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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.

Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories and the Hunt for Putin’s Agents

10 March 2021, 16:00

In 2010, a group of Russian deep cover ‘sleeper agents’ were arrested in the US. It was the culmination of a decade-long investigation, and...

We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People

17 March 2021, 16:00

Bellingcat has redefined the way we think about news, politics, and the digital future. Its founder tells the story of how he and his team...

Future War and the Defence of Europe

01 April 2021, 16:00

Europeans should be under no illusion: unless they do far more for their own defence, and do this very differently, all that they now take...

Combat Air Power 2021: Competing Visions for the Future

24 March 2021, 9:30

Each of the three efforts is aiming to eventually field a family of systems which will work together to deliver future air power effects. However, exactly what form this family of systems will take...

Precision Strike in 21st Century Multidomain Operations

13 May 2021, 12:00

The ‘democratisation’ of access to long-range precision strike assets once thought to be components of an exclusively Western revolution in military affairs will have important ramifications for the...

RUSI/MEC Investing In A Secure Iraq Conference

18 February 2009, 9:00

Achieving a successful outcome to the conflict in Iraq requires substantial and enduring progress in the security, political and economic arenas.  In the security area, international forces are now set on a trajectory of troop withdrawal, and the...

RUSI Middle East Forum - Peace in the Wake of Gaza

11 February 2009, 13:00

However the events in Gaza conclude, the future of Palestine’s statehood will remain uppermost in the minds of governments. But with the future of Hamas in suspended animation, the question remains as to whether President Abbas can unify Gaza and...

Frontline Insights: Joint Helicopter Force Operations In A Counter- Insurgency

10 February 2009, 12:15

Lunch-Time Presentation: FourSpeaker: Wing Commander Dominic Toriati MBE MA RAF, Officer Commanding 27 Squadron RAFThe next 'Frontline Insights' presentation at the Royal United Services Institute is on 10 February 2009.  Following last month's...

Military History Circle - Frontline Operations in Bosnia: A Commander's View

06 February 2009, 12:45

The difficulties of the UN mission in Bosnia and the relative success of the subsequent NATO and EU operations have obscured the practical difficulties of peace keeping and peace enforcement that were faced by British troops in the mid 1990s....

Sir Mark Allen Lecture: Energy and the Middle East

04 February 2009, 18:00

Sir Mark Allen will speak on the subject of 'Energy and the Middle East'. This is the third lecture in the RUSI/Mile End Group 'Politics and Energy' series. Sir Mark Allen is one of the world’s leading Arabists and a special advisor for BP. He...

AMENDED: The Hamas-Israel War and Its Aftermath: Risks and Opportunities

04 February 2009, 13:00

In this RUSI Middle East Forum, four Israeli scholars will provide their preliminary analysis of the violent confrontation between Hamas and Israel – the most recent phase of which began on 26 December 2008. The half-day seminar will cover a wide...

RUSI Middle East Forum: The Crisis in Gaza

21 January 2009, 13:00

***THIS EVENTS IS POSTPONED******NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY***Whichever way the current crisis in Gaza concludes, the role of Egypt will be central. A settlement between Israel and Hamas may not be successful. Nevertheless, it will presumably...

Obama’s Inauguration: Symbolism and Change in Transatlantic Relations

20 January 2009, 13:00

President Obama will be sworn into office on 20 January 2009 and all foreign governments will be watching. There has been much speculation in Europe surrounding President Obama’s future intentions for the ‘special relationship’ between the US and...

Maritime Security: Strengthening International and Inter-Agency Co-operation

19 January 2009, 14:45

The conference, hosted by Wilton Park and produced in partnership with RUSI, will bring together a range of high-level international participants - from governments, armed forces, security agencies, industry and academia to discuss issues including...

Military History Circle - Admirals: Command and Leadership Across Five Centuries

16 January 2009, 12:45

Professor Andrew Lambert will discuss how naval power helped Britain achieve unparalleled global pre-eminence. This lecture will be based on his recently published book, Admirals (Faber & Faber, 2008), which covers the Armada to the Napoleonic...

After Bush: Can Liberal Internationalism Be Revived in the United States?

14 January 2009, 16:00

Barack Obama’s election was welcomed in Europe as signifying a complete break with the Bush administration’s allegedly unilateralist foreign policy. Many Europeans hope that Bush’s foreign and security policies represented a temporary departure from...

Frontline Insights: Infantry Operations in Southern Afghanistan

13 January 2009, 12:15

Lunch-Time Presentation: Three Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel J O'Sullivan, (late) Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion. The Parachute Regiment. UK Forces have now been heavily committed to major expeditionary military operations for a total of 12 years...

Whitehall Dialogue: Keeping the Lights On

16 December 2008, 12:45

Gordon Campbell, recently Chairman of British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL), will lead a Whitehall Dialogue on: ‘Keeping the Lights On’.This meeting will address the threats and solutions to energy security. It will incorporate discussion on:Long-...

Defence Project Management Seminar Series: Leadership In Collaborative Programme Management

15 December 2008, 9:00

The Defence Industrial Strategy (DIS) identified long-term partnering arrangements and consortia as the key to ensuring the future health of the UK’s Defence Industrial Base. As the current size of the future equipment plan is not sufficient to...

Taiwan's New Security Predicament

02 December 2008, 9:30

In recent weeks, China and Taiwan have reached historic milestones during an unprecedented thaw in the eight-year deep freeze in relations between Beijing and Taipei. By comparison with nervous uncertainty across the Taiwan Strait early this year...

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