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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.

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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...

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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 challenges for the 21st century.The webinar will be moderated by...

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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...

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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...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2020

25 June 2020, 9:00

Click here for the text of the speech. His Excellency The Honourable George Brandis QC was appointed High Commissioner for Australia to the United Kingdom in May 2018. Mr Brandis has had a distinguished political career in Australia as a member of...

Africa in Perspective

24 June 2020, 12:00

The African Union’s Agenda 2063, sets out seven aspirational commitments in its African development and transformation programme intended to enable Africa to fulfil its potential. However, across sub-Saharan Africa, crime, violent extremism,...

New Methods of Payment and Financial Crime

22 June 2020, 12:00

The emergence of new financial services and methods of payment, from fintechs to cryptocurrencies, has brought greater variety and choice to communities. As is inevitable with most innovations, their advantages have not been lost on criminal groups...

Brexit and the UK-US Special Relationship

19 June 2020, 16:00

Britain prides itself on its special relationship with the United States. Ties of history, language and culture matter; so, in recent decades, has London’s informal role as a go-between for Washington’s relations with Brussels, Berlin, and Paris....

Illicit Cigarette Consumption in the EU, UK, Norway and Switzerland

18 June 2020, 10:00

The illicit cigarette trade does not respect borders nor laws, and affects different countries and regions alike around the world. The European Union is no exception. For the past 14 years, KPMG has been studying the illicit cigarette consumption in...

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Whitehall Briefing: The New British Army Operating Concept

17 June 2020, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

Following the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014, western governments have been trying to adapt to a challenging new security environment. Persistent instability in the Middle East and North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, coupled with the return...

Exclusive Online Briefing on NATO’s Nuclear Deterrence

16 June 2020, 15:00

Jessica L. Cox, Director, Nuclear Policy Directorate at NATO HQ, was the author of an article on the continued relevance of nuclear deterrence to NATO security.  The event was moderated by Tom Plant, Director, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy,...

Detecting and Seizing the Proceeds of Cybercrime

16 June 2020, 12:00

Cybercrime is a major category of profit-driven criminality. With financial gain being the motivation behind most of cybercrime, disrupting cybercrime-related financial flows is a key vector of disrupting cybercriminal networks, especially since...

RUSI-Ecole de Guerre Series 2020

15 June 2020, 9:00

European Defence: Time for a Private Solution? Major Nicolas Bourbigot, Major Nicolas Rocquet and Major Matthieu Toyer speak on contractorisation. This video is part of a series of presentations by officers studying at France's Ecole de Guerre on...

The Corona Lessons: Learning from Finland's Fight against Coronavirus

12 June 2020, 13:30

To date Finland – a country with a population of 5.5 million -- has only had 6,743 coronavirus infections and 313 deaths. The country’s success rests on preparedness, early intervention and creativity. The country went into a lockdown before the...

Paper Launch: Performing Information Manoeuvre Through Persistent Engagement

11 June 2020, 15:30

Military activity in the information domain has always been a key element of warfare. However today we face significant changes in the information operating environment that armed forces must adapt to meet. The density of information is increasing...

Mapping a Pandemic: Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps - Navigating Between the Effective, Trustworthy and the Lawful

11 June 2020, 14:00

Virus tracing apps are seen as an essential tool in supressing the spread of COVID-19, which has already killed more than 40,000 in the UK, and nearly 400,000 people worldwide. Britain will soon be joining a growing number of countries around...

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The COVID-19 Fraud-Organised Crime Nexus: Threats, Challenges and Responses

10 June 2020, 14:30

As much of the UK continues to work from home, spending a greatly increased amount of time online, the demand for electronic devices to work and engage in social contact is booming; and companies and individuals are scouring the internet for scarce...

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Unexplained Wealth Orders: A Game-Changer or a Distraction?

09 June 2020, 16:00

It addressed how well do they match up to the challenges posed by the likes of complex holding structures and challenges of obtaining evidence from abroad? Are they attracting too much focus at the expense of other statutory powers in the fight...

UK Project On Nuclear Issues 10th Anniversary Annual Conference

09 June 2020, 13:00

9 June 1300-1800: Emerging Technology and Nuclear Proliferation: Closing Keynote 1700 – 1800: Dr Pippa Malmgren, Founder H Robotics10 June 1300-1800: Challenges and Solutions for Sustaining Nuclear Expertise in the Next GenerationClosing Keynote...

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