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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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E.g., Nov 21 2019

RUSI Members Only

Challenges to a free and open maritime security strategy in the Indo-Pacific

25 November 2019, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Admiral (rtd) Tomohisa Takei, formerly of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, will deliver a lecture on contemporary maritime security issues in the Indo-Pacific region, from the overall strategic...

RUSI Members Only

This event is sold out

Tipping Point: Britain, Brexit and Security in the 2020s

26 November 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

Britain is facing unprecedented security challenges in the 2020s. The decade to come will not be as favourable as the two past decades. For a country as 'globalised' as Britain, security challenges...

RUSI Members Only

Pre-election Defence Debate

28 November 2019, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

While Brexit may well form the backdrop for the General Election, the next government must also deal with the future of defence policy and the possibility of a Strategic Defence and Security Review...

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Beyond 2020: the next 50 years of the NPT

29 November 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

As part of the preparations for the 2020 Review Conference for the Non-Proliferation Treaty, President-Designate Rafael Grossi has launched the “Beyond 2020: The Next 50 Years of the NPT” project....

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The Future of Fires: Report Launch

29 November 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The increasing density and sophistication of Russia’s Integrated Air Defence System promises to rob NATO ground forces of air support in the first weeks of any high intensity conflict in Eastern...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: Intelligence Assessment and Policymaking: Learning the Lessons of the Past Fifteen Years

04 December 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In the aftermath of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a Committee of Privy Counsellors under Lord Butler of Brockwell was asked to review the pre-war intelligence on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and...

RUSI Members Only

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party 2019

05 December 2019, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the RUSI Christmas Party from 1945 to 2100.A fee of £30 is...

UK PONI Members Only

Have I Got Nukes for You: The UK PONI Christmas Quiz

09 December 2019, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Given the success of our previous UK PONI Christmas quizzes, we’re back for a fourth year! Get ready to pull on those Christmas jumpers and join other UK PONI members for an evening of friendly...

Invite Only

Tech innovation: the potential for startup-government collaboration

10 December 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

There is a major divide between the tech industry and the armed forces. In 2018 Google, for example, ended an artificial intelligence project for the Pentagon. This divide is troubling, because...

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Challenges to a free and open maritime security strategy in the Indo-Pacific

25 November 2019, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Admiral (rtd) Tomohisa Takei, formerly of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, will deliver a lecture on contemporary maritime security...

Tipping Point: Britain, Brexit and Security in the 2020s

26 November 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Britain is facing unprecedented security challenges in the 2020s. The decade to come will not be as favourable as the two past decades. For...

Houses of Parliament

Pre-election Defence Debate

28 November 2019, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

While Brexit may well form the backdrop for the General Election, the next government must also deal with the future of defence policy and...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party 2019

05 December 2019, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the...

Professor Azar Gat on Has War been Declining: Why and Where?

27 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

While the world has become more peaceful than ever before, there is still much to worry about in terms of security and no place for...

The Future of Amphibious Operations, Report Launch

20 November 2019, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

If you can’t get to the fight, the number of tanks, and the skill of soldiers is irrelevant. Theatre access is a critical prerequisite for power projection.Traditional methods of theatre access however are becoming harder. The proliferation of...

Tech as a Virtue: Ethical Technology as a Source of Societal Strength

20 November 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The current debate about technology and national security in liberal democracies focuses on the vulnerabilities created by technology. Given how strategic competitors and adversaries exploit Western societies’ technology-based vulnerabilities, for...

POSTPONED - UK Defence Estate: Strategic Asset and National Endowment Paper Launch

19 November 2019, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Defence Training Estate in the United Kingdom exists to enable the training of Service personnel to Single Service and joint operational readiness standards of military effectiveness. It is utilised daily and the management of the Estate is far...

Breakfast Briefing - Operating in Russia: High Risks with Little Return?

19 November 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The diplomatic relationship between Russia and the West has been difficult for some years and was particularly exacerbated in 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military intervention in eastern Ukraine. Rounds of western sanctions,...

Financial Action Task Force Strategic Review

18 November 2019, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

Over the past 30 years the Financial Action Task Force has undoubtedly raised financial crime compliance standards around the world amongst governments and their private sectors.Their decennial reviews challenge countries and trigger feverish policy...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2019

18 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

He will also discuss the need for maintaining and enhancing military capability across defence in an ever-changing operational environment.Speaker BiographyAir Marshal Richard Knighton CB joined the RAF in 1988 as a University Cadet and studied at...

UK Nuclear Deterrence Policy and Doctrine

14 November 2019, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

It is against the backdrop of our current challenging security environment that the deterrent becomes ever-more a part of the UK’s national security posture. The UK PONI in coordination with YPFP are pleased to announce our roundtable event on the...

Modern Deterrence Conference Autumn 2019

13 November 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

This conference will examine the connection between defence and offence in deterring greyzone threats; it will also examine deterrence of aggression triggered by climate change. Deterrence is, by definition, about psychology: how does an actor...

A Discussion with Ilham Ahmed, Co-Chair of the Syrian Democratic Council

11 November 2019, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

Ms Ahmed will be discussing the latest developments in Northern Syria and exploring possibilities for political reconciliation.Ms Ahmed currently serves as Co-Chair of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), a coalition of multiethnic organisations ...

Professor Philip Bobbitt on the Impeachment of a US President

11 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Professor Bobbitt, the co-author of Impeachment: A Handbook, will describe the constitutional context of Presidential impeachment and dispel a number of popular myths about the process and its history. He will discuss the current...

Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin on the American Handshake: Building Trust and the Future of U.S. Alliances

05 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this discussion, Congresswoman Slotkin offered her views on the value and future of U.S. alliances and how the ‘American handshake’ relies on building trust, both at home and abroad. Speaker Biography Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin serves the...

Down and Out in Pyongyang and London

04 November 2019, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

Project SANDSTONE’s latest investigation, conducted in conjunction with The Times, revealed how North Korea’s coal smuggling networks continued to use UK registered companies to evade UN sanctions imposed on the country following its nuclear and...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2019

30 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC was appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff in June 2019. Commissioned in 1990, his operational service has involved the Iran/Iraq Tanker War, security duties in the Falklands, NATO embargo operations in the...

Megan Butler on Turning Technology Against Financial Crime

23 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Technology has brought about a step change in how financial crime is committed, with much of the direct threat to customers having now moved online. In her lecture, Megan will discuss how the FCA is turning technology against criminals, from a world...

UK PONI Nuclear Technology Workshop

23 October 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

UK PONI will hold a one-day workshop covering the basics of nuclear technology including fuel cycles, nuclear weapons and delivery systems aimed at early career professionals working in the nuclear policy field but without a scientific or...

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