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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...

Breakfast Briefing: Artificial Intelligence – Latest Analysis from RUSI

29 May 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Recent developments in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have resulted in rapid advancements in the abilities of computers to learn automatically and improve from experience, and make decisions just like humans....

RUSI–The First Sea Lord's Sea Power Conference 2018

24 May 2018, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

First Sea Lord's Speech Read the speech here Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson The conference addressed the potential for human-machine combat teaming, implications for force design, disinvestment strategies and people from the year 2035.   The...

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 16th Annual Conference

23 May 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

To read the closing remarks by Her Royal Highness Princess Tessy of Luxembourg, please click here. Now in its 16th year, the conference focussed on 'Politics, Partners and Protection’ and explored some of the key issues confronting contemporary...

Why We Fight: The Evolutionary Psychology of Warfare

22 May 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

From the pursuit of social status and belonging, to the rationalisation of violence through mechanisms such as morality, religion and shared ideology, this lecture will explore recent advances in the cognitive sciences, and demonstrate their...

Organised Crime/Terror Nexus Workshop

22 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The organised crime/terror nexus manifests at various levels. Organised crime groups and terrorists may converge, permanently or opportunistically. For instance, terrorist groups such as the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) are known to tax and extort...

Air Marshal Phil Osborn on Intelligence and Information Advantage in a Contested World

18 May 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

The clarity of peace, transition to war, and war is fast disappearing. State-based competition and confrontation are now becoming the norm, played out across a multi-dimensional and multi-speed battlespace. For some, traditional levers of national...

Breakfast Briefing: Iran’s Nuclear Deal – What Next?

17 May 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

US President Donald Trump has until 12 May to decide whether or not to waive sanctions against Iran again, in line with the terms of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Back in January, President Trump stated that unless a series of...

Global Connectivity or Stitching Up the World: How Should We Understand the Belt and Road

16 May 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is Beijing’s dominant foreign policy narrative. But how should we understand it from a normative perspective from Beijing – is it about a community of shared destiny or is it rather an attempt to tie up international...

The Iraq Election Results: What next for Iraq’s political stability?

16 May 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

On the 12th of May, Iraq will experience its fourth democratic Parliamentary election, the nation’s first since its near destruction at the hands of ISIS. Following the official end of the campaign against ISIS in December 2017 and the start of the...

The Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History Award Ceremony

15 May 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Royal United Services Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History, named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and the Founding Patron of RUSI. The Institute acknowledges, with...

City of London

Proliferation Finance Experts Workshop

15 May 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Supported by the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, the workshop will be an opportunity for experts to showcase research findings, enhance collaborative efforts and advance common ideas about best practice. Participants will consider the...

POSTPONED: Whitehall Paper Launch - The Spectre of a Westphalian Europe?

11 May 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Spectre of a Westphalian Europe? discusses the cohesion of Europe’s geopolitical architecture, and offers a new way of understanding the contemporary regional balance. Luis Simón contends that Europe is undergoing a balance of power crisis set...

Sir Simon McDonald on Delivering UK Foreign Policy

11 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Sir Simon discussed post-Brexit UK foreign policy, including promoting the influence of global Britain, strengthening our partnerships and supporting good governance, democracy, rule of law and human rights. On the record transcript...

The Protection of Civilians in Conflict

08 May 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

The nature of modern warfare is rapidly changing and, in recent years, has been defined by: protracted and complex conflicts; fluctuating geopolitical allegiances; challenges to multilateralism; and the prominence of non-state actors. As we have...

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...

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