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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 Continued Fight: Upholding Human Right Standards in Europe

28 March 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this lecture, the Secretary General will speak about the Council of Europe’s continued efforts to promote human rights, democracy and...

Fighting Fraud and Corruption in a Shrinking World

03 April 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this lecture, Lisa will explore the challenges posed by globalisation, the increasing sophistication of communications technology and...

Cyprus and Emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean

03 April 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The event will focus on regional security challenges and emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean. This event will pay special...

Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners: The British Soldiers Deceived in the Russian Civil War

08 May 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

When Winston Churchill took over as Secretary of State for War in January 1919, his top priority was the overthrow of the Bolshevik...

Reflections on D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

30 May 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Normandy Landings that took place on 6 June 1944 involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking...

Combat Air Survivability Conference

20 March 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The survivability equation is not simply a question of picking stealth or advanced kinematics, jamming or stand-off weapons, massed or exquisite platforms, but instead a mix of different elements to...

The Security and the North Sea Conference

16 April 2019, 10:00

The North Sea is one of Europe’s vital arteries for trade as well as being the location of some key natural resources including food and energy for the countries that border it. In the era of...

First Sea Lord’s Sea Power Conference 2019

15 May 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Royal Navy appears confident in its utility and its strategic messaging.  2017 was the Year of the Navy, in 2018 the Royal Navy Expanded its Maritime Horizons and this year’s intent is Delivering...

International Day of the Peacekeepers 17th Annual Conference: The Thin Blue Line

23 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Now in its 17th year, the conference will focus on challenges and opportunities that face contemporary UN peacekeeping as the Secretary General’s Action For Peacekeeping agenda is endorsed by a...

Modern Deterrence Conference 2019

29 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

To deter modern warfare techniques and other emerging threats, Western countries need comprehensive defence strategies and plans. Given that hybrid warfare (also known as threshold or grey zone...

India’s Strategic Outlook

31 October 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

As India’s economic and political clout expand, so do its desire to play a larger role in the international arena. Among the broader international community, India has increasingly been viewed as a like-minded emerging power capable of balancing...

Swiss-UK Dialogue: Promoting a Coordinated Response to De-Risking

29 October 2018, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

Given that the nature and impact of ‘de-risking’ are generally well-recognised, this event will focus on solutions. This includes a review of the implementation and effectiveness of existing measures, such as guidance issued by international...

UK PONI Nuclear Technology Workshop

29 October 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

UK PONI will hold a one-day workshop covering the basics of nuclear technology including fuel cycles, nuclear weapons and delivery systems aimed at early career professionals working in the nuclear policy field but without a scientific or...

Members’ Event - UK Future Combat Air Strategy

24 October 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The government has been reviewing the future combat air strategy for the UK, based on the need to replace Typhoon in the 2030s. An extensive programme of work has been conducted in government on the future requirement, coupled with significant...

RUSI Whitehall Paper Launch - Security in Northern Europe: Deterrence, Defence and Dialogue

23 October 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

The volume looks at how key NATO allies can respond to the changing strategic situation through a successful mix of effective deterrence, a credible ability to fight, and constructive dialogue with Moscow.Speakers include:Rolf Tamnes is a professor...

Regional order: forging new alliances in the Middle East

23 October 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Gulf Cooperation Council has been transformed by the blockade imposed upon Qatar by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE in June 2017. After 16 months of impasse the crisis does not appear to have abated, HE Al Khater will provide insights...

JUEST Network Launch: Towards a Comprehensive UK-EU Security Treaty

22 October 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Network encourages multidisciplinary research and engagement to influence, irrespective of the course Brexit takes, the future development of strong and sustainable EU–UK security and criminal justice cooperation.The event will bring together...

Israel, Iran and Russia: where to next in the Middle East

19 October 2018, 9:15
RUSI Whitehall

At this event Brig.-Gen Herzog will discuss Israeli strategy vis-à-vis Iran in Syria, the role of Iran in the region, as well as how the winding down of the Syrian civil war is resulting in new strategies being drawn by Russia, Iran and Israel as...

Breakfast Briefing: Virtual Currencies - Virtue or Vice?

18 October 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Virtual currencies (and cryptoassets more generally) are never far from the headlines and continue to gain in popularity. Yet, global regulatory responses remain inconsistent, ranging from hostility in certain jurisdictions to cautious support in...

Black Rhino

The Wildlife Trafficking-Security Nexus: Targeting the Organised Crime Threat

10 October 2018, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

However, organised criminal wildlife trafficking and its security implications are often not addressed as comprehensively as they could be. Part of the challenge is the lack of an established research base setting out the relevant organised crime...

Operational and Strategic Responses to Cybercrime: a Conversation with New York District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr

09 October 2018, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

The event will address the latest challenges posed by cybercrime, including the increased anonymity associated with encryption and virtual currencies. The District Attorney will also share his office’s experience in developing a comprehensive...

Ukraine’s Security and Its Importance for the UK

08 October 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

“Our commitment to Ukraine remains unwavering”, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told his hosts during his recent visit to Kyiv. And there is no doubt that Britain’s commitment to Ukrainehas been genuine: the UK has trained almost 10,000 Ukrainian...

Soldiers of Character: Research Report

03 October 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Complementing work by the Jubilee Centre about virtues in professional practice and public service, the Soldiers of Character research report presents the results of a rare empirical study of over 240 junior British Army officers from twelve...

Cyber Strategy: The Evolving Character of Power and Coercion

01 October 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

Are cyber operations as revolutionary as the headlines suggest?  Do they compel rival states and alter international politics? By examining cyber strategy as a contemporary form of political warfare and covert action, this book demonstrates that the...

Known Unknowns: Plugging the UK’s Intelligence Gaps on Money Laundering Involving Professional Services Providers

26 September 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Members of the UK’s professional services sector, including lawyers, accountants, estate agents and trust and company services providers, are regarded as key actors in so-called high-end money laundering. However, the involvement and roles of these...

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