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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...

Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature 2008

22 July 2008, 11:15

The winner of the 2008 Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature is Professor Chris Bellamy, for his work “Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War”, published by Pan Macmillan. RUSI would like to invite members to a reception...

POSTPONED - Water Scarcity and the Threat of Water War in South Asia

07 July 2008, 9:00

POSTPONEDNowhere else on earth has the prospect of water wars been more often or more earnestly asserted than in South Asia, where two of the world’s greatest river systems – the Indus and the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) – crisscross the...

Introducing France’s New Defence & National Security Policy

02 July 2008, 10:30

Introducing France’s New Defence & National Security PolicyJean-Claude Mallet, Chairman of the French White Paper National Commission France’s new National Security and Defence White Paper sets out the governing principles for a streamlined...

Whitehall Dialogue: Maritime Security – A Global Perspective

30 June 2008, 11:45

Christopher Trelawny, Head of the Maritime Security Section, International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will lead a Whitehall Dialogue Meeting on 'Maritime Security – A Global Perspective'.  Since the 1980s, the IMO has developed international...

RUSI - Guild of Battlefield Guides Event

27 June 2008, 8:45

This is the third collaboration between the Institute’s Military History Circle (MHC) and the Guild of Battlefield Guides (GBG). PROGRAMME0950 Registration and Morning Coffee1020 Introductory Remarks by John Hughes-Wilson, Associate Fellow, RUSI...

Perspectives on the Darfur Conflict and International Intervention

24 June 2008, 12:00

The conflict in Darfur continues unabated. As the UN Security Council and UNAMID attempt to resolve the impasse, the viewpoints of renowned local leaders and mediators, such as Suleiman Jamous, are vital.       Suleiman Jamous is one of the most...

The Second Lebanon War: Lessons for Modern Militaries

20 June 2008, 8:15

On 12 July, 2006, in reaction to a cross-border attack conducted by Hezbollah, which left eight Israeli soldiers killed and two abducted, Israel launched a 34-day campaign against the Lebanese insurgency. In its aftermath, the performance of the...

Policy Responses to Climate Change: MoD and FCO Perspectives

19 June 2008, 13:00

RUSI will host Sir Ian Andrews, Second Permanent Undersecretary of the MoD, and John Ashton, UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, for a discussion of MoD and FCO policy development on the security implications of climate...

Global Inequality and Security Policy: A British Perspective

17 June 2008, 16:00

The Royal United Services Institute and the Institute for Public Policy Research are pleased to announce the launch of the forthcoming Whitehall Paper: Global Inequality and Security Policy: A British Perspective by Professor Malcolm Chalmers....

Sustaining the Force – Soldier First: RUSI/DEM Future Land Warfare 08

12 June 2008, 8:00

Organised in association with the British Army and supported by the Association of the US Army<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> This year’s conference examined the role of armed forces in helping to...

Islamism in Algeria and the Al-Qaeda Threat in North Africa

09 June 2008, 12:00

How real is the present Al-Qa'ida threat in North Africa?  How much is this a new front which threatens Europe?  How should we respond?  In posing these questions this RUSI Middle East Forum will trace the history and roots of Islamism in Algeria...

Future Maritime Operations Conference

03 June 2008, 8:00

The RUSI FUTURE MARITIME OPERATIONS CONFERENCE 2008 will consider the value of future surface combatants in supporting policy, the tasks they will undertake, the capabilities they will require, and the demands on customer and supplier to work...

Military History Circle - The Rhodesian War: Thirty Years On

23 May 2008, 11:45

This event will feature a brief audio-visual presentation by the co-authors, Professor Paul Moorcraft and Dr Peter McLaughlin and will be chaired by Dr Knox Chitiyo, Head of the Africa Programme, RUSI (all three having taught war studies at the...

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers - 5th Annual Conference

22 May 2008, 9:00

This annual conference, jointly organised by RUSI and the United Nations Association, Westminster Branch, has established itself as one of the UK’s most authoritative reviews of UN peacekeeping activities. UN peacekeeping at 60: 'Better preparation...

Whitehall Dialogue - Policing the Metropolis: Current Challenges

21 May 2008, 11:45

Sir Ian Blair, 24th Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, will outline the operational requirements of the capital, from neighbourhood policing to counter-terrorism. He will look at the challenges of communication and accountability in an...

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