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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.

Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence

20 August 2020, 16:00

Intelligence agencies provide critical information to national security and foreign policy decision makers, but spying also poses inherent...

Ahead of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly – Can Multilateralism be Rebuilt for a Post-Covid World: A Conversation Between The Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander and Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens

14 September 2020, 16:00

This wide-ranging conversation will cover the multilateral response to the Covid- 19 crisis to date and will look ahead to the key themes...

Building Stronger Societies Webinar Series: Organising Ourselves for the Next Crisis

16 September 2020, 16:00

When the coronavirus pandemic struck the world, a fact that had previously not been considered critical became obvious: most Western...

Tom Tugendhat on Reappraising UK Foreign Policy Towards China

22 September 2020, 10:30

The coronavirus crisis and the introduction of a new security law in Hong Kong has underlined the need for a better understanding of China'...

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...

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

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...

An address by General Xiong Guangkai

09 May 2008, 12:00

As the balance of power in East Asia tips towards Beijing and China’s economic influence is felt world-wide, China’s military development has been subject to increasing scrutiny. General Xiong will provide an insight into China's national security...

2008 RUSI Air Power Conference - Air Power in the Joint Campaign

07 May 2008, 7:00

Conventional wisdom and current experiences, point to conflicts of the future being complex, multi-dimensional and dangerous endeavours which demand a Joint and integrated approach as part of a wider cross-Government response.  Therefore, whilst Air...

2008 Global Leadership Forum - America and the World Beyond 2008

01 May 2008, 8:00

A Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, Princeton Project on National Security, Newsweek International and Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP event.To watch videos, read the conference blog and more, see

Whitehall Dialogue - Russia: A Global Player and Partner?

30 April 2008, 11:45

Presentation by His Excellency Mr Yury Fedotov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Court of St James's.The national security of Russia cannot be ensured outside the global and regional context, for there can be no islets of stability in a...

Military History Circle - Cochrane: The Real Master and Commander

25 April 2008, 12:15

Dr David Cordingly will examine some of the astonishing feats which Lord Cochrane achieved as a frigate captain in the Napoleonic Wars and later as commander of the navies of Chile and Brazil. A bold, impulsive and controversial figure, Cochrane...

Members' Lecture: Summits - Some 'Lessons' from History

23 April 2008, 17:30

In his latest book, Summits: Six Meetings Which Shaped the Twentieth Century, Professor David Reynolds draws on material gleaned from newly opened archives. He reconstructs six case studies of modern summitry and explores the dynamics of how world...

Protecting the Critical National Infrastructure

16 April 2008, 8:00

Protecting the Critical National Infrastructure and ensuring the continuation of political, social and economic activity is vital to the UK. As a modern ‘just-in-time' society is becoming increasingly dependent on goods and services distributed...

Turkish Foreign Policy; challenges and opportunities

14 April 2008, 15:00

“Turkish Foreign Policy; challenges and opportunities”A Lecture by Ali Babacan, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Turkey’s strategic environment is unique and its desire to support the West’s common objectives long-standing. Turkey is of critical...

Members' Lecture - 'Mission Accomplished?' The Other Side of Ancient Roman Militarism

11 April 2008, 11:15

Professor Mary Beard will address the implications of the Roman triumph (as a celebration of imperialism and military might) and the questions it raises about military power and “victory” in the modern age.  While the Romans were the greatest...

RUSI-AFJ Conference on Japan-UK Security Co-operation

03 April 2008, 8:00

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POSTPONED - NATO Operations in the 21st Century

31 March 2008, 9:00

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE. As NATO heads towards its sixtieth anniversary, the Alliance remains involved in Afghanistan, one of the most challenging stabilisation missions in its history....

Countering Asymmetric Taliban Strategies in Afghanistan

26 March 2008, 9:30

NATO forces in Afghanistan possess an overwhelming advantage over their opponent insurgent forces in firepower. Yet, despite this, they have been unable to defeat, or decisively rout the Taliban forces. Although the insurgents might be militarily...

RUSI - PPRO 'Kashmir at the cross-roads: pitfalls on the path to conflict resolution'

19 March 2008, 13:30

In May 2007, President Musharraf stated that Indo-Pakistan relations had made unprecedented and reasonable progress. He stressed the need for conflict resolution in the Kashmir dispute over which both sides had fought three wars and multiple...

Whitehall Dialogue / Middle East Forum – Israel: Threat Perceptions and Feelings of Security

19 March 2008, 12:45

His Excellency Mr Ron Prosor, Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St James’s will lead a joint Whitehall Dialogue / Middle East Forum on: ‘Israel: Threat Perceptions and Feelings of Security’’. This year, Israel celebrates its 60th anniversary....

DIMDEX Maritime Defence Conference 2008: Challenges, Capabilities, and Co-operation

18 March 2008, 9:00

For more info please visit the RUSI(Qatar) site