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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.

MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two

09 December 2020, 16:00

When Allied fighters were trapped behind enemy lines, one branch of military intelligence helped them escape: MI9. The organisation set up...

Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber-Intelligence Agency

14 December 2020, 16:00

For a hundred years, GCHQ has been at the forefront of innovation in national security and British secret statecraft. Famed for its...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2020

17 December 2020, 13:00

Lecture by General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence.The Chief of the Defence Staff...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture: Implementing the Integrated Review – Building the Next Generation Royal Air Force

25 January 2021, 13:00

The Integrated Review sets out to define the Government’s ambition for the UK’s role in the world and its long-term strategic aims for our...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: The Tank in World War One – Did Haig Help or Hinder its Development?

29 January 2021, 13:00

In his memoirs, Major General J.F.C. Fuller, Chief of Staff of the Tank Corps from 1916 to mid 1918 and a key player in its successes,...

Space Command Conference 2021

28 January 2021, 9:00

Governments around the world are increasingly concerned about the weaponisation of space. In November 2020, the UK government announced funding for a new Space Command. This conference will examine...

Book Launch - The Radical’s Journey: How German Neo-Nazis Voyaged to the Edge and Back

05 October 2020, 15:00

How and why do people become Neo-Nazis? How does it feel to be one? What makes one leave the movement? What is it like to be a former member? These issues are examined in detail in this important book.  Based on in-depth interviews with 40 German...

Predicting Environmental Disasters

05 October 2020, 15:00

Though CO2 emissions decreased somewhat as a result of coronavirus lockdowns, climate change remains a critical issue. Indeed, environmental disasters are continuing to wreak havoc around the world. Africa, Asia and the Middle East are plagued by an...

How effective are P/CVE mentorship programmes?

02 October 2020, 14:00

The fourth webinar in this series will provide insights into the role mentorship interventions play in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). Prevention is a vital pillar of counterterrorism (CT) strategies across the globe. Yet...

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and the Risk of Regional War

02 October 2020, 14:00

The fighting that has broken out around the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh is some of the most serious since the war that raged across the region in the early 1990s.  Following the ceasefire of 1994, Nagorno-Karabakh and seven other occupied...

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 academic year, the curriculum has been rolled out at the country’s secondary schools; by 2025, all schools will...

Paper Launch - Decision Points: Rationalising the Armed Forces of European Medium Powers

30 September 2020, 14:00

ACCESS THE PAPER The return of great power competition makes hard power critical to ensuring national security. Technological advances and economic constraints, however, are making it more expensive and complex to field credible military...

Tech Startups and National Security: Concrete Steps for Better Collaboration

29 September 2020, 15:00

With the West’s strategic competitors now catching up and sometimes surpassing Western technological capabilities, the innovation gap is now an urgent issue. At this event, Alex Fox (Managing Partner, UK National Security Strategic Investment Fund...

Rethinking UK Security Policy – Inaugural Event for Rebalancing Expertise in Defence and Security

29 September 2020, 13:00

This discussion focuses on considering UK security policy – both domestic and international - and its role in developing and improving diversity and inclusion. There is often insufficient diversity in the voices contributing to important...

International Security in Transformation

28 September 2020, 16:00

At a time of such far-reaching changes, the RUSI International Security Studies research group is launching the International Security in Transformation initiative to explore the key developments reshaping security around the world. The...

Corruption and Finance in the UK: A Reality Check

25 September 2020, 13:15

Just four years after David Cameron’s vow to drive out corruption, the UK remains a destination of choice for money launderers across the globe. The Russia Report raised valid questions about the UK’s seemingly lax anti-corruption and illicit...

Africa in Perspective - Spotlight on West Africa

24 September 2020, 12:00

The event will consider measures to tackle the root causes of economic underdevelopment, climate change, insecurity and the ongoing violent conflicts between the state and non-state actors.  Particular attention will be given to initiatives to...

Ansar al Sunna: local trajectories of violent extremism in Kwale County, Kenya

24 September 2020, 9:00

Kwale County on Kenya’s south coast has experienced frequent, if sporadic and low-level, extremist violence over the last decade. Much of this has been interpreted by the media as a three-way battle for supremacy between al Shabaab loyalists,...

CTF Online Symposium No. 3: Financial Intelligence in the Age of Lone Actor Terrorism

23 September 2020, 15:00

CTF Online Symposium No. 4: Find out moreLone actor and small cell terrorists carry-out undetectably simple attacks without being directed or funded by larger organisations. In its current form, is the global architecture aimed at countering the...

Countering CBRN At Home and Abroad

23 September 2020, 9:00

ACCESS NOWThe 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 attack on British soil. Although there has...

US Elections and International Kleptocracy: What to Watch for

22 September 2020, 16:00

This November, US citizens will choose the President who will lead the country during the next four years. As always, this American election is a global affair with far-reaching implications for other countries. This is especially so when it comes...

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