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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.

189th RUSI Annual General Meeting

16 July 2020, 16:00

A notice of all business to be transacted at the meeting shall be posted on the Institute’s website, at least 14 days before the date of...

Launch of the Building Stronger Societies Webinar Series: Restricting Foreign Acquisitions for the Sake of National Security

17 July 2020, 11:00

In the past few months, an increasing number of Western countries - including Poland, Italy, Sweden and the UK - have announced new...

VJ Day 75 Years On: Reflections on the UK-Japan Relationship

13 August 2020, 10:00

15 August 2020 – VJ Day - marks both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War. The conclusion of years of hardship,...

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: Countering CBRN At Home and Abroad

23 September 2020, 9:00

The use of Chemical Weapons is a war crime. Yet chemical weapons have been used widely during the Syrian conflict, including the use of nerve agents, while in 2018 Russia conducted a nerve agent...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference

21 October 2020, 9:00

RUSI Modern Deterrence conference in partnership with the NATO Public Diplomacy Division.With threats and aggression facing liberal democracies increasing, national security is more important today...

Mapping a Pandemic: Lasting Consequences For The UK's Defence And Security Posture

23 April 2020, 14:00

Handling the coronavirus pandemic remains the British government’s key focus in the weeks and months ahead; it absorbs almost all of Whitehall’s policy and planning capacity. But what might be the lasting consequences of the pandemic on the UK’s...

Australia and the UK in the World’s Most Contested Region: A Conversation with Professor Rory Medcalf

22 April 2020, 10:00

As the UK seeks to strengthen its global engagement, the Indo-Pacific will be a key region. Within this vast space, the UK will need to find a balance between its engagements – from strategic partnerships with Japan and India, to a mission to engage...

CTF Online Symposium No. 1: The Lebanese Hezbollah Financing Threat in Europe

21 April 2020, 14:30

  In this webinar, Dr Levitt presented a research briefing on Hezbollah’s financing operations in Europe, as well as the steps being taken by EU member states to tackle these fundraising efforts.   Dr. Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler Fellow at...

The Changing Nature of Cyber Attacks

20 April 2020, 9:00

Speaker biography: Kevin Brown is Managing Director, BT Security. In this role, he makes sure that BT has the right policies and systems in place to keep the company’s assets – whether physical, logical or information – secure from attack. BT...

Mapping a Pandemic: East Africa and the Horn’s Conflict and Security Challenges in a Time of Pandemic

16 April 2020, 14:00

The Covid-19 pandemic is emerging in East Africa and the Horn at a moment when the region is facing crucial conflict and security challenges.   While hopes for peace and progress on regional cooperation were ignited by the election of Abiy Ahmed as...

“History Has Begun: The Birth of a New America” Book Launch with Bruno Maçães

15 April 2020, 16:00

Popular consensus says that the US rose over two centuries to Cold War victory and world domination, and is now in slow decline. But is this right? History’s great civilisations have always lasted much longer, and for all its colossal power, the US...

Mapping the Pandemic: How Coronavirus is Affecting the Middle East

09 April 2020, 14:00

While the pandemic has had the most devastating impact on Iran, coronavirus is affecting the rest of the Middle East as well. At this online event RUSI experts will offer their analysis on how different countries are dealing with the crisis and how...

Mapping a Pandemic: The Geopolitics of Coronavirus

02 April 2020, 14:00

The coronavirus pandemic has come at a time when the global liberal order was already grappling with a severe challenge from populist politicians and movements, as well as from a broader backlash against globalisation, borderless trade and the...

Online Briefing with UN Panel of Experts on North Korea: New Trends in North Korean Proliferation Finance

01 April 2020, 12:00

In this briefing, Mr. Arnold will provide an update on the panel’s forthcoming report, including new trends in North Korean illicit financing and cyber operations. The UN Panel of Experts on North Korea was set up to monitor the implementation of UN...

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RUSI Paper Launch - The Challenge of Change: Acquiring Technologies for Defence in the UK

31 March 2020, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

ACCESS PAPER At a time when the Western world is placing emphasis on the importance of bringing more innovation to defence, this paper identifies seven contextual features that enhance the chances of successful innovations and suggests how these...

Postponed: Can National Security be Taught?

31 March 2020, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

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...

POSTPONED: A Conversation with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross

25 March 2020, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Will tomorrow’s wars be fought on the same terms as today's, and how will humanitarians need to adapt? How does the concept of ‘partnered warfare’ help mitigate the humanitarian impacts of modern conflict? Digitalisation, artificial intelligence and...

UK PONI Roundtable: Project SANDSTONE – using open-source methods to expose North Korea’s illicit smuggling networks

20 March 2020, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

North Korea’s continued development of their nuclear and ballistic missile programmes has led to the tightening of sanctions on the country. This includes a near complete ban on its main exports – such as coal, iron, lead and seafood – in an effort...

POSTPONED - RUSI Combat Air Conference 2020

19 March 2020, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

With the UK’s Future Combat Air Strategy set to feature heavily in the upcoming Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review, there are now major efforts underway in NATO to create the next generation of combat air capability.The United...

POSTPONED - Does the Current Strategy to Counter Terrorist Financing Work?

18 March 2020, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 form of Executive...

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