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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.

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Transatlantic Perspectives on Cyber Security: Challenges and Opportunities

16 February 2021, 16:00

Cyber security has become a priority issue globally, a fact further underscored by the Covid-19 pandemic. In this wide-ranging discussion, Maggie Hassan and Robert Hannigan will offer their...

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Goodbye Britannia: The UK Challenged by Brexit

23 February 2021, 16:00

The outcome of the 2016 Brexit referendum sparked astonishment around the world and in the UK, widely regarded as the epitome of globalisation. Even though Britain is an island nation, very different...


Sea Power Virtual Conference 2021: Transforming Maritime Forces For an Age of Persistent Competition

25 February 2021, 12:15

It now verges on a truism to note that the future operating environment will be characterized by persistent competition.  The distinction between peacetime and war are increasingly blurred as nations...

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Winning Without Victories? Navigating Indecisiveness in Endless Wars

03 March 2021, 13:00

The challenge of how to achieve a decisive victory has never been more complicated for today’s armed forces. With a shortage of resources, sub-threshold conflicts, constantly changing defence...

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Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories and the Hunt for Putin’s Agents

10 March 2021, 16:00

In 2010, a group of Russian deep cover ‘sleeper agents’ were arrested in the US. It was the culmination of a decade-long investigation, and ten people, including Anna Chapman, were eventually swapped...


Combat Air Power 2021: Competing Visions for the Future

24 March 2021, 9:30

Evolving peer threats, new budgetary pressures and national industrial imperatives are fuelling fierce competition. This online conference will examine the key next-generation combat air approaches...


Israel’s Elections and Future Trajectory

21 January 2021, 14:00

As Israelis head to the polls for their fourth general elections in less than two years, the country is confronted with critical policy...

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

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

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, wrote in his memoirs...

The Future of UK Security, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Co-operation with the European Union

04 February 2021, 16:00

Post-Brexit, UK police and security agencies were keen to maintain access to SIS II, an EU database with real-time crime alerts, to the...

Launch of the Gender in Conflict and Security Webinar Series - Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women

08 February 2021, 16:00

The war crime few want to talk about: rape is used as a weapon to humiliate, oppress, seize territory, and carry out ethnic cleansing....

Combat Air Power 2021: Competing Visions for the Future

24 March 2021, 9:30

Evolving peer threats, new budgetary pressures and national industrial imperatives are fuelling fierce competition. This online conference will examine the key next-generation combat air approaches...

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Rising Global Violence – Where, When, Why?

25 November 2020, 14:00

Around the globe violence is on the rise. Fifty years of bipolar antagonism gave way to 20 years of the American Moment. Now that relative geopolitical certainty is fading as other states challenge Western hegemony. With a growing risk of armed...

CTF Online Symposium No. 5: Financing Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism

24 November 2020, 14:00

In this webinar, Bethan Johnson will analyse trends in the financial activities of right-wing extremists and terrorists around the world. Considering the habits of both terrorist groups and ‘lone wolf’ terrorists, she will examine the fundraising...

How Spies Think: 10 Lessons in Intelligence

17 November 2020, 16:15

Members can watch the event by logging in and returning to this page. Intelligence officers discern the truth. They gather information - often contradictory or incomplete - and, with it, they build the most accurate possible image of the world. With...

The Incoming Biden Administration: Views from Iran

16 November 2020, 14:00

The Trump presidency saw strained relations between the United States and Iran. There was a weakening of the nuclear deal (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) following the US withdrawal and an increased risk of potential...

Paper Launch - War by Others' Means

13 November 2020, 14:00

Working with partnered forces may extend the reach of a small military, but how can access be converted into influence, training into improved capability, and what are the limits of transferring political and fiscal risk on the modern battlefield...

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 his time. He was the creator of the Territorial Army and the British Expeditionary Force. Haldane laid the...

The African Soldiers of the First World War

11 November 2020, 16:00

At 11am on the second Sunday in November, Britain holds Remembrance Sunday to commemorate its fallen soldiers. Up and down the country, crowds of people gather to pay their respects to those who fought at home and overseas. The soldiers who took...

Russia in the Eastern Mediterranean

11 November 2020, 15:00

September marked the fifth anniversary of Russia’s intervention in the Syrian Civil War. During this time, Russia’s presence across the region has substantially grown. Indeed, Russia’s involvement in the conflicts in Syria and Libya has seen Moscow...

Impact of the US elections on the MENA

11 November 2020, 12:30

The event, organised by the Unpacking the MENA programme, explores the reactions to and implications of the US elections for countries in the MENA region. Among the topics, It looks at what a new US administration will mean for the UK’s policy in...

US Presidential Election – How the Results Will Impact International Security

09 November 2020, 14:30

The 2020 US Presidential election is one of the most significant for decades in foreign policy terms. The choice for voters is summed up in the contrasting taglines of the candidates’ campaigns: Donald Trump’s America First versus Joe Biden’s...

UK PONI Introduction to Nuclear Technology Workshop

05 November 2020, 14:00

UK PONI will hold an online workshop covering the basics of nuclear technology including fuel cycles, nuclear weapons and delivery systems aimed at early career professionals working in the nuclear policy field but without a scientific or...

August Browne: The British-Polish Nigerian Who Took on the Nazis

30 October 2020, 16:00

1600 GMT / 1100 EST / 1800 EAT  Having travelled to Britain from Nigeria in the early part of the 20th century, August Agboola Browne settled down and became a successful Jazz musician in Poland prior to his participation in the struggle against...

Transatlantic Relations on Iran After the US Elections

30 October 2020, 13:30

Since the heralding of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed by the P5+1 group in 2015, the last four years have witnessed a schism emerge between the United States and Europe over Iran. While the E3 members have maintained...

Building Stronger Societies: Involving Teenagers in National Security

29 October 2020, 16:00

With national security threats growing, countries are looking increasingly to teenagers as a resource. Traditional conscription, as practiced in past generations, is mostly neither feasible nor desirable. Instead, a number of countries have...

Reflections on Assessing National Exposure to Proliferation Financing Risk

29 October 2020, 14:00

Earlier this summer, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) requested feedback on a proposed amendment to its Recommendation 1. The amendment would require countries and financial institutions to assess their exposure to the risk of facilitating...