secure a future for NATO in the post Cold War world. Today’s key threats - terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass...

150th Anniversary of the end of Crimean War (1853-1856)

01 August 2006, 10:00

RUSI is hosting a free Members’ Event to mark the 150th Anniversary of the end of Crimean War (1853-1856).1215-1300 Lunch (optional, £10) 1300-1440 LecturesThe Crimean War is credited as being the first modern war, employing trenches, blind...

NATO Transformation: Towards the Riga Summit and Beyond

20 July 2006, 8:00

This conference was organised ahead of the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Alliance’s Riga Summit. It was addressed by NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and the former Spanish...

Rules of Engagement: Controlling the Use of Force

18 July 2006, 8:00

Armed Forces deployed on operations may look upon their 'Rules of Engagement' (ROE) as either helpful guidelines or serious constraints in how they go about achieving their mission.  However, well planned and thoroughly prepared ROEs are essential...

Military History Circle: Manstein: Hitler’s Greatest General- The Triumph of Operational Virtuosity over Strategic Sense

10 July 2006, 11:15

Brigadier (P) R A M S Melvin is Director Operational Capability, UK Ministry of Defence. He was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1975. He has seen a variety of regimental service and staff (general and joint) employment in the <?xml:...

DARFUR: Towards a settlement

06 July 2006, 8:00

The signature of a peace agreement in May 2006 between the Sudanese government and one rebel group may pave the way for a settlement of the conflict in Darfur. This conference assessed the issue of current and future post-conflict stabilisation and...

Military History Circle: Monte Cassino and the Italian Campaign from the German Perspective

04 July 2006, 11:15

Ian Passingham joined the army as a private soldier and was later commissioned in the Royal Hampshire Regiment. Since 1995 he has been a writer and defence analyst. He is the author of Pillars of Fire: The Battle of Messines Ridge, June 1917 (2000)...

Docking Mechanisms: How will the European Defence Agency cooperate with partners?

26 June 2006, 8:00

Before Christmas EU Defence Ministers agreed to a Code of Conduct for defence procurement, designed to introduce foreign competition into EU countries’ defence procurement processes. The Code is just one of a host of European Defence Agency...

Technology for Security & Resilience 2006

26 June 2006, 7:30

Each component of a society plays an integral role in the provision of that nation’s security and resilience. These roles are complex and intertwined and can range from:• A government ensuring that the threats and risks that are faced are adequately...

Evolution of the British-American Special Relationship in the Defence Industry

21 June 2006, 8:00

The ‘Special Relationship’ between the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />UK and the US has evolved more recently through the alliance forged against terrorism and the joint vision of mutual...

Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus: Energy and Security

20 June 2006, 8:00

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Russia’s Presidency of the G8 comes at a time of important developments affecting energy demand and supply scenarios for Europe and the Asia-Pacific region....

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