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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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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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Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference (Rescheduled from Autumn 2020)

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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Can National Security be Taught?

30 September 2020, 15:00

In 2017, Latvia’s parliament decided that the country should launch a pioneering national security curriculum. Starting in the 2018/2019...

Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia on Georgia’s Pro-Western Foreign Policy Agenda, Security Threats and the Challenges Ahead

08 October 2020, 11:00

Addressing the key priorities of Georgia’s pro-Western foreign policy agenda, His Excellency Mr Giorgi Gakharia will discuss Georgia’s...

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...

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...

How Spies Think: 10 Lessons in Intelligence

17 November 2020, 16:00

Intelligence officers discern the truth. They gather information - often contradictory or incomplete - and, with it, they build the most...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference (Rescheduled from Autumn 2020)

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...

189th RUSI Annual General Meeting

16 July 2020, 16:00

A notice of all business to be transacted at the meeting was posted on the Institute’s website. TO VIEW BIOGRAPHIES, CLICK HERE.  TO VIEW FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, CLICK HERE.

Whitehall Briefing - Cat and Mouse: North Korean Sanctions Evasion in 2020

16 July 2020, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

Following the release of the March 2020 United Nations Panel of Expert’s report on North Korea, James Byrne and Hamish Macdonald reflect on the country’s ongoing efforts to evade the unilateral and multilateral sanctions regime targeting the country...

The Ministry of Defence Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

15 July 2020, 13:00

In his speech, the Minister for the Armed Forces will discuss the role of the Ministry of Defence in mitigating the Covid-19 crisis and how the pandemic will shape the Armed Forces of the future. James Heappey MP was elected as the Conservative...

Paper Launch - By Parity and Presence: Deterring Russia with Conventional Land Forces

14 July 2020, 14:00

Access the paper here. Nuclear deterrence is underpinned by absolute consequences. Conventional deterrence functions along a sliding scale from warfighting to persistent competition. RUSI has completed a study of the requirements for UK land...

The US Army and Great Power Competition: A Speech by the US Secretary of the Army

13 July 2020, 16:30

The US Army has been radically altering its approach for the last 5 years, shifting from counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations to preparedness for high intensity conflict in an era of Great Power competition.  Within this, the...

A New Model for Tackling Cyber-Enabled Fraud

06 July 2020, 12:00

Cybercriminals are consistently targeting financial institutions and individuals by carrying out cyber-enabled and cyber-assisted fraud. This type of cybercrime should be high on the agenda for security teams and business leaders within all...

Book Launch - Toxic: A History of Nerve Agents, From Nazi Germany to Putin's Russia

02 July 2020, 15:00

Kaszeta was joined by Dr. Caitriona McLeish for an interactive discussion on the book, and explore what this historical review can teach us about managing chemical weapons risks today.Toxic is a dark and chilling story of the invention,...

Mapping a Pandemic: Managing Instability - The Pandemic from the Perspective of Civil Society

25 June 2020, 12:00

In fragile and conflict affected environments, governments have struggled to provide healthcare, food security, education and safety for their citizens. With access and trusted relationships across communities, civil society leaders - including...

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,...

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