1831 Fund Launched at RUSI

[[{"fid":"11728","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":false,"og_roles_permissions[und]":"0"},"type":"media","attributes":{"height":"279","width":"292","style":"float: right;","class":"panopoly-image-original media-element file-default"},"link_text":null}]]The 1831 Fund, named after the date of RUSI’s foundation by the Duke of Wellington, is designed to create a sustainable financial base for investment in the study of new security challenges and innovative responses to them.

The Fund aims to raise £6 million for investment in research and in RUSI’s historic headquarters at Wellington House on Whitehall, allowing the building to become a twenty-first century hub for the defence and security community.

As well as providing world class facilities for policy networking and VIP conferencing, this investment will enhance RUSI’s ability to act as a forum for international debate and a podium of choice for global opinion-formers.

Plans for the building were unveiled at the reception with RUSI Director General Professor Michael Clarke announcing the first donation to the 1831 Fund from Her Majesty the Queen.

The second donation came from RUSI Chairman Lord Hague, who also spoke of the vital contribution that the Institute has made to British political life.

Contributors will be recognised in a number of ways: through the naming of prestigious rooms in Wellington House; inclusion on the Twenty-First Century Roll of Honour; named research Fellowships and Scholarships, and via a dedicated events series.

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