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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...

Paper Launch: Performing Information Manoeuvre Through Persistent Engagement

11 June 2020, 15:30

Military activity in the information domain has always been a key element of warfare. However today we face significant changes in the information operating environment that armed forces must adapt to meet. The density of information is increasing...

Mapping a Pandemic: Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps - Navigating Between the Effective, Trustworthy and the Lawful

11 June 2020, 14:00

Virus tracing apps are seen as an essential tool in supressing the spread of COVID-19, which has already killed more than 40,000 in the UK, and nearly 400,000 people worldwide. Britain will soon be joining a growing number of countries around...

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The COVID-19 Fraud-Organised Crime Nexus: Threats, Challenges and Responses

10 June 2020, 14:30

As much of the UK continues to work from home, spending a greatly increased amount of time online, the demand for electronic devices to work and engage in social contact is booming; and companies and individuals are scouring the internet for scarce...

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Unexplained Wealth Orders: A Game-Changer or a Distraction?

09 June 2020, 16:00

It addressed how well do they match up to the challenges posed by the likes of complex holding structures and challenges of obtaining evidence from abroad? Are they attracting too much focus at the expense of other statutory powers in the fight...

UK Project On Nuclear Issues 10th Anniversary Annual Conference

09 June 2020, 13:00

9 June 1300-1800: Emerging Technology and Nuclear Proliferation: Closing Keynote 1700 – 1800: Dr Pippa Malmgren, Founder H Robotics10 June 1300-1800: Challenges and Solutions for Sustaining Nuclear Expertise in the Next GenerationClosing Keynote...

Covid-19: Implications for Industry

04 June 2020, 14:00

Speakers: Prof. V. Sumantran is a business leader and academic, currently serving as Chairman of Celeris Technologies and an advisor to several Fortune 100 companies. He is the author of Faster, Smarter, Greener – the future of the Car and Urban...

Mapping a Pandemic: Kenya and Covid-19

04 June 2020, 12:00

The arrival of Covid-19 in Kenya has accentuated a range of security challenges in the country. Tackling a public health crisis on this scale requires healthy finances, clear government policy and a measured approach from security agencies. In...

Strategic Communications in the Post-Truth World: Mis/Disinformation, Conspiracy Theories and Reading the Mood

03 June 2020, 14:00

With state and non-state actors using sophisticated online and offline tools to spread disinformation, and a proliferation of sources of information in competition with traditional channels of communication, trust in liberal democratic...

Exploring Connections: Corruption, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing

29 May 2020, 14:00

Corruption and terrorism do not only join forces in conflict-affected countries where criminal activities are likely to flourish. In any country where endemic corruption has made the country itself or its neighbours vulnerable to terrorist...

International Day of the UN Peacekeeper 2020 - Brigadier-General Maureen O'Brien

29 May 2020, 12:00

In association with the United Nations Association UK.

Mapping a Pandemic: Managing Instability - The Pandemic and Conflict

28 May 2020, 14:00

They will discuss the impact of Covid- 19 on the delivery of aid, working with warring parties and militias, and other security challenges.  Confirmed Panellists include: General (Ret'd) James Cowan CBE DSO, Chief Executive Officer, The HALO...

The Corona Lessons: Learning from New Zealand's Fight Against Coronavirus

28 May 2020, 8:00

New Zealand, with a population some five million, has only had 1,499 coronavirus infections and 21 deaths. That makes it a global standout performer in combatting the virus. It owes its success to early and strict intervention. On 15 May, with no...

Extreme Communication: Strategic Communications in the Contemporary International Landscape

27 May 2020, 14:00

The challenge comes from extremist actors ranging from the Islamic State to far-right organisations, and their increasingly sophisticated use of tools and approaches both online and offline. In this online event, guest editor Alastair Reed spoke...

Royal Navy / RUSI Digital Seminar: The Role of the Navy in National Resilience

22 May 2020, 14:30

The immediate ramifications of unforeseen disruptions as well as their second order effects with regards to trade and global stability will require navies to coordinate with civilian and non-governmental agencies to deliver a whole of government...

Mapping a Pandemic: Britain and Europe After The Pandemic

21 May 2020, 14:00

Mapping the Pandemic Series For many opponents of Britain’s membership in the European Union, the chief argument in favour of Brexit was the EU’s alleged determination to transform itself into a “superstate”. But as the current coronavirus...

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