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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.

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...

Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia on Georgia’s Pro-Western Foreign Policy Agenda, Security Threats and the Challenges Ahead

08 October 2020, 11:00

Addressing the key priorities of Georgia’s pro-Western foreign policy agenda, His Excellency Mr Giorgi Gakharia will discuss Georgia’s...

An Online Conversation with Two Former Spymasters

22 October 2020, 16:00

In this wide-ranging conversation, General Petraeus and Sir John Sawers will discuss the next big geopolitical and global security...

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...

How Spies Think: 10 Lessons in Intelligence

17 November 2020, 16:00

Intelligence officers discern the truth. They gather information - often contradictory or incomplete - and, with it, they build the most...

Countering CBRN At Home and Abroad

23 September 2020, 9:00

REGISTER 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...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference (Rescheduled from Autumn 2020)

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...

Military History Circle - The Rhodesian War: Thirty Years On

23 May 2008, 11:45

This event will feature a brief audio-visual presentation by the co-authors, Professor Paul Moorcraft and Dr Peter McLaughlin and will be chaired by Dr Knox Chitiyo, Head of the Africa Programme, RUSI (all three having taught war studies at the...

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers - 5th Annual Conference

22 May 2008, 9:00

This annual conference, jointly organised by RUSI and the United Nations Association, Westminster Branch, has established itself as one of the UK’s most authoritative reviews of UN peacekeeping activities. UN peacekeeping at 60: 'Better preparation...

Whitehall Dialogue - Policing the Metropolis: Current Challenges

21 May 2008, 11:45

Sir Ian Blair, 24th Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, will outline the operational requirements of the capital, from neighbourhood policing to counter-terrorism. He will look at the challenges of communication and accountability in an...

Members' Lecture - Britain and Palestine, 1917-1948

13 May 2008, 11:45

Sir Martin Gilbert will discuss British policy from the Balfour Declaration in 1917 to the establishment of the Palestine Mandate in 1922. He will then examine the workings of the Mandate and the evolution of the conflict between the Jewish and...

An address by General Xiong Guangkai

09 May 2008, 12:00

As the balance of power in East Asia tips towards Beijing and China’s economic influence is felt world-wide, China’s military development has been subject to increasing scrutiny. General Xiong will provide an insight into China's national security...

2008 RUSI Air Power Conference - Air Power in the Joint Campaign

07 May 2008, 7:00

Conventional wisdom and current experiences, point to conflicts of the future being complex, multi-dimensional and dangerous endeavours which demand a Joint and integrated approach as part of a wider cross-Government response.  Therefore, whilst Air...

2008 Global Leadership Forum - America and the World Beyond 2008

01 May 2008, 8:00

A Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, Princeton Project on National Security, Newsweek International and Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP event.To watch videos, read the conference blog and more, see

Whitehall Dialogue - Russia: A Global Player and Partner?

30 April 2008, 11:45

Presentation by His Excellency Mr Yury Fedotov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Court of St James's.The national security of Russia cannot be ensured outside the global and regional context, for there can be no islets of stability in a...

Military History Circle - Cochrane: The Real Master and Commander

25 April 2008, 12:15

Dr David Cordingly will examine some of the astonishing feats which Lord Cochrane achieved as a frigate captain in the Napoleonic Wars and later as commander of the navies of Chile and Brazil. A bold, impulsive and controversial figure, Cochrane...

Members' Lecture: Summits - Some 'Lessons' from History

23 April 2008, 17:30

In his latest book, Summits: Six Meetings Which Shaped the Twentieth Century, Professor David Reynolds draws on material gleaned from newly opened archives. He reconstructs six case studies of modern summitry and explores the dynamics of how world...

Protecting the Critical National Infrastructure

16 April 2008, 8:00

Protecting the Critical National Infrastructure and ensuring the continuation of political, social and economic activity is vital to the UK. As a modern ‘just-in-time' society is becoming increasingly dependent on goods and services distributed...

Turkish Foreign Policy; challenges and opportunities

14 April 2008, 15:00

“Turkish Foreign Policy; challenges and opportunities”A Lecture by Ali Babacan, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Turkey’s strategic environment is unique and its desire to support the West’s common objectives long-standing. Turkey is of critical...

Members' Lecture - 'Mission Accomplished?' The Other Side of Ancient Roman Militarism

11 April 2008, 11:15

Professor Mary Beard will address the implications of the Roman triumph (as a celebration of imperialism and military might) and the questions it raises about military power and “victory” in the modern age.  While the Romans were the greatest...

RUSI-AFJ Conference on Japan-UK Security Co-operation

03 April 2008, 8:00

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POSTPONED - NATO Operations in the 21st Century

31 March 2008, 9:00

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE. As NATO heads towards its sixtieth anniversary, the Alliance remains involved in Afghanistan, one of the most challenging stabilisation missions in its history....