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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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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...

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Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2020

03 December 2020, 15:30

Lecture by General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence.The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI and is a feature in the...

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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...

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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’,...

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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...

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25 Years from 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. 25 years later the ARRC has taken up...

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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,...

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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...

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Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture: Implementing the Integrated Review – Building the Next Generation Royal Air Force

25 January 2021, 13:00

The Integrated Review sets out to define the Government’s ambition for the UK’s role in the world and its long-term strategic aims for our national security and foreign policy. The UK needs Armed...

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Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2020

03 December 2020, 15:30

Lecture by General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence.The Chief of the Defence Staff...

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...

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...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture: Implementing the Integrated Review – Building the Next Generation Royal Air Force

25 January 2021, 13:00

The Integrated Review sets out to define the Government’s ambition for the UK’s role in the world and its long-term strategic aims for our...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: The Tank in World War One – Did Haig Help or Hinder its Development?

29 January 2021, 13:00

In his memoirs, Major General J.F.C. Fuller, Chief of Staff of the Tank Corps from 1916 to mid 1918 and a key player in its successes,...

James Brokenshire on the Evolving Threat Posed by Terrorism in the UK

26 November 2020, 16:00

Mr Brokenshire explored the challenges and opportunities the Government faces in responding to self-initiated terrorists, with a particular focus on right-wing terrorism.The full video is available to RUSI members. Please login and return to this...

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Rising Global Violence – Where, When, Why?

25 November 2020, 14:00

Around the globe violence is on the rise. Fifty years of bipolar antagonism gave way to 20 years of the American Moment. Now that relative geopolitical certainty is fading as other states challenge Western hegemony. With a growing risk of armed...

CTF Online Symposium No. 5: Financing Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism

24 November 2020, 14:00

In this webinar, Bethan Johnson will analyse trends in the financial activities of right-wing extremists and terrorists around the world. Considering the habits of both terrorist groups and ‘lone wolf’ terrorists, she will examine the fundraising...

How Spies Think: 10 Lessons in Intelligence

17 November 2020, 16:15

Members can watch the event by logging in and returning to this page. Intelligence officers discern the truth. They gather information - often contradictory or incomplete - and, with it, they build the most accurate possible image of the world. With...

The Incoming Biden Administration: Views from Iran

16 November 2020, 14:00

The Trump presidency saw strained relations between the United States and Iran. There was a weakening of the nuclear deal (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) following the US withdrawal and an increased risk of potential...

Paper Launch - War by Others' Means

13 November 2020, 14:00

Working with partnered forces may extend the reach of a small military, but how can access be converted into influence, training into improved capability, and what are the limits of transferring political and fiscal risk on the modern battlefield...

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 his time. He was the creator of the Territorial Army and the British Expeditionary Force. Haldane laid the...

The African Soldiers of the First World War

11 November 2020, 16:00

At 11am on the second Sunday in November, Britain holds Remembrance Sunday to commemorate its fallen soldiers. Up and down the country, crowds of people gather to pay their respects to those who fought at home and overseas. The soldiers who took...

Russia in the Eastern Mediterranean

11 November 2020, 15:00

September marked the fifth anniversary of Russia’s intervention in the Syrian Civil War. During this time, Russia’s presence across the region has substantially grown. Indeed, Russia’s involvement in the conflicts in Syria and Libya has seen Moscow...

Impact of the US elections on the MENA

11 November 2020, 12:30

The event, organised by the Unpacking the MENA programme, explores the reactions to and implications of the US elections for countries in the MENA region. Among the topics, It looks at what a new US administration will mean for the UK’s policy in...

US Presidential Election – How the Results Will Impact International Security

09 November 2020, 14:30

The 2020 US Presidential election is one of the most significant for decades in foreign policy terms. The choice for voters is summed up in the contrasting taglines of the candidates’ campaigns: Donald Trump’s America First versus Joe Biden’s...

UK PONI Introduction to Nuclear Technology Workshop

05 November 2020, 14:00

UK PONI will hold an online 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...

August Browne: The British-Polish Nigerian Who Took on the Nazis

30 October 2020, 16:00

1600 GMT / 1100 EST / 1800 EAT  Having travelled to Britain from Nigeria in the early part of the 20th century, August Agboola Browne settled down and became a successful Jazz musician in Poland prior to his participation in the struggle against...

Transatlantic Relations on Iran After the US Elections

30 October 2020, 13:30

Since the heralding of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed by the P5+1 group in 2015, the last four years have witnessed a schism emerge between the United States and Europe over Iran. While the E3 members have maintained...

Building Stronger Societies: Involving Teenagers in National Security

29 October 2020, 16:00

With national security threats growing, countries are looking increasingly to teenagers as a resource. Traditional conscription, as practiced in past generations, is mostly neither feasible nor desirable. Instead, a number of countries have...

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