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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.

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...

Progressive Terrorism Studies Webinar Series – Disrupting Networks of Influence

27 October 2020, 14:00

Exploring the roots of Salafi-Jihadi resilience creates an opportunity for policymakers and tech professionals to consider data which can...

Building Stronger Societies: Involving Teenagers in National Security

29 October 2020, 16:00

With national security threats growing, countries are looking increasingly to teenagers as a resource. Traditional conscription, as...

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...

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...

Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Conservatism or Change?

29 January 2008, 12:30

The importance of Saudi Arabia’s role in the Middle East needs no explanation. In recent years, the Kingdom has pursued a number of ambitious foreign policy initiatives, thus attracting significant international attention for its increasing...

Pakistan: Conflicted Ally in the War on Terror

25 January 2008, 17:00

On 25 January 2008 at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, Carnegie Senior Associate Ashley J. Tellis presented the findings of his Carnegie report, Pakistan and the War on Terror: Conflicted Goals, Compromised Performance. In the...

ADDRESS: His Excellency Pervez Musharraf

25 January 2008, 15:30

Listen to the speech via the RUSI Podcast, click here (could take a few minutes depending on download speeds).In the ongoing struggle against terrorism, Pakistan is playing a crucial regional role. In this fight, Pakistani soldiers and security...

Military History Circle- Royal Guard or Standing Army? The Struggle for Control of Charles II's Regiments

18 January 2008, 12:45

Major General Barney White-Spunner will talk about his recent book ‘Horse Guards’, which tells the story of the Household Cavalry.  He will concentrate in this talk on the early years of the story, and try to explain how the development of the...

RUSI-DEM SubTech 08 Underwater Warfare Conference

14 January 2008, 8:00

Click for Conference PapersThe underwater battlespace provides unique options for delivering military effect in support of defence policy. This conference examined, in an international context, the operational importance of the underwater...

Security and the Strait of Hormuz: Challenges and Implications

14 December 2007, 8:30

Given the global system's reliance on maritime trade, the security of such trade remains a fundamental challenge for the international community. The Strait of Hormuz is a case study of such a challenge. The global economic importance of the Middle...

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