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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.

Can National Security be Taught?

30 September 2020, 15:00

In 2017, Latvia’s parliament decided that the country should launch a pioneering national security curriculum. Starting in the 2018/2019...

Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia on Georgia’s Pro-Western Foreign Policy Agenda, Security Threats and the Challenges Ahead

08 October 2020, 11:00

Addressing the key priorities of Georgia’s pro-Western foreign policy agenda, His Excellency Mr Giorgi Gakharia will discuss Georgia’s...

An Online Conversation with Two Former Spymasters

22 October 2020, 16:00

In this wide-ranging conversation, General Petraeus and Sir John Sawers will discuss the next big geopolitical and global security...

Haldane: The Forgotten Statesman Who Shaped Modern Britain

12 November 2020, 16:00

As a philosopher-statesman, Haldane’s groundbreaking proposals on defence, education and government structure were astonishingly ahead of...

How Spies Think: 10 Lessons in Intelligence

17 November 2020, 16:00

Intelligence officers discern the truth. They gather information - often contradictory or incomplete - and, with it, they build the most...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference (Rescheduled from Autumn 2020)

17 February 2021, 9:00

RUSI Modern Deterrence conference in partnership with the NATO Public Diplomacy Division.With threats and aggression facing liberal democracies increasing, national security is more important today...

Foreign investments in cutting-edge tech: pure business or a national security matter?

25 September 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Non-European entities, including investors, are a common and welcome part of business in Europe. When it comes to investments in cutting-edge technology, however, the picture becomes less clear. European governments are increasingly concerned about...

Report Launch: The UK Strategy on Protection of Civilians - Insights for the Review Process

18 September 2019, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

The 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council adding the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict to its agenda and the decision by the UK to review its 2010 strategy on Protection of Civilians provide an opportunity for the UK Government to play...

SOLD OUT: Breakfast Briefing - Seven Decades of Security: NATO at 70

18 September 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

As the world’s most successful alliance turns 70, it remains the cornerstone of UK defence. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was founded on April 4 in 1949, with its first headquarters in Belgravia, London. Since then, the alliance has...

The Red Queen Problem: Technology Start-ups and National Security

12 September 2019, 8:30

Technology start-ups have traditionally not been considered part of national defence – because technology within national defence has been provided by the government itself, or its major contractors. Conversely, tech start-ups often don’t have a...

Breakfast Briefing - How People Radicalise: The Anatomy of Violent Extremism

11 September 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Today, the world is facing an unprecedented wave of violent extremism by non-state actors of various types. The causes, in whose name they are willing to kill and die, are very different (including religion, ethnicity, social justice, among others)...

“Changing Times, Changing Treason?" A Lecture by the New Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

09 September 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

This speech reflected on whether the UK’s treason law needs to be updated to address the phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters who are British citizens or residents, and questioned whether the law properly allows for the trial and punishment of a...

US Secretary of Defense Dr Mark Esper

A Conversation with the US Secretary of Defense

06 September 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

In this wide-ranging discussion, Dr Esper addressed a number of key international defence and security challenges, including the importance of the critical transatlantic relationship. Dr Mark T. Esper became US Secretary of Defense on 23 July 2019....

Project Sandstone: On the Trail of the Tae Yang - AIS Spoofing and North Korean Coal Smuggling

01 August 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Project Sandstone is a new initiative looking to analyse and disrupt North Korean illicit shipping networks using Open Source Intelligence. Their latest report focuses on the Tae Yang, a DPRK flagged coal vessel spoofing its AIS to cloak its illicit...

HM Government Economic Crime Plan Publication

25 July 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The ECSB commissioned officials to draw up a public-private action plan to tackle the threat posed by economic crime in all its forms.At this event officials will present the government’s agreed Economic Crime Plan, which sets out in detail the...

What makes a crime-terror nexus? Evidence from 11 EU countries

22 July 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

GLOBSEC has assembled a database of 350 individuals either arrested for terrorism offences, fugitives from justice, or attackers who died while staging terrorist attacks during 2015, a peak year of jihadism in Europe. The team investigated the...

Rusi Building Whitehall London

188th RUSI Annual General Meeting

18 July 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

AGENDAThe agenda is available to download below. 

The English Job: Understanding Iran

10 July 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

In 2001, Jack Straw became the first senior British government minister to visit Iran since the 1979 revolution and has developed a growing interest in the country ever since. His latest book examines Britain’s extraordinary and tangled relationship...

Lieutenant General Christian Badia on European Military Capability Development: A Way Forward

09 July 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Today, the European Union (EU) is facing a variety of challenges. In addition to internal restructuring, the enlargement of the EU or Brexit, there is a call for more European effort in the sector of security and defence as the world is facing new...

Breakfast Briefing - Money Laundering and the Markets

04 July 2019, 8:15

Money laundering and the related responses from government authorities have, for some time, been viewed as areas dominated by policymakers and international organisations such as the Financial Action Task Force. More recently, as money laundering...

The UK in the Middle East: Strategy in a Changing Region

02 July 2019, 9:15
RUSI Whitehall

Brexit will force the UK into a critical re-examination of its place on the international stage. This includes a reconsideration of the UK’s strategy in the Middle East. As tensions between the US and Iran are rising again, it vital to assess how...

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