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Countering CBRN At Home and Abroad

23 September 2020, 9:00 to 17:00
This conference will see speakers from academia, the military, security organisations, and allies discuss the interaction and cross-dependencies between the CBRN threat both above and below the threshold of high intensity warfare.

The use of Chemical Weapons is a war crime. Yet chemical weapons have been used over 200 times during the Syrian conflict, including the use of nerve agents, while in 2018 Russia conducted a nerve agent attack on British soil. No one has been prosecuted for these acts. While Britain maintains enclaves of exceptional expertise on countering chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks, the belief that the use of such weapons is beyond the pale has arguably led awareness of the threat, and the implications of dealing with a CBRN incident, to wither.

This conference - organised by RUSI in partnership with the Institution of Royal Engineers and Royal Engineers Historical Society - provides an opportunity to examine the new norms of CBRN use, their implications in the future operating environment for both military and civilian organisations, and to think about how the UK can ensure deterrence, and demonstrate its resilience, in a new era of great power competition. The conference will see speakers from academia, the military, security organisations, and allies discuss the interaction and cross-dependencies between the CBRN threat both above and below the threshold of high intensity warfare.

Speakers Include:

  • Sir Mark Sedwill KCMG FRGS
  • Colonel Hamish de Bretton Gordon OBE
  • Dr Amy Smithson
  • Colonel Klaus Werner Schiff
  • Professor Gary Sheffield
  • Dan Kaszeta
  • Nick Waters

Others to be announced in due course.

Prices
Standard: £499.00
Corporate RUSI Member: £249.00
Academic/Serving Military: £199.00
All prices exclude VAT

Conference Manager

Sabrina Downey
Director, Projects and Events
+44 (0)20 7747 2622

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