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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.

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

Lieutenant General Sir Herbert Lawrence, Chief of Staff of the British Army in 1918, remains one of the forgotten figures of the First...

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...

James Holland on the War in the West: A Reassessment

24 April 2018, 11:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Second World War remains enduringly compelling and the subject of new generations of computer games, movies, documentary films and, of...

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...

Missile Defence Conference 2018

19 March 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The 18th annual Conference in this series is very timely. It will address the North Korean nuclear threat and how it will have evolved and East Asian missile defence issues more widely.  It will...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Modern Slavery: Creating Slavery Free Cities

18 May 2017, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

RUSI's Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies is delighted to host a discussion with the University of Nottingham’s modern slavery research team, a university Beacon of Excellence called the Rights Lab, (including Professor Kevin Bales...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Roundtable on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in East Africa

12 May 2017, 11:30
RUSI Whitehall

East Africa has experienced a high level of violent extremism for many years, especially in Somalia, but is also at the forefront of countering it. The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has established a Center of Excellence for...

General Robert Brown Delivers the Annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture 2017

11 May 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

To read the transcript of the 2017 Kermit Roosevelt Lecture, please click here Speaker Bio General Robert B. Brown assumed command of the United States Army's largest Service Component command, U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), April 30, 2016. The...

OPEN TO ALL: Book Launch - Rebel Law: Insurgents, Courts and Justice in Modern Conflict

04 May 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

This indispensable book explains how courts are now part of the broader battlefield, deployed by both insurgents and state forces in a world convulsed by unconventional warfare.In most societies, courts are where the rubber of government meets the...

OPEN TO ALL: Brussels Panel Debate on the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing

04 May 2017, 14:00

Across the world, new task forces and forums are taking root that bring financial institutions and public authorities into a much closer level of dialogue around money laundering and terrorist financing risks. The emerging evidence indicates that...

POSTPONED: RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Prime Minister Erna Solberg on the Security Policy Challenges Facing Norway and Europe today

03 May 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

In her address, Prime Minister Solberg will reflect on some of the key security policy challenges facing Norway and Europe today.Speaker BiographyHer Excellency Mrs Erna Solberg is the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway. She served as Minister...

The Future of India-Middle East Relations

27 April 2017, 14:00

At this event Kabir Taneja will examine India's relations with the Middle East and explore how New Delhi approaches the Gulf and Iran and how it will manage these relationships as the country continues to be one of the fastest growing developing...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Foresight analysis, horizon scanning and US national security reform

27 April 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

In a briefing session organised by RUSI and the School of International Futures, Professor Sheila Ronis will discuss the impact that foresight analysis and horizon scanning have had on US government policy, based on her Vision Working Group’s...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Big Data Analytics in Policing

26 April 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In recent years, the rise of big data analytics has revolutionised the domains of retail, healthcare, insurance, fraud detection and countless more. Similarly, if used effectively, big data has the potential to transform many aspects of policing. In...

OPEN TO ALL: Book Launch - Contemporary Turkey in Conflict

26 April 2017, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The book Contemporary Turkey in Conflict focuses on new perspectives on ethnic relations, Islam and neoliberalism that have emerged in Turkey since the rise of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2002. The book explores how issues of...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Ambassador Sarah MacIntosh on NATO’s Contribution to European Security

21 April 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

European security and the stability in the Euro-Atlantic area are at the core of NATO’s business. In her lecture, Ambassador MacIntosh will discuss how NATO is evolving to meet the new threats posed by both state and non-state actors.Speaker...

Film Screening: Letters from Baghdad

20 April 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

Using stunning, never-seen-before footage of the region, the film chronicles her extraordinary journey into the uncharted Arabian desert and the inner sanctum of British colonial power. She shaped the modern Middle East after World War I in ways...

OPEN TO ALL: Non-State Actors and the Changing Nature of Conflict

20 April 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

This roundtable will follow the Ditchley Foundation's conference in early April 2017, held in partnership with the United Nations University, which brought together policy practitioners, experts, technologists and business leaders to look at the...

Global Britain: How UK Aid Saves Lives and Keeps Us Safe

19 April 2017, 18:15

Welcome and Introduction by: The Rt Hon the Lord Hague of Richmond, RUSI’s Chairman and former UK Foreign Secretary  Keynote Speech by: Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  Response by: Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of...

OPEN TO ALL: Opportunities and Challenges in Iran-West Relations

11 April 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

The signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (known as the JCPOA) in July 2015 was perceived as a potential turning point in bilateral ties between Iran and the West.The agreement led to a partial rapprochement between Iran and the US...

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