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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.

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E.g., Apr 25 2018

Invite Only

Breakfast Briefing: Iran’s Nuclear Deal – What Next?

17 May 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

US President Donald Trump has until 12 May to decide whether or not to waive sanctions against Iran again, in line with the terms of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Back in...

RUSI Members Only

Air Marshal Phil Osborn on Intelligence and Information Advantage in a Contested World

18 May 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

The clarity of peace, transition to war, and war is fast disappearing. State-based competition and confrontation are now becoming the norm, played out across a multi-dimensional and multi-speed...

Invite Only

Organised Crime/Terror Nexus Workshop

22 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The organised crime/terror nexus manifests at various levels. Organised crime groups and terrorists may converge, permanently or opportunistically. For instance, terrorist groups such as the...

RUSI Under 35's Members Only

Why We Fight: The Evolutionary Psychology of Warfare

22 May 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

From the pursuit of social status and belonging, to the rationalisation of violence through mechanisms such as morality, religion and shared ideology, this lecture will explore recent advances in the...

Defence Policy, Global Security Issues, Land Forces

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International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 16th Annual Conference

23 May 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Now in its 16th year, the conference will focus on 'Politics, Partners and Protection’ and will seek to explore some of the key issues confronting contemporary peacekeeping. The sessions will include...

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

24 May 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

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...

Maritime Forces, Technology

Special Event

Breakfast Briefing: Artificial Intelligence – Latest Analysis from RUSI

29 May 2018, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

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Missile Defence Conference 2018

30 May 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

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...

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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 RUSI.org/LandwarfareFor sponsorship...

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Roundtable: The State of Turkish-Israeli Relations

26 April 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Dr Louis Fishman, assistant professor of Modern Middle East history at Brooklyn College, City University of New York will discuss the state...

Understanding the Factors Contributing to Radicalisation Among Central Asian Labour Migrants in Russia

01 May 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The paper assesses the factors contributing to radicalisation, including the role of economic migration. The study also considers the...

Nuclear Diplomacy in South Asia

03 May 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Dr. Yusuf will discuss high-stakes diplomacy between the two nuclear armed neighbours, India and Pakistan, and examine crisis management...

Sir Simon McDonald on Delivering UK Foreign Policy

11 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In his lecture, Sir Simon will discuss post-Brexit UK foreign policy, including promoting the influence of global Britain, strengthening...

The Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History Award Ceremony

15 May 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Royal United Services Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History, named in honour...

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 RUSI.org/LandwarfareFor sponsorship...

China Steps Out: Beijing’s Major Power Engagement with the Developing World

13 March 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

This book explains how other countries perceive and respond to China’s growing engagement and influence. Each chapter is informed by the functionally organised academic literature and addresses a uniform set of questions about Beijing’s strategy....

EU Defence and Security after Brexit

13 March 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

As Prime Minister Theresa May made clear in her speech at the Munich Security Conference in February, the UK is committed to building a ‘deep and special partnership’ on foreign, defence and security policy with the EU after Brexit. To discuss the...

Saudi Arabia’s Reforms: Countering Extremism in a Changing Kingdom

08 March 2018, 14:45
RUSI Whitehall

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s high-profile social and economic modernisation programme, Vision 2030, has shaken up the Kingdom. The Crown Prince’s emphasis on reforming society, in particular by introducing more freedoms for...

The Syrian War: Seven Years In and No End in Sight

08 March 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Since it began seven years ago, the Syrian war has waxed and waned, developing increasingly complex dynamics. An underlying condition has been that no side has been strong enough, or shown enough desire to win and fully control the territory. 2018...

Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

05 March 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

  ORAL Transcript A lot has changed since 1975. Some of it even at the Ministry of Defence but plenty still holds true. In 1975 you invited one of my distinguished predecessors Sir Michael Cary to this very hall to speak to you on exactly the same...

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

28 February 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 1991, from post-Cold War economic adjustments to what in the 21st century appears to be a time of increasing...

UK PONI Table Top Exercise

27 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) is often referred to as the cornerstone of the non-proliferation regime. It is underpinned by three pillars; non-proliferation, the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and disarmament.  Every 5 years states...

The UK Defence Industrial Strategy – An Analysis

22 February 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Just before Christmas in 2017 the Ministry of Defence announced the UK’s defence industrial policy in support of the National Security Strategy. Professor John Louth and Professor Trevor Taylor present their emerging research findings on the factors...

Hybrid Threats in Europe: Lessons and Responses

22 February 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Europe is not alone in this respect, with hybrid tactics increasingly being employed in the Asia-Pacific region. The reality of non-warfare strategic competition being waged in Europe and Asia present the two regions with a new threat landscape and...

 A US Air Force ‪‎B-52‬ Stratofortress leads aircraft formation of two Polish

RUSI Conference: Air Forces as Weapons Systems

21 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 and procurement of a European fifth or sixth...

Through Times of Trouble - Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine Explained from Within

12 February 2018, 17:00

The book focuses on the participants' own voices and personalities, drawing extensively on first-hand research and interviews. It follows the stages of assembling different conflict ingredients together, and the rebellion's zigzagging fortunes after...

UK PONI: How to tackle Cyber Security Challenges in the Nuclear Industry

07 February 2018, 17:30

The UK's National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) 2016 - 2021 highlighted the potential risks that advanced state cyber programmes could pose to the UK's critical national infrastructure, and the decreasing rarity of the use of offensive cyber tools...

Days of the Fall: A Reporter's Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars

07 February 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Over the past five years, Dr Jonathan Spyer has spent time in Aleppo, Baghdad, Damascus, Mosul, Idlib, Hasaka and other frontline areas. He witnessed some of the most dramatic events of the conflict – the rescue of the trapped Yezidis from the...

Urban Warfare: Past, Present, Future

02 February 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

For Conference Presentations, please click here. The exceptional speaker panel, mixing historians, analysts and practitioners demonstrated those continuities in the challenges posed by such battles, and how both global trends and the changing...

Warfare in the Information Age

31 January 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Following on from the 2017 Warfare in the Information Age (WITIA) Conference, the objective of this event is to assess the extent to which the ideas and concepts underpinning WITIA are being reflected in developments in both UK and other nation's...

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