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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...

The Causes of President Milosevic’s Capitulation in June 1999

07 December 2007, 12:45

Military History Circle - The Causes of President Milosevic’s Capitulation in June 1999 Dr Anna Maria BrudenellDefence Academy of the UK at ShrivenhamWhy was President Slobodan Milosevic suddenly and somewhat surprisingly prepared to agree to the...

Pakistan Today

06 December 2007, 11:30

Pakistan is undergoing a significant phase of political transition in its 60 year history.  International observers and analysts are watching developments as crucial to the security of Pakistan as well as the region.  Retired General Pervez...

British Intelligence and Security

04 December 2007, 8:30

Police and security agencies are presently adapting and evolving while under constant scrutiny. Arguments around the erosion of civil liberties and the array of threats facing the UK put them under a controversial spotlight. However, legislation and...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party 2007

03 December 2007, 17:30

Lecture by Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence.The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues.Followed by the RUSI Christmas Party ...

Anti-Americanisms in World Politics

03 December 2007, 16:00

The strong upsurge in anti-American sentiments around the world since 2002 is undeniable. The meanings and political consequences of these sentiments are less clear. Some are motivated by the Bush administration and its policies. Others are touching...

The Impact of Western Strategy on Muslim South Asia

03 December 2007, 9:00

The strategy adopted by the United States and its Western allies to counter the global threat of Islamic terror has been dominated by the Global War on Terror (GWOT). Though the approach has engaged a number of different dimensions, military force...

Members’ Lecture – Among the Dead Cities: The History and Moral Legacy of the WWII Bombing of Civilians in Germany and Japan

30 November 2007, 12:45

Professor A C GraylingSchool of Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of LondonBritain and the USA carried out a massive bombing offensive against the cities of Germany and Japan the course of the Second World War, which ended with the destruction of...

Perspectives on the Civil-Military Nexus in Afghanistan and beyond

28 November 2007, 8:00

The complexity of conflict in the post-Cold War world has prompted a wealth of new research into the changing character of war. One very apparent facet of conflict in this era is that war is no longer linear – defence, development and diplomacy now...

Post-Conflict Security, Justice and Reconciliation in Africa

26 November 2007, 8:45

Resolving the underlying causes of conflict is a pre-requisite to ensure sustainable development and to reduce the likelihood of violence reoccurring in Africa’s post-conflict societies. There is, however, no simple formula or template for...

The Rise of India and China and What It Means For All of Us

21 November 2007, 19:00

The Royal United Services Institute’s Asia Programme and the Georgetown University Alumni Club of the UK are delighted to host Ms Robyn Meredith, author of The Elephant and the Dragon. A foreign correspondent for Forbes magazine and award-winning...

Protection in Complex Emergencies: Ensuring Security and Freedom of Action

16 November 2007, 9:00

International intervention of military forces, civilian agencies and actors working within an effects based Comprehensive Approach have more requirements than ever before for protection.  In conventional war fighting, an enemy is easily identifiable...

Looking Forward to NATO’s Bucharest Summit

15 November 2007, 14:45

Looking Forward to NATO’s Bucharest Summit: The Transformation of the AllianceA Lecture by His Excellency Mr Teodor Melescanu, Minister of Defence of Romania Mr Teodor Melescanu, Romania’s Defence Minister, will address the Institute on 15 November...

Security and the Straits of Hormuz

14 November 2007, 8:00

The global economic importance of the Middle East region - with the dependence of so many countries in the region upon access to the sea for national prosperity and security, and with significant percentages of the world’s natural resources...

SUBTECH 07 - The RUSI-DEM Underwater Warfare Conference

12 November 2007, 8:00

Keynote speakersRear Admiral Andrew Mathews, Director General Submarines, Defence Equipment & Support, Ministry of Defence UKPaul Taylor, Director General Equipment, Ministry of Defence UKThemesThe underwater battlespace provides unique options...

Transatlantic Forum: The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

09 November 2007, 9:00

In March 2006 Mearsheimer and Walt stunned political analysts around the world with a piece in the London Review of Books titled 'The Israel Lobby'. This article broke the Washington taboo against speaking on the influence that lobbies, and in...

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