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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...

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...

Mass Event Security - Forthcoming Challenges for London

05 June 2006, 7:30

With the global threat from terrorism, large sporting events represent a potential security nightmare. Memories of the Munich Olympics massacre and the Atlanta Olympics bombing still loom large and with the London 2012 team busy making preparations...

UN Peacekeepers’ Conference Keeping Today’s International Peace: A job for more than the Military

31 May 2006, 8:00

This Conference for Members is held annually in association with the United Nations Association on or about 29 May, the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. This third conference offers the first public platform to the British government to...

Future Challenges in Iraq

24 May 2006, 13:00

The RUSI Air Power Conference 2006

23 May 2006, 23:00

Concept - Delivering Rapid Global EffectThe current requirement for air power is to be able to deliver a variety of effects, rapidly, at distance, and in a variety of operational and political contexts.  As recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan...

International Homeland Security

10 May 2006, 8:15

This new annual RUSI conference focused on examining key measures taken at the national and international levels.  A comparative evaluation of state responses to homeland security issues, it gave an overview of the specific threats and policy...

HSRD Workshop: Terrorism in the UK

05 May 2006, 8:00

Terrorism has become one of the largest threats to international peace and stability. The government is addressing the problem of terrorist activity and its roots within communities in the UK today, in terms of poverty, racism, and social exclusion...

The Defence Industrial Strategy and Government-Industry Relationships

29 March 2006, 8:00

The <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon John Reid, has announced the publication of a Defence Industrial Strategy in December 2005. An effective...

Equipping the Military

27 February 2006, 9:00

No military in the world can function effectively unless its servicemen and women are provided with the right equipment. RUSI’s ‘Equipping the Military’ conference aims to deliver a dynamic and alternative look at the lower end of defence...

Politics & Terrorism 2006

15 February 2006, 9:00

The terrorist attacks of July 2005 brought a new if not unexpected element to the terrorist threat from those believed to be connected with Al-Qa'ida.  Rooted to some extent inside our own community, the threat combines ideological fervour with...

Gordon Brown at RUSI

13 February 2006, 10:00

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Gordon Brown delivered a speech at RUSI concerning key policy perspectives UK national security. The Chancellor urged a united, resolute, and long-term stance against terrorism.  However, a tough approach to combat...

Creating Effect from the Joint Sea Base: The RUSI Maritime Warfare Conference 2005

13 December 2005, 0:00

By definition for a maritime nation, maritime power is a central tenet of the expeditionary strategy. This maritime contribution can apply across the spectrum of operations – from naval diplomacy, to high intensity combat, to co-ordinating...

RUSI Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture

30 November 2005, 17:45

Like me, many of you will no doubt have been able to see the moving BBC Series ‘The Last Tommy’ that was screened recently.  In this year in which we have turned our attention to commemorating the victories at the end of World War 2 and at Trafalgar...

Nelson the Commander

11 November 2005, 0:00

The Battle of Trafalgar was hugely important strategically because it was a defining event in British command of the seas during the Napoleonic Wars and enabling the eventual defeat of Napoleon 10 years later. By the same token it launched British...

Combat Stress Annual Armistice Lecture

09 November 2005, 0:00

Combat Stress Annual Armistice LectureWednesday at 12.00 noon (coffee from 11.00 am). 'The Trafalgar Campaign' by Professor Andrew Lambert of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Kings College,...

Expeditionary Operations in the Modern Era

08 November 2005, 0:00

As the Cold War came to an end the UK Armed Forces increasingly found themselves deployed on operations all around the world; from the South Atlantic to the Balkans, from West Africa to the Middle East. However the term 'Expeditionary Operations'...

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