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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.

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...

We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People

17 March 2021, 16:00

Bellingcat has redefined the way we think about news, politics, and the digital future. Its founder tells the story of how he and his team...

Future War and the Defence of Europe

01 April 2021, 14:00

Europeans should be under no illusion: unless they do far more for their own defence, and do this very differently, all that they now take...

Combat Air Power 2021: Competing Visions for the Future

24 March 2021, 9:30

Each of the three efforts is aiming to eventually field a family of systems which will work together to deliver future air power effects. However, exactly what form this family of systems will take...

Precision Strike in 21st Century Multidomain Operations

13 May 2021, 12:00

The ‘democratisation’ of access to long-range precision strike assets once thought to be components of an exclusively Western revolution in military affairs will have important ramifications for the...

Pakistan, the war on terror and strains with Western allies

24 September 2008, 8:30

A joint Public Policy Research Organisation PPRO-RUSI eventWithout Pakistan’s full co-operation, the US and the broader international community cannot reconstruct Afghanistan, defeat the Taleban and turn the tide of international terrorism.  In the...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2008: The RAF - A Ninety Year History

22 September 2008, 12:00

This year marks the ninetieth birthday of the Royal Air Force, an appropriate moment to look back over the force's history and to assess the changes and the continuities that have shaped its evolution. Professor Richard Overy will examine the...

NATO Secretary General at RUSI

18 September 2008, 14:30

Listen to and read the lecture18 September 2008 Ahead of a crucial Defence Ministerial in London, Secretary General of NATO, Mr Jaap de Hoop Scheffer spoke at RUSI and gave a wide-ranging exposition on the key issues facing the transatlantic...

Space for Defence and Security

16 September 2008, 8:00

The importance of space assets to the work of military and security personnel has long been misunderstood. Australia has estimated that up to 90 per cent of all its military activities are reliant on space assets and the UK Ministry of Defence has...

Peace-Building after Violent Conflicts and the Need to Reform International Organisations. Views from The Hague

15 September 2008, 11:30

International organisations are not truly fit for purpose. With regard to international or regional security, the United Nations, NATO, EU or OSCE all share some success, yet their remit is only as relevant as their ability to affect the next...

Defence Project Management Seminar Series: Coping With Complexity in Programme and Project Management

10 September 2008, 8:00

This one day event covered the issue of ‘Coping with Complexity in Programme and Project Management.’ Whilst the term ‘complexity’ is open to a range of competing definitions, it is beyond doubt that defence programmes are not merely increasingly ‘...

Members' Lecture: After Iraq and Afghanistan - Where Next for Expeditionary Warfare?

09 September 2008, 12:00

Listen to the lecture (54mb) What should be the sensible balance between the requirements of current and future operations? Are the fundamental assumptions that underpinned the Strategic Defence Review and its subsequent amendments still valid and...

Members’ Lecture: An Address by The Rt. Hon. Lord Owen CH

02 September 2008, 12:00

Listen to lecture here >Lord Owen delivers a lecture detailing how some political leaders’ ill-conceived decisions are often connected to their own illnesses. Based on research from his latest book, ‘In Sickness and In Power’, Lord Owen focused...

UK-Japan Defence and Security Cooperation: Past and Future

25 July 2008, 15:00

UK-Japan Defence and Security Cooperation: Past and FutureRUSI, the Japan Society, and the Japanese Embassy would like to invite you to a special event commemorating a long history of Anglo-Japanese relations. In 1917, the Japanese Imperial Navy...

Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature 2008

22 July 2008, 11:15

The winner of the 2008 Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature is Professor Chris Bellamy, for his work “Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War”, published by Pan Macmillan. RUSI would like to invite members to a reception...

POSTPONED - Water Scarcity and the Threat of Water War in South Asia

07 July 2008, 9:00

POSTPONEDNowhere else on earth has the prospect of water wars been more often or more earnestly asserted than in South Asia, where two of the world’s greatest river systems – the Indus and the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) – crisscross the...

Introducing France’s New Defence & National Security Policy

02 July 2008, 10:30

Introducing France’s New Defence & National Security PolicyJean-Claude Mallet, Chairman of the French White Paper National Commission France’s new National Security and Defence White Paper sets out the governing principles for a streamlined...

Whitehall Dialogue: Maritime Security – A Global Perspective

30 June 2008, 11:45

Christopher Trelawny, Head of the Maritime Security Section, International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will lead a Whitehall Dialogue Meeting on 'Maritime Security – A Global Perspective'.  Since the 1980s, the IMO has developed international...

RUSI - Guild of Battlefield Guides Event

27 June 2008, 8:45

This is the third collaboration between the Institute’s Military History Circle (MHC) and the Guild of Battlefield Guides (GBG). PROGRAMME0950 Registration and Morning Coffee1020 Introductory Remarks by John Hughes-Wilson, Associate Fellow, RUSI...

Perspectives on the Darfur Conflict and International Intervention

24 June 2008, 12:00

The conflict in Darfur continues unabated. As the UN Security Council and UNAMID attempt to resolve the impasse, the viewpoints of renowned local leaders and mediators, such as Suleiman Jamous, are vital.       Suleiman Jamous is one of the most...

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