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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.

RUSI Annual Security Lecture by Lindy Cameron, CEO, UK National Cyber Security Centre

14 June 2021, 16:00

Lindy Cameron CB OBE, who has two decades of national security policy and crisis management experience, started her career in the private...

The Military Challenges and Opportunities for Cooperation in the Baltic Region

16 June 2021, 16:00

In his current role, Lieutenant General Herem has been a strong advocate of regional military cooperation and shared capability development...

Sharpening the Dagger: Optimising Special Forces or Future Conflict

28 June 2021, 15:00

Militaries have found a persistent need to establish units that are detached from the conventional force structure to address discrete...

The Bomb Beyond Borders: How Do Democratic States and Their Citizens Think About Nuclear Use?

28 June 2021, 16:00

In recent decades, scholars and policymakers have advanced the view that the non-use of nuclear weapons since the Second World War can...

Prisons and Terrorism

30 June 2021, 16:00

Erupting in 1969, the Northern Ireland “troubles” continued with terrible intensity until 1998. The most enduring civil conflict in Western...

Israel’s Elections and Future Trajectory

21 January 2021, 14:00

As Israelis head to the polls for their fourth general elections in less than two years, the country is confronted with critical policy choices, such as how it will engage with the new Biden Administration in Washington, and how it leverages its...

Dead Doubles: The Extraordinary Worldwide Hunt for One of the Cold War’s Most Notorious Spy Rings

14 January 2021, 16:00

The Portland Spy Ring was one of the most infamous intelligence cases from the Cold War. People all over the world were shocked in 1961 when its exposure revealed in Britain the shadowy underbelly of KGB 'illegals' - spies operating under deep cover...

Paper Launch - The Future of the NATO Corps

12 January 2021, 15:00

The diminished expectation of large-scale warfighting in the wake of the Cold War, combined with the liberation from a rigid echelon system enabled by modern communications technology, has reduced the emphasis on the corps in Western militaries...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2020

17 December 2020, 13:00

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI and is a feature in the British defence and security calendar. 21 YEARS OF RUSI CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF LECTURES 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010...

Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber-Intelligence Agency

14 December 2020, 16:00

For a hundred years, GCHQ has been at the forefront of innovation in national security and British secret statecraft. Famed for its codebreaking achievements during the Second World War, and essential to the Allied victory, GCHQ also held a critical...

How Can We Realise The Anti-Financial Crime Potential of Technology?

14 December 2020, 16:00

This is the first one in a series of three webinars convened based on Financial Crime 2.0, a two-year programme on financial crime and new technology funded by EY, Refinitiv and (during its first year) Lloyds Banking Group. The following webinars in...

Ben Wallace on UK Defence Reform

11 December 2020, 10:00

The announcement in the House of Commons on 19 November by Prime Minister Boris Johnson of a multi-year funding settlement for the Ministry of Defence marks the first outcome from the Integrated Review of the UK’s foreign, defence, development and...

MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two

09 December 2020, 16:00

When Allied fighters were trapped behind enemy lines, one branch of military intelligence helped them escape: MI9. The organisation set up clandestine routes which traversed Nazi-occupied Europe, enabling soldiers and airmen to make their way home....

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Community Engagement in Fragile and Conflict Affected States: Knowledge Transfer and Lesson Learning between the Gendarmerie and the Military

09 December 2020, 15:00

This event was hosted by Keith Ditcham, Senior Research Fellow and Acting Director, RUSI and Colonel Giuseppe de Magistris, NSPCOE Director; it was chaired by Dr Georgina Sinclair, Associate Fellow, RUSI and Dr Imogen Parsons, Senior Research Fellow...

Twenty-Five Years after Bosnia: The Corps in Contemporary Security

09 December 2020, 14:00

The Allied Rapid Reaction Corps provided the framework headquarters for the international intervention in Bosnia under the command of then General Michael Walker. Twenty-five years later the ARRC has taken up its role as the first NATO War...

Have I got Nukes for You: The Online UK PONI Christmas Quiz and Networking Event

08 December 2020, 15:00

Given the success of our previous UK PONI Christmas quiz, we’re back for a fifth year! Get ready to pull on those Christmas jumpers and join other UK PONI members for an evening of friendly competition and quiz fun.We also hosted an online careers...

Kleptopia: How Dirty Money is Conquering the World

08 December 2020, 14:30

RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies is delighted to welcome the return of Tom Burgis for a discussion of his latest book, ‘Kleptopia: How Dirty Money is Conquering the World’, hosted by Alexandra Wrage, founder and president of...

The Making of the Salafi-Jihadi Visual Presence – An Evidence-Based Approach

08 December 2020, 14:00

The fourth session presented reflections on adopting an evidence-based approach and explore new technological opportunities available by adopting an increasingly evidence-based approach and stronger data culture in the study of Salafi-Jihadi groups...

Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Outlook: Navigating a New Era of Great Power Competition

04 December 2020, 13:00

Pakistan has long been an important partner for the West, first during the Cold War and then in its campaign in Afghanistan. However, the relationship has often been an uncomfortable one in recent years, given Pakistan’s growing closeness to...

Debate: This House would abolish the Combined Joint Expeditionary Force

01 December 2020, 15:00

The Lancaster House treaties were signed in 2010: bilateral agreements between France and the UK to increase interoperability for defence and security cooperation. Upon signing, both governments agreed on the creation of a Combined Joint...

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