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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.

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,...

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'...

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...

Military History Circle - Hitler, Blitzkrieg and the Revolution in Military Affairs

14 March 2008, 12:45

In this paper Adam Tooze will explore the ways in which the military history of Nazi Germany has figured in recent debates about the Revolution in Military Affairs. Does the version of history invoked in them match what we know about the way in...

Whitehall Dialogue - The Butler Report: Implications for Public Administration

11 March 2008, 12:45

Presentation by the Rt Hon Lord Butler of Brockwell KG GCB CVO PC, Master of University College, Oxford and former Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service.In February 2004, it was announced that Lord Butler would chair an...

NATO's Contribution to Conflict Prevention in Europe

11 March 2008, 10:00

A Lecture by Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, former NATO Secretary GeneralDespite the efforts which governments undertake, conflict prevention remains the most unglamorous, least documented and easily forgotten of diplomatic and military endeavours. A...

The Ninth RUSI Missile Defence Conference

28 February 2008, 8:00

Click here to view Conference Presentations > With a NATO Summit in Bucharest scheduled for April 2008, official and industry studies will have been completed on the matter of how the US European Site, in Poland and the Czech Republic,...

The Ethics of Autonomous Military Systems

27 February 2008, 9:00

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />Automated weaponry has existed in some form for a very long time. In 1139, Pope Innocent II forbade the use of a dangerous new weapon against fellow Christians. It...

Military History Circle - The Development of Early RAF Doctrine

22 February 2008, 12:45

In this presentation Group Captain Parton will briefly consider what doctrine is, before examining the RAF’s early doctrine, and addressing both why it was needed and what it actually contained.  The contents may come as something of a surprise, as...

Middle East Forum

19 February 2008, 12:30

The Iranian Impact on Global Security - An Israeli PerspectiveThe Iranian nuclear programme remains a source of international and regional concern. Although the release of the US National Intelligence Estimate report in December 2007 raised doubts...

AFRICOM and Africa–US Security

18 February 2008, 8:30

The Royal United Services Institute was delighted to host General William Ward, Commander, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), who presented the keynote address at the 'AFRICOM and Africa – US Security' conference.Read a summary of and listen to...

Transatlantic Film Forum: The Boys from Baghdad High

13 February 2008, 18:00

It’s back to school time. A group of Iraqi boys are returning to their classroom for their last year in high school in the world’s most dangerous city - Baghdad. The four friends are Christian, Kurdish, Shia and Sunni. Will their friendship survive...

Zimbabwe: Crisis, Reconstruction and Security

07 February 2008, 8:30

The crisis in Zimbabwe continues unabated, with the country’s simultaneous and interlocking economic, political and security crises edging the nation ever further into the unknown. As was  demonstrated at  the December 2007 EU – AU summit, Zimbabwe...

Climate Change, Migration and Security

06 February 2008, 14:00

RUSI’s Climate Change & Security Programme welcomed Dr. Robert McLeman to discuss ‘Climate Change, Migration and Security’, the second in our series of lectures on the security dimensions of climate change. In this presentation, Dr. McLeman...

Polish Lessons Learned from Operations and Defence Transformation

04 February 2008, 14:45

A Lecture by General Franciszek Gagor, Chief of Defence Staff of Poland Strong Polish support to multinational operations in Iraq & Afghanistan, as well as close political/military ties with the United States, have led to the common perception...

Whitehall Dialogue - Media and War: Shaping Public Opinion

31 January 2008, 12:45

Presentation by Peter Riddell, Chief Political Commentator of The Times.This meeting will incorporate discussion on:The impact of 24 hour news, satellites and the internet shaping public opinion and influencing expectations;The instant reporting of...

MoD Briefing: Implementation of Through Life Capability Management

31 January 2008, 9:30

Through Life Capability Management (TLCM) was introduced as a central theme of the Defence Acquisition Change Programme initiated in 2006.  Over the past year the MoD has largely completed the design and launch of TLCM and has had the opportunity to...

Britain and Afghanistan

30 January 2008, 13:00

Presentation by Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, KCMG, LVO, British Ambassador to Kabul. Sir Sherard has been Ambassador to Afghanistan since May 2007. He previously served as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2003 to 2007, Ambassador to Israel, and...

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