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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.

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

14 December 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the...

Richard Nephew on the 'Art of Sanctions: A View from the Field'

17 January 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

While sanctions have become a preferred tool used by Western policymakers to respond to international security threats, their effectiveness...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture - Haig's Right Hand Man: Sir Herbert Lawrence as the British Army's Chief of Staff in 1918

26 January 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

A lecture by Paul Harris, writer and lecturer, commemorating the life of Field Marshal Earl Haig of Bemersyde and the forces he commanded....

Sir John Scarlett and Gill Bennett on How Russia Sees the World

28 February 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Russia has gone through enormous changes over the last hundred years, from the Revolutions of 1917 to the break-up of the Soviet Union in...

Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

05 March 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In his lecture, Stephen will discuss the challenges of managing the Ministry of Defence, in particular making Defence more innovative and...

RUSI Conference: Air Forces as Weapons Systems

21 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

As several NATO countries prepare to take delivery of the fifth generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in the next few years, and France and Germany announce their intention to cooperate on the design...

Certain virtual currencies, such as bitcoin, are convertible; virtual currency exchanges allow users to exchange their fiat money for virtual currencies, and vice versa. Courtesy of Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive/PA Images.

Virtual Currencies and the Future of Money Laundering

26 September 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

The payments landscape is arguably facing a period of unprecedented change as the use of cash declines and alternative forms of payment such as crypto-currencies and Fintech platforms advance rapidly. As money-laundering methods evolve to make use...

Resilience Conference 2017

20 September 2017, 9:00

Register Now Ensuring resilience is an increasingly complex imperative as threats diversify and interact with each other. Organised together with Loughborough University, this conference will explore key resilience issues through the relationship...

The UK Houses of Parliament.

UK Security Policy: National Institutions and the Gap between Expert and Public Opinion

19 September 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

This study is the first of this scale in the UK, led by Dr Catarina Thomson, University of Exeter, and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Further information on the project can be found at Constraints on the Design of...

Cyber Crime and Russian-speaking Communities

18 September 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Much of the current strategic focus in cyber security focuses on the challenge which appears to emanate from Russian-speaking territories. This has primarily focused on allegations of governmental activity in espionage, sabotage and subversion and...

CANCELLED: Iraqi Kurdistan Independence Referendum - Implications for the Region

14 September 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The referendum on Iraqi Kurdistan Independence is scheduled for 25 September 2017, with the result likely to have major implications for the future of the Iraqi State and the wider region. To discuss the referendum, RUSI hosts senior Kurdistan...

Making Africa Work - A Handbook for Economic Success

13 September 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Released in May 2017, Making Africa Work – A handbook for economic success has been authored by the former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo, who serves as Chairman of the Brenthurst Foundation’s Advisory Board, alongside Drs Jeffrey Herbst and...

Assuring Access to Space Conference 2017

13 September 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Conference Presentations: Dr Stuart Eves NCSC Speaker 'We are playing catch up on Space and if we take much more time in doing so, we will be left behind'General Sir Gordon Messenger, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence (June 2017)...

Whitehall Paper Launch: Russia's New Ground Forces: Capabilities, Limitations and Implications for International Security

12 September 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

This Whitehall Paper provides an in-depth analysis of Russia’s Ground Forces, including airborne and naval troops. It examines their role in Russian foreign policy, reforms to units’ equipment and operational roles, performance during combat...

A Financial Approach to Policing Organised Crime

12 September 2017, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

The threat from serious and organised crime to the UK’s national security has been growing in prominence over the past decade and with it greater recognition of the need to ensure that law enforcement’s full arsenal of tools are brought to bear in...

Paper Launch - Follow the Money: Using Financial Investigation to Combat Wildlife Crime

11 September 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

A surge in poaching and wildlife trafficking is threatening to decimate endangered species worldwide. Efforts to disrupt this activity have been far-reaching, however many fail to recognise much transnational wildlife crime for what it is: serious,...

Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

11 September 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Download MP3 to listen Regarded as the ‘definitive history’ of the UK’s intervention, the book draws on military reports and government documents, as well as interviews with Western commanders, senior figures in the Taliban, Afghan civilians and...

Paper Launch - Limiting the Use of Cash for Big Purchases: Assessing the Case for Uniform Cash Thresholds

08 September 2017, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

This Breakfast Briefing will explore the pros and cons of imposing “cash thresholds”, limits on high value cash transactions, including whether they should be introduced at a uniform level across different countries and, in particular, throughout...

Paper Launch – Big Data and Policing: An Assessment of Law Enforcement Requirements, Expectations and Priorities

06 September 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

In recent years, big data technology has revolutionised many domains, including the retail, healthcare and transportation sectors. However, the use of big data for policing has so far been limited, particularly in the UK. This is despite the...

POSTPONED: Technology and Future Combat Conference

02 August 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Human free warfare, and human-machine combat teaming, has been the subject of a good deal of discussion over the past ten years making the transition from science fiction to fielded capability.  To some, we are at an inflection point in the nature...

RUSI and the Victoria Cross in the First World War

27 July 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

In August 2014 RUSI published the RUSI Roll of Honour, containing the names of over 500 members of the institute who perished between 1914 and 1918. As part of RUSI’s programme of activities to mark the centenary of the First World War, RUSI hosted...

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