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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.

E.g., Oct 20 2020

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A conversation with H.E Fuad Hussein and H.E Juma Anad Saadoun Al-Juburi

21 October 2020, 12:00

RUSI's Unpacking the MENA programme is delighted to host a conversation featuring H.E Fuad Hussein, Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister and H.E Juma Anad Saadoun Al-Juburi, Iraq’s...

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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 challenges for the 21st century.The webinar will be moderated by...


37th International Churchill Conference

23 October 2020, 16:45

This conference seeks to explore leadership in times of adversity. We will mark the sacrifices of the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, 80 years on, and celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the...


Problems of Geography: Military and Economic Transport Logistics in Russia’s Far East

26 October 2020, 14:00

The Russian Far East (RFE) is essential to maintaining Russia’s status as a military and economic power. But to connect up Russia’s vast territory and join the European part of Russia to the RFE,...

RUSI Members Only

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 augment attempts to disrupt this movement’s networks online. ...


Africa in Perspective - Gender Empowerment in Peace and Security

28 October 2020, 12:00

In 2000, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325 – a turning point in understanding and recognising the role of women and girls in peace and security. The UN’s...


CTF Online Symposium No. 4: Fraud-Enabled Terrorism Financing: A Neglected Dossier

28 October 2020, 14:00

Terrorism can be financed through funds collected both unlawfully and lawfully. In recent years, fraud has become a key catalyst fuelling many terrorism financing methods. In this webinar, Professor...


The U.S. Election: Foreign and Security Policy Challenges For the Next President

28 October 2020, 16:00

The American people will vote on Tuesday 3 November 2020 in order to elect their next President, either giving Republican Donald Trump another four years or handing over the keys of the White House...


Reflections on Assessing National Exposure to Proliferation Financing Risk

29 October 2020, 14:00

Earlier this summer, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) requested feedback on a proposed amendment to its Recommendation 1. The amendment would require countries and financial institutions to...


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...

Tackling Non-traditional Maritime Security Threats in the Indo-Pacific

16 October 2020, 14:00

The Indo-Pacific has emerged as a space for great power competition between China and the United States. Besides this wider strategic struggle, however, there are a number of localised security issues that are priorities for regional states....

Dark Money and Democracy: Is There a Way Out?

12 October 2020, 14:30

The 2016 US elections, the Brexit referendum, the Scottish independence referendum – time and again allegations of nefarious financial meddling raise a cloud of uncertainty over democratic processes across the world. And as the UK’s recent Russia...

Future Challenges in Economic Crime: A View from the SFO

08 October 2020, 14:00

RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies is delighted to welcome back the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Lisa Osofsky, for a discussion of the SFO’s current work and future priorities.  Ms Osofsky joined the SFO in August...

Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia on Georgia’s Pro-Western Foreign Policy Agenda, Security Threats and the Challenges Ahead

08 October 2020, 11:00

Addressing the key priorities of Georgia’s pro-Western foreign policy agenda, His Excellency Mr Giorgi Gakharia discusses Georgia’s progress and challenges in its path to European and Euro-Atlantic integration. Twelve years on since the Russian-...

US Election 2020: What's in Store for Sanctions?

06 October 2020, 14:00

Whether it is the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran, expanding economic pressure on Venezuela, responding to political developments in Hong Kong, or disagreements with the International Criminal Court, Washington's favoured foreign policy tool...

Book Launch - The Radical’s Journey: How German Neo-Nazis Voyaged to the Edge and Back

05 October 2020, 15:00

How and why do people become Neo-Nazis? How does it feel to be one? What makes one leave the movement? What is it like to be a former member? These issues are examined in detail in this important book.  Based on in-depth interviews with 40 German...

Predicting Environmental Disasters

05 October 2020, 15:00

Though CO2 emissions decreased somewhat as a result of coronavirus lockdowns, climate change remains a critical issue. Indeed, environmental disasters are continuing to wreak havoc around the world. Africa, Asia and the Middle East are plagued by an...

How effective are P/CVE mentorship programmes?

02 October 2020, 14:00

The fourth webinar in this series will provide insights into the role mentorship interventions play in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). Prevention is a vital pillar of counterterrorism (CT) strategies across the globe. Yet...

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and the Risk of Regional War

02 October 2020, 14:00

The fighting that has broken out around the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh is some of the most serious since the war that raged across the region in the early 1990s.  Following the ceasefire of 1994, Nagorno-Karabakh and seven other occupied...

Can National Security be Taught?

30 September 2020, 15:00

In 2017, Latvia’s parliament decided that the country should launch a pioneering national security curriculum. Starting in the 2018/2019 academic year, the curriculum has been rolled out at the country’s secondary schools; by 2025, all schools will...

Paper Launch - Decision Points: Rationalising the Armed Forces of European Medium Powers

30 September 2020, 14:00

ACCESS THE PAPER The return of great power competition makes hard power critical to ensuring national security. Technological advances and economic constraints, however, are making it more expensive and complex to field credible military...

Tech Startups and National Security: Concrete Steps for Better Collaboration

29 September 2020, 15:00

With the West’s strategic competitors now catching up and sometimes surpassing Western technological capabilities, the innovation gap is now an urgent issue. At this event, Alex Fox (Managing Partner, UK National Security Strategic Investment Fund...

Rethinking UK Security Policy – Inaugural Event for Rebalancing Expertise in Defence and Security

29 September 2020, 13:00

This discussion focuses on considering UK security policy – both domestic and international - and its role in developing and improving diversity and inclusion. There is often insufficient diversity in the voices contributing to important...

International Security in Transformation

28 September 2020, 16:00

At a time of such far-reaching changes, the RUSI International Security Studies research group is launching the International Security in Transformation initiative to explore the key developments reshaping security around the world. The...

Corruption and Finance in the UK: A Reality Check

25 September 2020, 13:15

Just four years after David Cameron’s vow to drive out corruption, the UK remains a destination of choice for money launderers across the globe. The Russia Report raised valid questions about the UK’s seemingly lax anti-corruption and illicit...