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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.

Anatomy of a Campaign: The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940

20 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The British campaign in Norway in 1940 was an ignominious and abject failure. It is perhaps best known as the fiasco which directly led to...

What Next in Syria?

25 October 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Syria is the defining humanitarian crisis of our time with 400,000 Syrians killed and 10 million people - half of all Syrians - driven from...

British Foreign Policy After Brexit: An Independent Voice

10 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The authors will discuss how Britain’s global role and influence can be enhanced rather than diminished post-Brexit, with a diplomatic,...

Keir Starmer on the Implications of Brexit

17 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In his lecture, Keir will consider the wide ranging policy implications for the United Kingdom of leaving the European Union.BiographyThe...

Current Global Security Challenges: A Conversation with General (Ret) David H. Petraeus

22 November 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this wide ranging discussion, General Petraeus will consider the development of North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities, the...

Financial Crime 2.0

27 November 2017, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Technological innovation transforms financial flows on a permanent basis: existing financial institutions adapt their processes, new actors emerge, individuals gain the ability to conduct...

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...

Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature Award Ceremony

28 November 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Since our foundation RUSI has consistently been at the heart of military academic research and literature and it was in 1997, with the support of The Duke of Westminster, that the Medal for Military Literature was created. RUSI is pleased to...

Changing Governments and Nuclear Policy: The US

23 November 2016, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

On 20 January 2017, when the next US president, Donald Trump steps into the Oval Office, he will be handed the keys to the country’s nuclear weapons and the authority to launch them. But the office of the Presidency also comes with numerous other...

Book Launch: Revolution Undone - Egypt's Road Beyond Revolt with Dr H.A. Hellyer

21 November 2016, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Amid the turbulence of the 2011 Arab uprisings, the revolutionary uprising that played out in Cairo's Tahrir Square created high expectations before dashing the hopes of its participants. The upheaval led to a sequence of events in Egypt that...

Are the Arts and Humanities Relevant to Security?

21 November 2016, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Academics and practitioners with an arts and humanities background will discuss the contribution they and their discipline are making to security, whether academically or practically.Contributors will include:John Bew, Professor in History and...

Book Launch - Jihadism Transformed: al-Qaeda and Islamic State's Global Battle of Ideas

18 November 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

This timely collection of essays examines how jihadist narratives have changed globally, adapting to these turbulent circumstances. Area and thematic specialists consider transitions inside the Middle East and North Africa as well as in South Asia,...

Assessing the Foreign Policy Implications after the American Election: A Conversation with Jane Harman

17 November 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this wide ranging discussion, Ms Harman gave her assessment of the foreign policy implications of a Trump administration. The meeting was moderated by Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE, Vice Chairman, RUSI. For more analysis, see

Perspectives on Non-competitive Defence Spending

16 November 2016, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO) regulates the UK government’s procurement of ‘single source’, or non-competitive, military goods, works and services. In 2015/16, the Ministry of Defence spent £8.8 billion on single source defence...

Launch of the Global Terrorism Index 2016

16 November 2016, 17:00

The Global Terrorism Index is the world’s leading metric for policymakers, assisting in their efforts to track, understand and measure the impact and underlying drivers of terrorism.This year's report explores the economic impact of terrorism on...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2016: Is the 21st Century the Asian Century?

16 November 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Speech Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you [Sir Ian] for those kind words of introduction.  I am honoured to have been invited to deliver the 2016 Gallipoli Memorial Lecture here in this prestigious location - the Royal United Services Institute (...

The Future of Libya

15 November 2016, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

On 31 October US Secretary of State John Kerry, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni met with the Prime of Libya Fayez al-Sarraj to discuss the need for drastic reforms in the country.  Since the fall of...

Rise of the Machines: The Lost History of Cybernetics

11 November 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

A common theme connects war machines, computer networks, social media, ubiquitous surveillance and virtual reality. In his lecture, Dr Rid will pull together the disparate threads from the 20th century to reveal the visionaries, rebels and at times...

Roundtable: UK National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021

10 November 2016, 11:00

Roundtable ReportThe event was co-chaired by Paddy McGuiness the Deputy National Security Adviser (Intelligence, Security and Resilience) and Ewan Lawson, Senior Research Fellow at RUSI. The event was attended by senior individuals from the British...

Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian Century

01 November 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The West's domination of world politics is coming to a close. Wealth and power is flowing from West to East and a new era of global instability has begun. Easternisation is the defining trend of our age - the growing wealth of Asian nations is...

Third UK-Japan Security Dialogue

01 November 2016, 9:00
RUSI Japan

The Armed Forces Covenant – The Corporate Covenant in Action

27 October 2016, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Over the past twelve months Nationwide Building Society has sponsored RUSI to engage with the government on policy and planning for the Armed Forces Covenant, commercial organisations who have signed a Covenant pledge and military beneficiaries and...