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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.

Professor Hugo de Burgh and Professor Daya Thussu on the Globalisation of Chinese Media

10 April 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Chinese media are going global to a purpose, which is intimately connected with their history and the culture from which they emerge....

Transatlantic Traumas: A discussion with Professor Stanley R. Sloan on the future of the West

16 April 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

These are traumatic times for transatlantic relations and particularly for those who believe in liberal democracy and the concept and...

Services' Family Accomodation: The Home Front

19 April 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Professor Louth, Professor Taylor, Dr Twort and Dr Thompson from King’s College, London, have spent 18 months researching the intent of the...

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...

Book Launch – The Merchant of Syria.

30 April 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The book goes well beyond an intimate view of the merchant’s extraordinary life, to explore Syria’s long mercantile tradition, and to...

RUSI–The First Sea Lord's Sea Power Conference 2018

24 May 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The conference will address the potential for human-machine combat teaming, implications for force design, disinvestment strategies and people from the year 2035.  The emergence of autonomous and...

Missile Defence Conference 2018

30 May 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...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2018

19 June 2018, 9:00

This year's conference will be held on 19-20 June at Church House in Westminster.Further details of the RUSI Land Warfare Conferences are available at sponsorship...

RUSI UNDER 35's FORUM: Is the role of Think Tanks in Foreign Policy Evolving or Fading?

04 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world's oldest independent think tank on international defence and security. Founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, RUSI has been providing forward thinking, free discussion and careful reflection on...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Populism in Europe and the United States

28 June 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

A small group of interdisciplinary experts will convene to consider the following questions:What is meant by the term 'populism', and does it adequately explain the political and social tensions so evident in the United States and Europe today?What...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2017: Under 35s Forum with Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Nicholas Carter

28 June 2017, 8:00

This unique event will offer forum members the opportunity to participate in a private, informal and off-the-record discussion with General Sir Nicholas Carter, on the future of the British Army at a key moment in its ongoing transformation.General...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2017

27 June 2017, 9:00

27-28 JUNE 2017, LONDON Held annually on behalf of the Chief of the General Staff, this conference reflected on the breadth of challenges confronting today’s land forces in a global security environment characterised by constant competition and...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: The Nigerian Army's Operation against Boko Haram

26 June 2017, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Despite concerted efforts by the Nigerian Army to retake Boko Haram strongholds in the north-east of Nigeria, the militant group still poses a major threat to the security of Nigeria and its people. In this address Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai will...

OPEN TO ALL: Boko Haram: ‘technically defeated’, or ongoing threat?

23 June 2017, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The violent Islamist movement is said to have as its aim the creation of a Caliphate in Northern Nigeria, and despite a large-scale military offensive launched against it, the violence continues. The roots of this violence are complex. Many of its...

OPEN TO ALL: Caroline Haughey on Modern Slavery and Security

21 June 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Modern Slavery Act, enacted in March 2015, was an important milestone in the fight against slavery and for social justice. The legislation significantly enhances support and protection for victims, gives law enforcement the tools they need to...

CANCELLED: Diplomats in Blue: Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin on International Policing in the Twenty-first Century

20 June 2017, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

As our domestic security threats are increasingly global in nature, twenty-first century police officers must be equipped not just for law enforcement but for international diplomacy. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin explains the...

OPEN TO ALL: James Kirchick on The End of Europe

15 June 2017, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

Once the world’s bastion of liberal, democratic values, Europe now has to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. The old pathologies of anti-Semitism, populist nationalism, and territorial aggression are threatening to tear the European...

OPEN TO ALL: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey

15 June 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

In a world of rising tensions between Russia and the United States, the Middle East and Europe, Sunnis and Shiites, Islamism and liberalism, Turkey is at the epicentre. And at the heart of Turkey is its populist president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan....


BY INVITATION ONLY: Understanding Failings in Space Situational Awareness and Seeking a Way Forwards Roundtable

14 June 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Over the next 5 years, hundreds if not thousands of small satellites will be placed into orbit, increasing the population of active satellites by a factor of ten.  New on-orbit services will also increase the number of manoeuvring space objects,...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Sir Paul Lever on 'Berlin Rules: Europe and the German Way'

13 June 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

In the second half of the twentieth century, Germany became the dominant political and economic power in Europe - and the arbiter of all important EU decisions. Yet Germany's leadership of the EU is geared principally to the defence of German...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Discussion on Corruption and Beneficial Ownership with Professor Jason Sharman

09 June 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Professor Sharman will reference the role of transparency and beneficial ownership, noting the UK's work in this field through the PSC register, proposals for a foreign company register and agreements with our Overseas Territories and Crown...

Metropolitan Police

Pre-election Home Affairs Debate

02 June 2017, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Security is one of government's primary responsibilities - but how best to provide it is often controversial. Terrorist attacks and threats are rarely off the front pages, while cyber-crime and cyber-espionage are increasing concerns. Organised...