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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.

Brexit and the UK-US Special Relationship

19 June 2020, 16:00

Britain prides itself on its special relationship with the United States. Ties of history, language and culture matter; so, in recent...

189th RUSI Annual General Meeting

16 July 2020, 16:00

A notice of all business to be transacted at the meeting shall be posted at the offices of the Institute, and on its website, at least 14...

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: Countering CBRN At Home and Abroad

23 September 2020, 9:00

The use of Chemical Weapons is a war crime. Yet chemical weapons have been used widely during the Syrian conflict, including the use of nerve agents, while in 2018 Russia conducted a nerve agent...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference

21 October 2020, 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...

The Inaugural JC Lord Lecture with WO1 Glenn Haughton OBE

22 May 2019, 15:30
RUSI Whitehall

The lecture takes its name from RSM John C Lord MVO MBE, known for his exemplary leadership skills.  His service in the Second World War included taking part in the seaborne operation to land at Taranto as part of the Allied invasion of Italy, and...

The Great Betrayal: How America Abandoned the Kurds and Lost the Middle East

21 May 2019, 12:15
RUSI Whitehall

Professor David Phillips will discuss one of the longest running conundrums in US Middle East policy, that of Washington’s position on the Kurds. His latest book The Great Betrayal: How American Abandoned the Kurds and Lost the Middle East (...

Yemen: A Pathway to Reconciliation

16 May 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Yemeni civil war has now entered its fifth year and shows little sign of abating, with an estimated 12,000 civilian casualties, and a further 24 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. While the Stockholm peace talks in December...

Rising Nuclear Risk, Disarmament and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty  

16 May 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

In its report the Committee calls on the Government to address grave concerns about the deteriorating state of nuclear diplomacy. For nearly 25 years since the end of the Cold War, the risks posed by nuclear weapons ceased to be a priority amongst...

First Sea Lord’s Sea Power Conference 2019

15 May 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 Global Influence. Is this renewed confidence...

73rd Annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture

14 May 2019, 14:45
RUSI Whitehall

At a time when the United States and Britain are reorienting their armed forces from counter insurgency to peer competition, with a common focus on readiness, modernisation, and the integration of capabilities, General Michael Garrett discusses the...

RUSI Financial Crime 2.0 Workshop: Money Laundering via Online Businesses

10 May 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

To prevent criminal misuse of these businesses, it is necessary to understand money-laundering risks facing them and develop responses that reflect their non-face-to-face nature and cross-border customer base. This invitation-only workshop is...

Breakfast Briefing: Strategic Autonomy and European Defence

10 May 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The idea of the European Union achieving its own military capabilities has been in and out of fashion since the organisation has existed. Yet following the 2016 election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, there has been renewed and...

Framing Competition and Deterrence in US Strategy

09 May 2019, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Senior US defence leaders have in recent years increasingly referred to the return of great power competition and the need to adapt defence strategy to this increasingly salient feature of geopolitics, with the publication of 2018 National Defense...

Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners: The British Soldiers Deceived in the Russian Civil War

08 May 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

When Winston Churchill took over as Secretary of State for War in January 1919, his top priority was the overthrow of the Bolshevik government in Moscow. His greatest military commitment lay in the Arctic Circle where 10,000 British and American...

Sudan and Financial Crime: Assessing the Current State of Affairs

17 April 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Sentry is composed of financial forensic investigators, policy analysts, and regional experts who follow the dirty money and build investigative cases focusing on the corrupt transnational networks most responsible for Africa’s deadliest...

POSTPONED: 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 returning state competition its linkages to other...

GIFCT Expert Workshop

GIFCT Expert Workshop “Mapping the Jihadist information ecosystem: Towards the 3rd Generation of Disruption Capability”

16 April 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The project, 'Mapping the Jihadist information ecosystem: Towards the 3rd Generation of Disruption Capability', will produce a network map of the traffic between the online platforms and websites jihadists use to construct their information...

The Pathway to Stabilisation in Yemen

11 April 2019, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

The UN has declared the situation in Yemen the world’s largest humanitarian emergency with 22 million people needing lifesaving assistance. The impact on Yemeni society and the country’s fragile infrastructure has been devastating.This panel...

Breakfast Briefing - Whatever happened to Al Qaida?

10 April 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

After the death of Usama bin Ladin in 2011, and the rise of the so-called Islamic State (also known as Daesh) in Iraq and Syria in 2013-14, Al Qaida faded from the headlines. However, Al Qaida aligned groups from Somalia to Syria to South Asia are...

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