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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.

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...

Iraq’s Future: The Role of the Sunnis in Rebuilding after the Defeat of Daesh

05 December 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

This roundtable discussion will focus on Iraq’s Sunni communities, how they see their future in Iraq following the military defeat of Daesh and the crisis surrounding the Kurdish independence referendum.In the wake of the military defeat of Daesh,...

'Without Glory but Without Disaster': 50 Years after the British Withdrawal from Aden

04 December 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Aden, a territory now part of Yemen, was first acquired by the British in 1839 and was made a Crown Colony in 1937. From the mid-1950s, Britain had sought to create a federation between Aden - its port was one of the busiest in the world - and the...

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NATO Sea Power: The New 360° Maritime Frontier

01 December 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Sea Power was a critical part of NATO’s deterrent posture throughout the Cold War.  But after the fall of the Berlin Wall the focus on Sea Power for deterrence and for European security gave way to expeditionary capabilities aimed mostly a...

Under 35's Forum Event: Xi’s New Era

30 November 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

At the 19th Party Congress, President Xi Jinping both broke convention by failing to nominate a successor – therein ending a 25-year tradition, while simultaneously adhering to Party rules by retiring anti-graft chief Wang Qishan from the Politburo...

Financial Crime 2.0

27 November 2017, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

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

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture

23 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Speakers Biographies Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC was appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, the Royal Navy's professional head and Chairman of the Navy Board, in April 2016. He joined the Royal Navy in 1978 and, after training at...

The Westminster Counterterrorism Conference

23 November 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

As the forces of the Islamic State are gradually defeated, and its tactics change, the need to understand how the threat of terrorism evolves has never been greater.The Conference will examine what we know about the threat today and how it is likely...

RUSI Conference: The Future of the Warfighter: Armed Forces People in the Twenty-First Century

23 November 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Whilst much academic attention has been paid to ideas such as the Whole Force Concept and the Defence Enterprise, with the notable exception of the Armed Forces Covenant there appears to have been less interest in the future for military personnel....

The Inaugural Airey Neave Memorial Book Prize

22 November 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In the wake of the killing of Airey Neave by Irish terrorists in 1979, the Airey Neave Trust was established through public subscription, to further research and understanding in relation to Freedom under the Law, and especially about issues...

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

22 November 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

In this wide ranging discussion, General Petraeus discussed the development of North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities, the state of the fight against ISIS and Al Qaeda, the situation in the Middle East, growth of threats in cyberspace,...

Keir Starmer on the Implications of Brexit

17 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Starmer considered the wide ranging policy implications for the United Kingdom of leaving the European Union. Biography The Rt Hon Keir Starmer KCB QC MP has served since 2015 as the Labour Member of Parliament for Holborn and St...

UK PONI: The North Korea Nuclear Challenge

15 November 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

North Korea's nuclear and missile programme has dominated global headlines for the past year: from the first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests and a likely thermonuclear test, to inflammatory exchanges of rhetoric with the United...

Global Terrorism Index Launch 2017

15 November 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

It has never been a more critical time to examine the drivers of terrorism. Terrorism threatens two-thirds of all countries in the world. The human and financial cost is immense.Now in its fifth year, the index is the world's leading metric for...

John Garnett Lecture 2017: Leadership at the Strategic Level - Simple but Not Easy

14 November 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The annual John Garnett Lecture honours the legacy of Professor John Garnett as the first academic in the field of Strategic Studies worldwide. Professor Garnett pioneered Strategic Studies as an academic field at the University of Aberystwyth, the...

April 2014: then French President Francois Hollande embraces French nationals who were held hostage by Daesh for ten months. France reportedly paid €13 million to secure their release. Courtesy of Liewig Christian/ABACA/PA Images

RUSI Paper Launch – Closing the Gap: Assessing Responses to Terrorist-Related Kidnap-for-Ransom

10 November 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Governments continue to be concerned about kidnapping as a source of terrorist finance. A host of international commitments, underpinned by UN Security Council Resolutions and domestic laws, forbids the commercial resolution of terrorist-related...

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