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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., Nov 27 2020

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Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: The Tank in World War One – Did Haig Help or Hinder its Development?

29 January 2021, 13:00

In his memoirs, Major General J.F.C. Fuller, Chief of Staff of the Tank Corps from 1916 to mid 1918 and a key player in its successes, wrote that “though the Germans gave us a lot of trouble, Sir...


Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2020

03 December 2020, 15:30

Lecture by General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence.The Chief of the Defence Staff...

MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two

09 December 2020, 16:00

When Allied fighters were trapped behind enemy lines, one branch of military intelligence helped them escape: MI9. The organisation set up...

Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber-Intelligence Agency

14 December 2020, 16:00

For a hundred years, GCHQ has been at the forefront of innovation in national security and British secret statecraft. Famed for its...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture: Implementing the Integrated Review – Building the Next Generation Royal Air Force

25 January 2021, 13:00

The Integrated Review sets out to define the Government’s ambition for the UK’s role in the world and its long-term strategic aims for our...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: The Tank in World War One – Did Haig Help or Hinder its Development?

29 January 2021, 13:00

In his memoirs, Major General J.F.C. Fuller, Chief of Staff of the Tank Corps from 1916 to mid 1918 and a key player in its successes,...

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 assess their exposure to the risk of facilitating...

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 to Democratic challenger Joe Biden. This...

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 Nicholas Ryder presents his research briefing that...

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 Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda contained ...

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. Communication is a relational activity....

Trans–Siberian Railway

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, adequate transport infrastructure is critical....

37th International Churchill Conference

23 October 2020, 16:45

This conference seeks to explore leadership in times of adversity. We mark the sacrifices of the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, 80 years on, and celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of the Second World War.Further details here https...

An Online Conversation with Two Former Spymasters

22 October 2020, 16:00

In this wide-ranging conversation, General Petraeus and Sir John Sawers discussed the next big geopolitical and global security challenges for the 21st century.The webinar will be moderated by Vance Serchuk, Executive Director, KKR Global Institute....

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 have 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 Defence Minister and focusing on Iraq’s priorities...

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...