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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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Predicting Environmental Disasters

05 October 2020, 15:00

Though CO2 emissions decreased somewhat as a result of coronavirus lockdowns, climate change remains a critical issue. Indeed, environmental disasters are continuing to wreak havoc around the world....

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US Election 2020: What's in Store for Sanctions?

06 October 2020, 14:00

Whether it is the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran, expanding economic pressure on Venezuela, responding to political developments in Hong Kong, or disagreements with the International Criminal...

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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 progress and challenges in its path to European and Euro-...

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Future Challenges in Economic Crime: A View from the SFO

08 October 2020, 14:00

RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies is delighted to welcome back the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Lisa Osofsky, for a discussion of the SFO’s current work and future...

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Dark Money and Democracy: Is There a Way Out?

12 October 2020, 14:30

The 2016 US elections, the Brexit referendum, the Scottish independence referendum – time and again allegations of nefarious financial meddling raise a cloud of uncertainty over democratic processes...

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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 challenges for the 21st century.The webinar will be moderated by...

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The U.S. Election: Foreign and Security Policy Challenges For the Next President

28 October 2020, 16:00

The American people will vote on Tuesday 3 November 2020 in order to elect their next President, either giving Republican Donald Trump another four years or handing over the keys of the White House...

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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 his time. He was the creator of the Territorial Army and the...

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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 accurate possible image of the world. With the stakes at their...

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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...

“Why the Germans Do It Better” Notes from a Grown Up Country

08 September 2020, 16:00

Emerging from a collection of disparate city states 150 years ago, no other country has had as turbulent a history as Germany or enjoyed so much prosperity in such a short time frame. Today, as much of the world succumbs to authoritarianism and...

Keeping Online Payments Safe: Resilience of Digital Payments

02 September 2020, 16:00

Though most transactions go through without problems, the vast volume of transactions and money now changing hands online means online payment systems are a constant target for crime and other subversive activity. How can digital payments be made...

Is there a Nexus Between Crime and Violent Extremism in the Horn of Africa?

27 August 2020, 14:30

The nexus between crime and violent extremism has been the subject of increasing scholarly and political concern. While there is a plethora of research to suggest a link between crime and violent extremism, evidence of such relations is limited in...

The UAE-Israel Deal: A New Chapter for the Middle East?

27 August 2020, 12:00

The agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates promises to establish normal relations between the two countries. In this sense, the agreement is historic; hitherto only Egypt and Jordan fully normalised their links with Israel. Yet the...

Africa in Perspective – Spotlight on Somalia

26 August 2020, 12:00

Somalia is at a political crossroads. The signing by President Farmajo in February 2020 of a historic federal law has paved the way for Somalia to hold popular elections next year based upon the 'one person, one vote' principle. However, major...

Sweden’s Total Defence 2020 Exercise: Presentation of Preliminary Outcomes

25 August 2020, 15:00

This summer Sweden is concluding Total Defence 2020, its first total defence exercise in more than three decades. The national exercise, which began in the autumn of 2019, is led by the Swedish Armed Forces and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency...

Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence

20 August 2020, 16:00

Intelligence agencies provide critical information to national security and foreign policy decision makers, but spying also poses inherent dilemmas for liberty, privacy, human rights and diplomacy. In this webinar, and in the light of the...

VJ Day 75 Years On: Reflections on the UK-Japan Relationship

13 August 2020, 10:00

15 August 2020 – VJ Day - marks both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War. The conclusion of years of hardship, sacrifice and bloodshed brought joy and relief for many; for others, it heralded a new world of uncertainty. It...

DANA in Tbilisi, Georgia Independence Day parade, 2008. Courtesy Kober/Wikipedia.

The Legacies of the 2008 Russia-Georgia War for Security in the Black Sea Region

06 August 2020, 14:00

The August 2008 Russia-Georgia marked a key moment for post-Cold War European security. The fighting that erupted in the summer between Russia and Georgia, and which also involved the self-declared breakaway republics of South Ossetia and...

Progressive Terrorism Studies Webinar Series – The Persistent Online Presence: The Shift in Platform  Exploitation  Over Time

30 July 2020, 15:30

How the Salafi-Jihadi movement has been able to exploit the internet to distribute their message has been a key concern of those seeking to challenge these narratives.In 2019 Emily Winterbotham, Dr Ali Fisher and Dr Nico Prucha published the largest...

CTF Online Symposium No. 2: New Technologies but Old Methods in Terrorism Financing

30 July 2020, 15:00

Terrorists are adaptative: they update their tactics, also in the financial space. They exploit new technologies to procure weapons and components, sell propaganda, move funds internationally, and solicit donations. In this webinar, Jessica will...

Peacebuilding During a Health Crisis: Lessons from the Africa Ebola Epidemic

29 July 2020, 12:00

 The COVID- 19 pandemic has triggered new reflections around the impact of such crises on countries and communities, and how humanitarian, peace and development actors should react. In this webinar, practitioners involved in the response to Ebola...

Paper Launch – Reviewing the Evidence Base for P/CVE Communications

28 July 2020, 14:00

Over the past two years, RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict group has conducted extensive research on the effectiveness of global preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) interventions. The Prevention Project aims to analyse P/CVE...

Paper Launch - Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Through Education Initiatives

21 July 2020, 14:00

Prevention is a vital pillar of counterterrorism (CT) strategies across the globe. Yet despite nearly 20 years of preventive initiatives, this issue continues to be highly politicised, misunderstood and contested. To help address this, RUSI has ...

Launch of the Building Stronger Societies Webinar Series: Restricting Foreign Acquisitions for the Sake of National Security

17 July 2020, 11:00

In the past few months, an increasing number of Western countries - including Poland, Italy, Sweden and the UK - have announced new screening mechanisms for foreign takeovers of domestic companies. While governments traditionally screen takeovers of...

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