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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...

Professor Hugo de Burgh and Professor Daya Thussu on the Globalisation of Chinese Media

10 April 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Chinese media are going global to a purpose, which is intimately connected with their history and the culture from which they emerge. President Xi Jinping is insisting on them performing roles traditional in Chinese culture, as part of his...

UK PONI: Exploring the Impacts of Brexit on the UK Nuclear Industry

28 March 2018, 17:30

At a time when the UK is embarking on new nuclear power stations and working to detangle itself from the EU, many have argued that withdrawing from Euratom is not necessary or advantageous for the UK.The debate on exiting Euratom along with the...

Breakfast Briefing: Russia – Latest Analysis from RUSI

20 March 2018, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

Russia – Latest Analysis from RUSI Tuesday 20 March 2018Professor Malcolm Chalmers, RUSI Deputy Director-GeneralDr Jonathan Eyal, Associate Director for Strategic Research Partnerships. 

UK Trident Submarine.

Professor Matthew Jones on The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent

15 March 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Drawing on material from the first two volumes of The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent, Professor Jones will trace the story of why and how successive British governments endeavoured to build and then maintain an independent,...

A Conversation with Jaffar Hagi, Deputy Speaker of Kurdistan Parliament–Iraq

15 March 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

With the increasing role played by the forces of the Popular Mobilisation Forces and the dying embers of an ISIS insurgency, the direction of Iraq is still unclear. Dr Jaffar Hagi, the Deputy Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament of Iraq, will hold a...

China Steps Out: Beijing’s Major Power Engagement with the Developing World

13 March 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

This book explains how other countries perceive and respond to China’s growing engagement and influence. Each chapter is informed by the functionally organised academic literature and addresses a uniform set of questions about Beijing’s strategy....

EU Defence and Security after Brexit

13 March 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

As Prime Minister Theresa May made clear in her speech at the Munich Security Conference in February, the UK is committed to building a ‘deep and special partnership’ on foreign, defence and security policy with the EU after Brexit. To discuss the...

Saudi Arabia’s Reforms: Countering Extremism in a Changing Kingdom

08 March 2018, 14:45
RUSI Whitehall

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s high-profile social and economic modernisation programme, Vision 2030, has shaken up the Kingdom. The Crown Prince’s emphasis on reforming society, in particular by introducing more freedoms for...

The Syrian War: Seven Years In and No End in Sight

08 March 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Since it began seven years ago, the Syrian war has waxed and waned, developing increasingly complex dynamics. An underlying condition has been that no side has been strong enough, or shown enough desire to win and fully control the territory. 2018...

Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

05 March 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

  ORAL Transcript A lot has changed since 1975. Some of it even at the Ministry of Defence but plenty still holds true. In 1975 you invited one of my distinguished predecessors Sir Michael Cary to this very hall to speak to you on exactly the same...

Sir John Scarlett and Gill Bennett on How Russia Sees the World

28 February 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Russia has gone through enormous changes over the last hundred years, from the Revolutions of 1917 to the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, from post-Cold War economic adjustments to what in the 21st century appears to be a time of increasing...

UK PONI Table Top Exercise

27 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) is often referred to as the cornerstone of the non-proliferation regime. It is underpinned by three pillars; non-proliferation, the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and disarmament.  Every 5 years states...

The UK Defence Industrial Strategy – An Analysis

22 February 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Just before Christmas in 2017 the Ministry of Defence announced the UK’s defence industrial policy in support of the National Security Strategy. Professor John Louth and Professor Trevor Taylor present their emerging research findings on the factors...

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