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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.

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath, 1919

01 February 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

On 11 November 1918, Douglas Haig must have welcomed his imminent release from the immense burdens he had stoically borne for three years....

Send for Levene: A Discussion with Lord Levene

07 February 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

A wide-ranging discussion with Lord Levene of Portsoken KBE, former UK Chief of Defence Procurement, as he launches his autobiography, Send...

Russian Political War: Moving Beyond The Hybrid

20 February 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Russia seems determined to challenge and antagonise the West, through a campaign fought as much with dank memes and dark money as espionage...

Report Launch: The creation of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre

28 February 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In 2016, Robert established the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The NCSC acts as a bridge between industry and government, providing...

NATO’s Efforts in Projecting Stability: The Role of Allied Joint Force Command Naples

05 March 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The NATO Allied Joint Force Command in Naples is focused on providing advice and assistance to missions in identifying the root causes of...

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The Indo-Pacific Initiative: Opportunities for European and UK Engagement

08 February 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Initiative views the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean as a single maritime theatre, and seeks to promote stability and prosperity in the region through enhancing...

Missile Defence Conference 2019: Beyond Ballistic Missiles? Missile Defence in an Era of Great Power Competition

13 February 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The purpose of the conference will be to explore the ways in which missile defence programmes will have to adapt in an era where rogue states are not the bete noire of the international order. In...

Nuclear Diplomacy in South Asia

03 May 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Dr. Yusuf will discuss high-stakes diplomacy between the two nuclear armed neighbours, India and Pakistan, and examine crisis management and specifically the role of international diplomacy in preventing major conflict. At a time of high tensions...

Virtual Currencies and Financial Crime: Assessing the Risk and Evaluating the Response

02 May 2018, 15:30
RUSI Whitehall

Virtual currencies (VCs) including Bitcoin are new technologies that have been hailed as vehicles for innovation in payments services; financial inclusion; and enabling greater speed and efficiency in cross-border value transfer. As with other...

Artificial Intelligence, Prediction and Criminal Justice Decision-Making

02 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Advances in AI technology have enabled the development of sophisticated algorithmic tools underpinned by machine learning, which are used to support decision-making and risk assessment for policing and criminal justice purposes. While these...

Breakfast Briefing: Financial and Security Responses to Russia

02 May 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In the aftermath of the Salisbury attack and the retaliatory strikes by the USA, France and the UK against the Syrian regime after its use of chemical weapons in Douma, tensions between Russia and the UK remain extremely high. The UK has not yet...

Understanding the Factors Contributing to Radicalisation Among Central Asian Labour Migrants in Russia

01 May 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The paper assesses the factors contributing to radicalisation, including the role of economic migration. The study also considers the resilience in place constraining further radicalisation. It has recommendations for Russia and and Central Asian...

Book Launch – The Merchant of Syria

30 April 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The book goes well beyond an intimate view of the merchant’s extraordinary life, to explore Syria’s long mercantile tradition, and to contextualise the turbulent backdrop against which his life was lived. It considers his business ethic and...

Roundtable: The State of Turkish-Israeli Relations

26 April 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Dr Louis Fishman, assistant professor of Modern Middle East history at Brooklyn College, City University of New York will discuss the state of relations and what it means for the Middle East at a time of heightened tensions across the region. The...

James Holland on the War in the West: A Reassessment

24 April 2018, 11:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Second World War remains enduringly compelling and the subject of new generations of computer games, movies, documentary films and, of course, books. Yet so much of the narrative as depicted remains mired in myth and assumed knowledge. In this...

Cyber Crime – The Challenges for UK Business

20 April 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Cyber criminals are broadening their efforts and expanding their strategic modus operandi to achieve higher value pay-outs from UK citizens, organisations and institutions. Even when key individuals responsible for the most damaging cyber criminal...

Services' Family Accommodation: The Home Front

19 April 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Professor Louth, Professor Taylor, Dr Twort and Dr Thompson from King’s College, London, have spent 18 months researching the intent of the Ministry of Defence’s Future Accommodation Model and the drivers for Service families’ accommodation...

Strategic Alliance or Axis of Convenience: Can Moscow use Beijing as a Counterpoint to its Confrontation with the West?

19 April 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

One option that is increasingly being made prominent once again is Moscow’s relationship with Beijing. During recent visits to Moscow, both the Defence and Foreign Minister’s highlighted the strength of their relationship, while Defence Minister Wei...

POSTPONED - Film Showing: Les Chevaliers Du Ciel (Sky Fighters)

18 April 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In the English speaking world, fans of air combat in mainstream films have essentially had to rely on the classic 1980s Top Gun.Few have seen the 2005 French film Les Chevaliers Du Ciel by Gérard Pirès which features even more spectacular and far...

Ending the Suffering in Yemen: What Can Be Done?

17 April 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Yemen conflict has entered its fourth year, creating what the UN has called the world’s largest humanitarian emergency. With 22 million people requiring lifesaving assistance and ongoing attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure by...

Transatlantic Traumas: A discussion with Professor Stanley R. Sloan on the future of the West

16 April 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

These are traumatic times for transatlantic relations and particularly for those who believe in liberal democracy and the concept and values represented by “the West.” In his latest book, Transatlantic traumas: Has illiberalism brought the West to...

U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, delivers remarks at the Royal United Services Institute in London alongside UK Ambassador to NATO, Sarah MacIntosh.

What next for NATO? Perspectives before the Brussels Summit

10 April 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this discussion, Ambassador Hutchison and Ambassador MacIntosh considered the changes since the Wales and Warsaw summits, and the issues and challenges to be considered at NATO’s July Summit. Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison was sworn in as the...

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