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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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E.g., Apr 20 2019

RUSI Members Only

Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners: The British Soldiers Deceived in the Russian Civil War

08 May 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

When Winston Churchill took over as Secretary of State for War in January 1919, his top priority was the overthrow of the Bolshevik government in Moscow. His greatest military commitment lay in the...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: Strategic Autonomy and European Defence

10 May 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The idea of the European Union achieving its own military capabilities has been in and out of fashion since the organisation has existed. Yet following the 2016 election of Donald Trump as President...

RUSI Members Only

73rd Annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture

14 May 2019, 14:45
RUSI Whitehall

At a time when the United States and Britain are reorienting their armed forces from counter insurgency to peer competition, with a common focus on readiness, modernisation, and the integration of...

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First Sea Lord’s Sea Power Conference 2019

15 May 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Royal Navy appears confident in its utility and its strategic messaging.  2017 was the Year of the Navy, in 2018 the Royal Navy Expanded its Maritime Horizons and this year’s intent is Delivering...

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The Inaugural JC Lord Lecture with WO1 Glenn Haughton OBE

22 May 2019, 15:30
RUSI Whitehall

The lecture takes its name from RSM John C Lord MVO MBE, known for his exemplary leadership skills. His service in the Second World War included taking part in the seaborne operation to land at...

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International Day of the Peacekeepers 17th Annual Conference: The Thin Blue Line

23 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Now in its 17th year, the conference will focus on challenges and opportunities that face contemporary UN peacekeeping as the Secretary General’s Action For Peacekeeping agenda is endorsed by a...

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Modern Deterrence Conference 2019

29 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

To deter modern warfare techniques and other emerging threats, Western countries need comprehensive defence strategies and plans. Given that hybrid warfare (also known as threshold or grey zone...

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Reflections on D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

30 May 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Normandy Landings that took place on 6 June 1944 involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply enormous. What followed was some of the most...

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Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners: The British Soldiers Deceived in the Russian Civil War

08 May 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

When Winston Churchill took over as Secretary of State for War in January 1919, his top priority was the overthrow of the Bolshevik...

73rd Annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture

14 May 2019, 14:45
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

At a time when the United States and Britain are reorienting their armed forces from counter insurgency to peer competition, with a common...

Alfred Nobel and the Causes of Peace

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

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel, the arms manufacturer and deterrence enthusiast, signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian...

First Sea Lord’s Sea Power Conference 2019

15 May 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Royal Navy appears confident in its utility and its strategic messaging.  2017 was the Year of the Navy, in 2018 the Royal Navy Expanded its Maritime Horizons and this year’s intent is Delivering...

International Day of the Peacekeepers 17th Annual Conference: The Thin Blue Line

23 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Now in its 17th year, the conference will focus on challenges and opportunities that face contemporary UN peacekeeping as the Secretary General’s Action For Peacekeeping agenda is endorsed by a...

Modern Deterrence Conference 2019

29 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

To deter modern warfare techniques and other emerging threats, Western countries need comprehensive defence strategies and plans. Given that hybrid warfare (also known as threshold or grey zone...

Sudan and Financial Crime: Assessing the Current State of Affairs

17 April 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Sentry is composed of financial forensic investigators, policy analysts, and regional experts who follow the dirty money and build investigative cases focusing on the corrupt transnational networks most responsible for Africa’s deadliest...

POSTPONED: The Security and the North Sea Conference

16 April 2019, 10:00

The North Sea is one of Europe’s vital arteries for trade as well as being the location of some key natural resources including food and energy for the countries that border it. In the era of returning state competition its linkages to other...

GIFCT Expert Workshop

GIFCT Expert Workshop “Mapping the Jihadist information ecosystem: Towards the 3rd Generation of Disruption Capability”

16 April 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The project, 'Mapping the Jihadist information ecosystem: Towards the 3rd Generation of Disruption Capability', will produce a network map of the traffic between the online platforms and websites jihadists use to construct their information...

The Pathway to Stabilisation in Yemen

11 April 2019, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

The UN has declared the situation in Yemen the world’s largest humanitarian emergency with 22 million people needing lifesaving assistance. The impact on Yemeni society and the country’s fragile infrastructure has been devastating.This panel...

Breakfast Briefing - Whatever happened to Al Qaida?

10 April 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

After the death of Usama bin Ladin in 2011, and the rise of the so-called Islamic State (also known as Daesh) in Iraq and Syria in 2013-14, Al Qaida faded from the headlines. However, Al Qaida aligned groups from Somalia to Syria to South Asia are...

Breakfast Briefing - Negotiating Realistic Restraints on North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons

05 April 2019, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

The failure of the Hanoi summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to reach agreement has focussed new attention on the future of the diplomatic process between the two, the options for its continuation, and the...

Cyprus and Emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean

03 April 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

The event will focus on regional security challenges and emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean. This event will pay special attention to the role and significance of the Republic of Cyprus for promoting peace and stability in the region....

Fighting Fraud and Corruption in a Shrinking World

03 April 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Speech I am honoured to be here at this prestigious and influential institute, which has made such important contributions to our understanding of the threats to international security and defence. And I applaud the work that the Centre for...

Promoting Financial Integrity & Inclusion: Embracing Technology and Avoiding Unintended Consequences

02 April 2019, 14:30

This event will consider ways to reduce the potential for the abuse of financial systems and enhance approaches to anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism in emerging market and developing countries pursuing financial...

The New Cyber Arms Race

02 April 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Mikko Hypponen, the cyber-security expert known for his long track record of predicting new forms of cyber aggression, is Chief Research Officer at F-Secure, which he joined in 1991. In addition to lecturing at universities including Stanford,...

The Continued Fight: Upholding Human Right Standards in Europe

28 March 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

In this lecture, the Secretary General will speak about the Council of Europe’s continued efforts to promote human rights, democracy and rule of law and the importance of upholding these standards. He will discuss the significance of human rights in...

RUSI-RIAC UK-Russia Security Dialogue 2018-2019 Report Launch

28 March 2019, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

Notwithstanding the UK and Russia’s very difficult political relationship, over the past year, RUSI in partnership with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) has been running bilateral workshops bringing together policy and industry...

Breakfast Briefing - Security on the Korean Peninsula: Continuity and Change

27 March 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

One of the stories of 2018 has been how a situation on the Korean peninsula that came so close to conflict in the late stages of 2017 has been turned into a tale of two processes: one, the US-DPRK dialogue, which focusses mainly on the nuclear and...

The Case for a National Defence Course

21 March 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Finnish national security is based on the Total Defence concept and the National Defence Course forms a key part of this policy. The course, which now has a two year waiting list, brings together leaders from the armed forces, government leadership...

Combat Air Survivability Conference

20 March 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The survivability equation is not simply a question of picking stealth or advanced kinematics, jamming or stand-off weapons, massed or exquisite platforms, but instead a mix of different elements to create a balanced solution suitable for the threat...

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