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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.

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2019

30 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC was appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff in June 2019. Commissioned in 1990, his operational...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2019

18 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

He will also discuss the need for maintaining and enhancing military capability across defence in an ever-changing operational environment....

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...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

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...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2019 Conference

13 November 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

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...

RUSI Paper Launch – Targeting the Finances of Cybercrime

04 December 2018, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

UK law enforcement agencies already seek to ‘follow the money’ to identify cybercriminals, as well as to confiscate the proceeds of cybercrime. Financial institutions are a crucial partner in those efforts, especially in cases involving ‘money mule...

Book Launch: The Hall of Mirrors by Jim Storr

29 November 2018, 17:30

What can we learn from war, and warfare, in the 20th century? Surprisingly, the question has not been addressed.After the First World War, four empires ceased to exist and eight new countries were born in Europe. Following the Second World War,...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Mafiaround: The Fight Against Italian Mafias beyond Italy

29 November 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Sharing practices and insights will be the primary goal, but rather than just listening to each other’s experiences and knowledge, the workshop will be organised around a number of thematic sessions including, but not limited to:How to recognise and...

The Evolving Role of the Military during non-discretionary National Crises

28 November 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Brigadier Ridge will further reflect on what this means for the nature and construct of military deployments and how this has been reflected in recent British efforts. He will also offer some insights and thoughts as to what this might mean in the...

The Zinoviev Letter: A Century of Fake News?

27 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Zinoviev Letter of 1924, encouraging the British proletariat to greater revolutionary effort, was apparently sent by Grigori Zinoviev, head of the Bolshevik propaganda organisation, to the British Communist Party in September 1924. Received in...

Introducing the Royal United Services Institute

21 November 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies is one of the UK's leading think-tanks on defence and security, and was established in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington. As a think tank it analyses the latest issued affecting the...

Leadership in the Non-Proliferation Treaty

20 November 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The NPT process is currently under significant pressure. As the 2020 Review Conference draws closer, achieving consensus on a final document remains unlikely. There are divisions within the NPT community and frustrations over the slow progress of...

Annual John Garnett Memorial Lecture

14 November 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The annual John Garnett Memorial Lecture honours the legacy of Professor John Garnett as the first academic in the field of Strategic Studies worldwide. Professor Garnett pioneered Strategic Studies as an academic field at the University of...

A Conversation with Professor Yuval Noah Harari

13 November 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In a lively and wide-ranging conversation, they confronted some of the most urgent questions for the modern world and their implications for policy makers and the societies they serve. Why is liberal democracy in crisis? How do the forces of...

UK PONI Roundtable: The INF Treaty

12 November 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Signed in 1987, the INF Treaty required the U.S. and Soviet Union to eliminate an entire class of nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles, those with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers. This arms control...

Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule The World And How to Take It Back

09 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

From the passport-vendors of St Kitts and Nevis, to the secrecy vendors of Nevada, to the property vendors of Knightsbridge, it exposes a system where, if you're rich enough, whoever you are, wherever you come from, the laws do not apply to you.In...

Sold Out - Breakfast Briefing: The US Mid-term Elections 2018

08 November 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

President Donald Trump’s ability to govern in the final two years of his first term will hinge upon the outcome of the 6 November US mid-term elections. This briefing will reflect on the current state of US party politics, the likely 'Trump effect’...

Lethal AI and Autonomy Conference

07 November 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomy continue to hit the headlines of major media outlets, yet few of these deal with the specific considerations of military use: what does the arrival of such systems mean when they are designed to kill people...

RUSI Modern Deterrence Conference 2018: Securing Societies

06 November 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The conference will launch RUSI’s Modern Deterrence programme, which will run over the next four years with the aim of better defining the concept. In recent months, the notion of Modern Deterrence has been gaining attention among many governments....

Iraq, Iran and the US: Economic trends in the wake of sanctions

31 October 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 4 November US-led sanctions will once again target the Islamic Republic of Iran. With Iran as its foremost trading partner, there are potentially lasting consequences for the Iraqi economy. Meanwhile the political implications for Iraq are...

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