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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.

VJ Day 75 Years On: Reflections on the UK-Japan Relationship

13 August 2020, 10:00

15 August 2020 – VJ Day - marks both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War. The conclusion of years of hardship,...

Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence

20 August 2020, 16:00

Intelligence agencies provide critical information to national security and foreign policy decision makers, but spying also poses inherent...

Ahead of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly – Can Multilateralism be Rebuilt for a Post-Covid World: A Conversation Between The Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander and Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens

14 September 2020, 16:00

This wide-ranging conversation will cover the multilateral response to the Covid- 19 crisis to date and will look ahead to the key themes...

Building Stronger Societies Webinar Series: Organising Ourselves for the Next Crisis

16 September 2020, 16:00

When the coronavirus pandemic struck the world, a fact that had previously not been considered critical became obvious: most Western...

Tom Tugendhat on Reappraising UK Foreign Policy Towards China

22 September 2020, 10:30

The coronavirus crisis and the introduction of a new security law in Hong Kong has underlined the need for a better understanding of China'...

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

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...

Gulf Security Roundtable

05 September 2005, 23:00

Gulf Security Roundtable<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> Tuesday 6th September 10.00-11.00     The Royal United Services Institute will host a special roundtable discussion with H.E. Sayyid Badr Bin...

Briefing: The London Bombings

25 July 2005, 23:00

While both shocking and devastating, the London bombings of 7 July 2005 have long been predicted. Ministers and security chiefs have said on the record that an attack on the UK was inevitable.   They came at a time when the eyes of the world were...

The Coming Flu Pandemic: Global Challenge, National Response

19 July 2005, 23:00

Conference PresentationsAll presentations are the property of the author and subject to copyright. Presentations may not be reproduced or distributed and are for personal reference only.The World Health Organization has warned that an influenza...

Transformation of Military Operations On the Cusp, Part II

13 July 2005, 23:00

RUSI is engaged in a project in partnership with US Joint Forces Command entitled ‘Transformation of Military Operations on the Cusp’. The project is concerned with operations at the transition points between crisis and major combat operations, and...

World War Two in Perspective

12 July 2005, 23:00

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />  By Professor Sir Michael Howard OM CH CBE MC FBA.   From 1300 -1415 (Sandwich Lunch from 1215)     A fee of £6 is payable for the sandwich lunch.   This event is...

Unmanned Vehicle Systems 2005

11 July 2005, 23:00

A Military Sciences One-Day ConferenceTuesday 12 July 20050900 – 1800Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) are now an integral part of military operations, not only in the form of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) but increasingly as ground and maritime...

Imperial Overstretch, from Dr Arnold to Mr Blair

10 July 2005, 23:00

Dr Correlli Barnett CBE <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />  From 1245 – 1400 (Sandwich Lunch from 1215)   The British Empire / Commonwealth constituted not a strategic asset to Britain, but a burden....

Iraq as an Intelligence Sucess and Policy Failure

07 July 2005, 23:00

By Scott Ritter, former United Nations weapons inspector 1300 – 1400 (Sandwich Lunch from 1215) Scott Ritter is no stranger to controversy. In September 2002 he told officials in Baghdad that military action against Iraq was unjustified. Since he...

The Future of the UK Strategic Deterrent

05 July 2005, 23:00

Rethinking the Role of Strategic Deterrence in British Defence Policy Wednesday 6th July 2005 Britain’s position as a nuclear power has been fundamental to its role in the world order. In the 2003 Defence White Paper, the United Kingdom Government...

Science and Technology for a Transforming Alliance, Workshop III

30 June 2005, 0:00

RUSI is leading a research project entitled ‘Science and Technology for a Transforming Alliance’. The project seeks to evaluate the role of collective transatlantic S&T programmes in the context of NATO and EU military and political...

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-45

29 June 2005, 23:00

Thursday 30 June 2005 from 1245 – 1400 (<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Sandwich Lunch from 1215) The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies would like to invite you to...

Reforming NATO Force Generation, Workshop II

29 June 2005, 23:00

Improved force generation has been a key concern of the incumbent NATO Secretary General during his first year-and-a-half in office. The need for more ‘usable’ forces was a central theme of the Istanbul Summit Communiqué. A comprehensive list of...

Terrorism Laws

29 June 2005, 23:00

RUSI would like to invite you to attend a debate that will be recorded for broadcast later this year on BBC Radio 4. Professor Conor Gearty of the LSE's Centre For Human Rights will argue that all special terrorism laws should be abolished...

Technology for Security & Resilience

26 June 2005, 7:30

Each component of a society plays an integral role in the provision of that nation’s security and resilience. These roles are complex and intertwined and can range from:• A government ensuring that the threats and risks that are faced are adequately...

Terrorism in the UK

21 June 2005, 23:00

A <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Homeland Security & Resilience Department One-Day Workshop<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />Terrorist...

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