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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.

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...

Countering CBRN At Home and Abroad

23 September 2020, 9:00

REGISTER NOWThe use of Chemical Weapons is a war crime. Yet chemical weapons have been used widely during the Syrian conflict, including the use of nerve agents, while in 2018 Russia conducted a...

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...

Secret Alliances: Special Operations and Intelligence in Norway 1940-1945 - The British Perspective

16 March 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

After the events of World War Two, General Eisenhower commented that there had never before been a war where resistance forces were so closely harnessed to the military effort. Drawing on material from his latest book, Secret Alliances, Dr Insall...

POSTPONED: International Women’s Day 2020 - Women as Agents: A History of Female Intelligencers

11 March 2020, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Traditionally, these stories are predominantly male, a few famous historical figures notwithstanding. It is only very recently that the agency of women is becoming increasingly central to narratives, both real and fictional, as female writers and...

CANCELLED: Advancing Africa: Changes influencing Africa's fragile peace landscape - A conversation with Alan Doss, President of the Kofi Annan Foundation

11 March 2020, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED.Africa is today witnessing democratic setbacks. Electoral constituencies are being gerrymandered, the control over electoral management bodies and judicial institutions manipulated, vote-buying, and the...

RUSI Integrating Information Manoeuvre Conference

10 March 2020, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

This information space has become the prominent area and medium for competition. The substantial erosion of the rules-based international system has created new and evolving implicit rules of competition, and the prospect of outright victory has...

UK-Russia Security Dialogue 2019-2020 London Report Launch

09 March 2020, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Against the backdrop of a strained UK-Russia political relationship, over the past year RUSI and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) convened a series of workshops bringing together policy and industry specialists from the United...

Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea

09 March 2020, 10:00

Maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea is a pressing issue with ramifications both for the region and the wider world. A range of non-traditional security challenges from petro-piracy to maritime environmental degradation act as constraints on the...

International Women’s Day: Marking the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325

06 March 2020, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

UNSCR 1325 was a landmark resolution. It affirmed that peace and security efforts are more sustainable when women are equal partners in the prevention of violent conflict, the delivery of relief and recovery efforts, and the forging of lasting peace...

UK PONI Lockheed Martin Tour and Writing Workshop

03 March 2020, 9:00

The Ampthill facility supports a range of capabilities, including: air-land integration; battlespace management; ground-based air defense; weapons safety, integration and support. Furthermore, the facility’s portfolio includes complex mission...

RUSI Missile Defence and Space Conference 2020

26 February 2020, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

While a good deal of attention has been paid to the dynamic between missile salvos and missile defences at the strategic level, the emphasis of the field may well shift to the operational level of warfare in coming years. A step change in both the...

The Future of Economic Crime Policing in the UK

25 February 2020, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

This culminated in the launch of the first ever cross-government, public-private Economic Crime Plan in July 2019, which sought to get a grip on the problem by taking action along a number of policy, legislative and operational streams. Essential...

Protecting Advanced Economies Against Cyber Attacks

25 February 2020, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Dr Samantha Ravich, a member of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission – a bipartisan commission mandated by the US Congress, comprising leaders of federal security agencies as well as congressional leaders – and Vice Chair of President Trump’s...

RUSI Annual Security Lecture

24 February 2020, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

> Read the RUSI report on Data Analytics and Algorithms in Policing launched at this event. The Speech "Last night, I spoke to ‘Tony’ who is one of my sergeants who works on the Venice team. The Venice team have reduced moped enabled crime in...

UK PONI Roundtable: Lessons from the 1960s (TSR2 and Polaris) for the contemporary Defence Nuclear Enterprise.

20 February 2020, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

This event is for UK PONI members only. To become a member please email ukponi@rusi.orgDuring this period, Polaris missiles and Resolution class submarines were procured, with Polaris later upgraded under the Chevaline programme, whilst the nuclear...

UK Strategic Command Conference

18 February 2020, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

In 2012, the UK formed the Joint Forces Command to manage and deliver specific joint capabilities and lead on the conceptual component for Defence.  Seven years later in December 2019, Joint Forces Command transitioned into Strategic Command.  The...

Fighting with Pride: LGBTQ+ in the British Armed Forces

17 February 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this wide-ranging discussion, LGBTQ+ servicemen and women who have served in the British Armed Forces since the Second World War will discuss their remarkable lives. These are stories and profoundly moving testaments to loyalty, courage on the...

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