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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...

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...

Transatlantic Film Forum: The Boys from Baghdad High

13 February 2008, 18:00

It’s back to school time. A group of Iraqi boys are returning to their classroom for their last year in high school in the world’s most dangerous city - Baghdad. The four friends are Christian, Kurdish, Shia and Sunni. Will their friendship survive...

Zimbabwe: Crisis, Reconstruction and Security

07 February 2008, 8:30

The crisis in Zimbabwe continues unabated, with the country’s simultaneous and interlocking economic, political and security crises edging the nation ever further into the unknown. As was  demonstrated at  the December 2007 EU – AU summit, Zimbabwe...

Climate Change, Migration and Security

06 February 2008, 14:00

RUSI’s Climate Change & Security Programme welcomed Dr. Robert McLeman to discuss ‘Climate Change, Migration and Security’, the second in our series of lectures on the security dimensions of climate change. In this presentation, Dr. McLeman...

Polish Lessons Learned from Operations and Defence Transformation

04 February 2008, 14:45

A Lecture by General Franciszek Gagor, Chief of Defence Staff of Poland Strong Polish support to multinational operations in Iraq & Afghanistan, as well as close political/military ties with the United States, have led to the common perception...

Whitehall Dialogue - Media and War: Shaping Public Opinion

31 January 2008, 12:45

Presentation by Peter Riddell, Chief Political Commentator of The Times.This meeting will incorporate discussion on:The impact of 24 hour news, satellites and the internet shaping public opinion and influencing expectations;The instant reporting of...

MoD Briefing: Implementation of Through Life Capability Management

31 January 2008, 9:30

Through Life Capability Management (TLCM) was introduced as a central theme of the Defence Acquisition Change Programme initiated in 2006.  Over the past year the MoD has largely completed the design and launch of TLCM and has had the opportunity to...

Britain and Afghanistan

30 January 2008, 13:00

Presentation by Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, KCMG, LVO, British Ambassador to Kabul. Sir Sherard has been Ambassador to Afghanistan since May 2007. He previously served as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2003 to 2007, Ambassador to Israel, and...

Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Conservatism or Change?

29 January 2008, 12:30

The importance of Saudi Arabia’s role in the Middle East needs no explanation. In recent years, the Kingdom has pursued a number of ambitious foreign policy initiatives, thus attracting significant international attention for its increasing...

Pakistan: Conflicted Ally in the War on Terror

25 January 2008, 17:00

On 25 January 2008 at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, Carnegie Senior Associate Ashley J. Tellis presented the findings of his Carnegie report, Pakistan and the War on Terror: Conflicted Goals, Compromised Performance. In the...

ADDRESS: His Excellency Pervez Musharraf

25 January 2008, 15:30

Listen to the speech via the RUSI Podcast, click here (could take a few minutes depending on download speeds).In the ongoing struggle against terrorism, Pakistan is playing a crucial regional role. In this fight, Pakistani soldiers and security...

Military History Circle- Royal Guard or Standing Army? The Struggle for Control of Charles II's Regiments

18 January 2008, 12:45

Major General Barney White-Spunner will talk about his recent book ‘Horse Guards’, which tells the story of the Household Cavalry.  He will concentrate in this talk on the early years of the story, and try to explain how the development of the...

RUSI-DEM SubTech 08 Underwater Warfare Conference

14 January 2008, 8:00

Click for Conference PapersThe underwater battlespace provides unique options for delivering military effect in support of defence policy. This conference examined, in an international context, the operational importance of the underwater...

Security and the Strait of Hormuz: Challenges and Implications

14 December 2007, 8:30

Given the global system's reliance on maritime trade, the security of such trade remains a fundamental challenge for the international community. The Strait of Hormuz is a case study of such a challenge. The global economic importance of the Middle...

Europe’s Approach to Taiwan’s Security

13 December 2007, 9:30

Taiwan’s ruling party, the Democratic Progressive Party, is determined to go ahead with a referendum on UN membership for the island under the name Taiwan early in 2008. In a particularly sensitive year which will see the appointment of a new...

Climate Change as the 'New' Security Problem

12 December 2007, 11:00

Weather of Mass Destruction?Climate Change as the 'New' Security ProblemA Lecture By Oli BrownRUSI's Climate Change and Security series welcomes Oli Brown of the International Institute of Sustainable Development to the first in a series of talks on...

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