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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...

Military History Circle - Fascism: War Politic or the Politics of War

19 October 2007, 11:15

Fascism is perhaps the world’s only true war politic. As a political movement and an ideology it was born out of war, revolved around war and ended in the disaster of World War Two. In this talk A R  Pickthall discusses the origins of fascism and...

RUSI C4ISTAR 2007 - Operational Requirements for the Next 5 Years

17 October 2007, 8:00

Conference programme released The Ministry of Defence currently has over 230 Urgent Operational Requirements (UORs) in progress - costing approximately £1.4 billion – to meet the needs of frontline forces. Many of these projects are communications...

Post–Electoral Security Sector Reform in Sierra Leone: Needs and Challenges

12 October 2007, 15:00

The recent presidential and parliamentary elections in Sierra Leone marked a watershed in the troubled history of Sierra Leone. For the first time since the civil war ended in 2003, the people of Sierra Leone participated in national elections to...

Military History Circle - Contact Patrols: The Development of Procedures for Aircraft and Infantry Co-operation 1916-18

12 October 2007, 11:45

During the First World War, identifying and communicating the progress of troops to higher command, once they had left their trenches, was a great problem for surveillance aircraft. Mike Meech, an amateur historian at present working part time as a...

Lecture - The US-UK Special Relationship: An Enduring Legacy

08 October 2007, 12:00

Lecture by His Excellency, Mr Robert Holmes Tuttle, US Ambassador to the Court of St James's. We have recently celebrated 50 years of the Treaty of Rome and 60 years of the Marshall Plan. Those celebrations should also remind us that the enduring...

Defence Project Management 2007: Meeting the Challenges of Today, Preparing for Those of Tomorrow

03 October 2007, 7:30

Changes in the defence environment have created new challenges for those involved in project management within the sector. During this conference, speakers will discuss the nature of these challenges and consider how organisations are adapting to...

RUSI-BABi: The Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty – A New Era?

26 September 2007, 8:00

RUSI-BABi: The Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty – A New Era? Wednesday 26 September 2007RUSI, Whitehall, LondonThe Honourable John Rood, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-proliferation, US Department of State will be...

Inaugural Lecture - Strategy and Fortune: British Security Policy in Transition

25 September 2007, 16:00

Click here for the text of Professor Clarke's speech Inaugural Lecture by Professor Michael Clarke, Director of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies.This lecture will analyze the themes underlying a decade of Labour's...

‘Hearts and Minds’: British Counter-Insurgency from Malaya to Iraq

21 September 2007, 8:00

Britain’s ‘Hearts and Minds’ model for counterinsurgency has been well established since the late 1940s, and the successful operations in Malaya (1948-1960) and Northern Ireland (1969-2007) have been held up as examples to be applied to current...

Lessons from Iraq and Lebanon: Challenges for the Western Alliance

17 September 2007, 11:15

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Whitehall Dialogue - Co-ordinating UK Defence and Overseas Policy

14 September 2007, 11:45

Presentation by Margaret Aldred CBE, Deputy Head of the Defence and Overseas Secretariat, Cabinet Office.This meeting will incorporate discussion on the way in which the Cabinet Office supports cross departmental development of UK defence and...

Roundtable on Investment and Security in Mozambique

12 September 2007, 8:00

This RUSI/G4S Global Risks Roundtable will discuss the business and security sector challenges, and opportunities, for investors in Mozambique. His Excellency Antonio Agumende, Mozambique's High Commissioner in London, will open the day’s dialogue...

Does the World Really Hate America? Global Perception of the US and its Effect on Foreign Affairs

11 September 2007, 11:00

A panel discussion with:Dame Pauline Neville Jones, Shadow Security MinisterMichael Macy, Cultural Attaché, US Embassy LondonProfessor Rob Singh, Birkbeck College, University of LondonZaki Chehab, Bureau Chief, Al Hayat – LBC TV Six years ago the...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2007: Counter-Insurgency - Echoes from the Past

10 September 2007, 12:00

The Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2007, to be given by Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy, Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force will examine the use of air power in complex counter-insurgency operations. The popular perception of the RAF's...

The War on Terrorist Financing: Forging an Effective International Architecture

25 July 2007, 8:00

The globalised financial system has provided a mechanism for the free flow of international trade and investment, but it has also provided a means for terrorists to finance their operations. The conference will analyse the evolution of terrorist...

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