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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., Sep 19 2020

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Corruption and Finance in the UK: A Reality Check

25 September 2020, 13:15

Just four years after David Cameron’s vow to drive out corruption, the UK remains a destination of choice for money launderers across the globe. The Russia Report raised valid questions about the UK’...

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International Security in Transformation

28 September 2020, 16:00

At a time of such far-reaching changes, the RUSI International Security Studies research group is launching the International Security in Transformation initiative to explore the key developments...

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Rethinking UK Security Policy – Inaugural Event for Rebalancing Expertise in Defence and Security

29 September 2020, 13:00

This discussion will focus on considering UK security policy – both domestic and international - and its role in developing and improving diversity and inclusion. There is often insufficient...

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Tech Startups and National Security: Concrete Steps for Better Collaboration

29 September 2020, 15:00

With the West’s strategic competitors now catching up and sometimes surpassing Western technological capabilities, the innovation gap is now an urgent issue. At this event, Alex Fox (Managing Partner...

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Paper Launch - Decision Points: Rationalising the Armed Forces of European Medium Powers

30 September 2020, 14:00

The return of great power competition makes hard power critical to ensuring national security. Technological advances and economic constraints, however, are making it more expensive and complex to...

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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 academic year, the curriculum has been rolled out at the...

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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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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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Tom Tugendhat on Reappraising UK Foreign Policy Towards China

22 September 2020, 10:30

The coronavirus crisis and the introduction of a new security law in Hong Kong has underlined the need for a better understanding of China'...

Progressive Terrorism Studies Webinar Series – Locating Meaning in Salafi Jihadi Content

22 September 2020, 14:00

The research presented by Dr Ali Fisher and Dr Nico Prucha in this session is a synthesis of three studies which have respectively examined...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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