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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...

The Afghanistan-Pakistan Relationship: Quest for Regional Peace

24 September 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Eid ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban offered hope for the stagnated peace process in Afghanistan. However, the resumption of large-scale fighting soon after and the Taliban attack on the city of Ghazni showed the...

Open House 2018

22 September 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Designed by Sir Aston Webb, the home of the Royal United Services Institute is a Grade ll* listed building built as a discreet addition to Banqueting House in 1895; at the time the extension housed their offices, lecture hall and galleried library...

War and its Aftermath: Artists’ views

22 September 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Current Situation in Ukraine: Ukrainian Armed Forces as a Key Element for Deterrence

21 September 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

During the 21st Century, misunderstood assumptions of Russian geopolitical intentions led to the degradation of defence capabilities in the West, fuelling military aggression and interference by the Russian Federation in its 'near abroad'. As a...

NATO Strategy in the Black Sea

19 September 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

While Western strategists have fretted over Russia’s revanchism in Ukraine and uncertainties over Russian designs on the Baltic states, less attention has been paid to the Black Sea, a region of significant strategic interest. Under President Putin...

Sold Out: Breakfast Briefing - Cyber and Information Security: A Danish Perspective

19 September 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In April 2018, the Danish government launched a National Strategy for Cyber and Information Security, designed to address growing challenges in the digital and cognitive domains. As one of the world’s most digitalised countries, Denmark has in...

ISIS in South Asia

13 September 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

With ISIS losing territory in Iraq and Syria, there are questions surrounding the organizational form the group will take next. Kabir Taneja will discuss his recent monograph, The ISIS Phenomenon: South Asia and Beyond, which aims to fill the lacuna...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2018

04 September 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this centenary year of the Royal Air Force, the world’s oldest independent air force, Air Marshal Stringer reflected on what independent air power has achieved. He argued that in the modern environment we need to get back to educating our officer...

Prospects for Peace, Development, Security, Democratisation and Stability in Sudan and the Region

26 July 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

As well as being the Imam of the Ansar, a Sufi order, Imam Sadiq Al Mahdi is the leader of the National Umma Party and was Prime Minister of Sudan from 1986 until 1989, when he was deposed in a coup by now President Omar al Bashir, and continues to...

Decoding Dehumanisation: Preventing Dehumanisation through Neuroscience

25 July 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

Based on cutting-edge research across five continents, Beyond Conflict is creating evidence-based tools to better prevent systemic discrimination, reduce conflict, and prevent mass atrocities.RUSI is delighted to host Beyond Conflict for a...

Breakfast Briefing: Thinking the Unthinkable

23 July 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Executive leadership faces new vulnerabilities. Many leaders privately concede them, but few are willing to talk publicly about them. ‘Unthinkable’ events since 2014 have revealed a new leadership fragility at the highest levels and the pace of...

Rusi Building Whitehall London

187th RUSI Annual General Meeting

19 July 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

AGENDA1. The Chairman’s Address and Director-General Update2. Financial Report3. First Resolution“That the financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2018, as circulated, be taken as read and adopted”.4. Second Resolution“That Messrs BDO LLP...

Annual Report 2017-18

19 July 2018, 16:00

SOLD OUT: Breakfast Briefing: Reflections on the NATO Summit: What Next?

16 July 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Please note this event is now sold out. All NATO summits seem to be meeting at times of 'critical choice'. The NATO summit in Brussels on 11-12 July will be no different, but more importantly, it will straddle some near-term and major structural...

The New Russian Empire: A discussion with Dr Agnia Grigas

11 July 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

In 2016 Dr Agnia Grigas asked how Russia will redraw post-Soviet borders in the wake of Russian expansionism. In Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire Dr Grigas illustrated how —for more than two decades—Moscow has consistently used its compatriots...

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