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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.

The Making of the Salafi-Jihadi Visual Presence – An Evidence-Based Approach

08 December 2020, 14:00

The fourth session will present reflections on adopting an evidence-based approach and explore new technological opportunities available by...

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...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2020

17 December 2020, 13:00

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...

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...

Covid-19: What’s next for financial crime policy and digital identity

19 May 2020, 15:00

Overnight, the Covid-19 pandemic has fueled the flames of financial crime policy debates that have been burning for a number of years – including what effective identification should look like in a digital era. We now are faced with the question:...

RUSI Terrorism and Conflict Research Group Launch of the Prevention Project: A Seminar Series Exploring the Evidence Base for P/CVE

18 May 2020, 14:00

Prevention is a vital pillar of counterterrorism (CT) strategies across the globe. Yet despite nearly 20 years of preventative initiatives this issue continues to be highly politicised, misunderstood and contested. To help address this, RUSI has...

Mapping a Pandemic: Policing the UK during Covid- 19

14 May 2020, 14:00

The coronavirus pandemic represents one of the the biggest challenges to UK policing since the Second World War. Some aspects of criminal behaviour are very likely to decrease during periods of social distancing, for example alcohol-related...

The Corona Lessons: Learning from the Fight Against Coronavirus

13 May 2020, 14:00

Speaker: Uga Dumpis MD PhD Introductory remarks by Deputy Prime Minister Artis Pabriks PhD To date Latvia, a country of some two million inhabitants, has only had 858 coronavirus infections and 15 deaths. That puts the country in an elite group of...

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The Southern Stratagem: North Korean Proliferation Financing in Southern and Eastern Africa

13 May 2020, 13:00

North Korea adapts its proliferation financing activities to the particular opportunities available in each of the regions in which it operates. Sub-Saharan Africa has been no different.The Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies hosted an...

Terrorism and the Mass Media Launch Event

11 May 2020, 14:00

Access paper here An independent piece of research commissioned by London Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations Neil Basu, this paper examines the role the media can play in amplifying the impact of terrorism. It...

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Does the Current Strategy to Counter Terrorist Financing Work?

07 May 2020, 14:00

Access the paper Since 9/11, targeting the finances of terrorist actors has been a central element of the global counterterrorism landscape. Indeed, the first public shot fired by George W. Bush in his ‘War on Terror’ was a financial measure in the...

Mapping a Pandemic: Britain and China: Unusual Business - The Future Bilateral Relationship

07 May 2020, 14:00

“We ought to look at all sides of this and do it in a balanced way, but there is no doubt that we can’t have business as usual after this crisis”. This is how Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab characterised the challenge he believes Britain is facing...

Reflections on Victory in Europe 75 Years On

05 May 2020, 16:00

8 May 1945 – VE (Victory in Europe) Day – was one that remained in the memory of all those who witnessed it. It meant an end to nearly six years of a war that had cost the lives of millions; had destroyed homes, families and cities; and had brought...

The US Cyberspace Solarium Commission: An Exclusive Briefing on the Commission’s Recommendations

04 May 2020, 15:00

Commissioners Samantha Ravich and Chris Ingles, and Executive Director Mark Montgomery, will present the Commission’s recommendation, delivered to the US Congress last month. The Cyberspace Solarium Commission, a bipartisan commission on defending...

Freeports in the UK: Securing the Benefits, Preventing Crime

30 April 2020, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

In February 2020, the UK government launched a consultation on its plans to establish up to 10 freeports in the UK. The consultation paper envisions freeports as ‘humming hubs of high-quality manufacturing’ and ‘titans of transhipment’, which will...

Mapping a Pandemic: Coronavirus, the Future of Surveillance and the Liberal State

30 April 2020, 14:00

In the early 20th century, Sir Halford Mackinder published a book titled Democratic Ideals and Reality posing the question “Can Democracies Make Strategy?” The question recurred in a variety of guises over the course of the 20th century as...

Whitehall Briefing - UK Security Policy After Brexit

29 April 2020, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The economic consequences of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal have received significant attention, but a no-deal Brexit would also have important security implications. Currently, as a member state, the UK is connected to the other...

UK PONI Virtual Table Top Exercise - Nuclear Disarmament

24 April 2020, 9:00

Please note that application for places at this event has now closed.The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) is often referred to as the cornerstone of the non-proliferation regime. It is underpinned by three pillars; non-proliferation, the...

Premier Perspectives: The Future of Politics

23 April 2020, 16:30

RUSI has a proud history of convening unique discussions, meetings and events. Alongside our publicised schedule of open-to-all and member-only events, we often bring groups together in more intimate and discreet ways. These invitation-only events...

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