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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.

The Zinoviev Letter: A Century of Fake News?

27 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Zinoviev Letter of 1924, encouraging the British proletariat to greater revolutionary effort, was apparently sent by Grigori Zinoviev,...

Send for Levene: A Discussion with Lord Levene

27 November 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this discussion, Lord Levene will recount his early career and how he grew a small company into a prime contractor to the Ministry of...

The Evolving Role of the Military during non-discretionary National Crises

28 November 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Brigadier Ridge will further reflect on what this means for the nature and construct of military deployments and how this has been...

RUSI Paper Launch – Targeting the Finances of Cybercrime

04 December 2018, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

UK law enforcement agencies already seek to ‘follow the money’ to identify cybercriminals, as well as to confiscate the proceeds of...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

11 December 2018, 18:00

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the...

Is Space the New Cyber? UK Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

16 January 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Conversations about space across the UK government are dominated by the military and industry.  Despite broad agreement across other government departments on the importance of space, there seems to...

Missile Defence Conference 2019: Beyond Ballistic Missiles? Missile Defence in an Era of Great Power Competition

13 February 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The purpose of the conference will be to explore the ways in which missile defence programmes will have to adapt in an era where rogue states are not the bete noire of the international order. In...

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 January, President Trump stated that unless a series of...

Global Connectivity or Stitching Up the World: How Should We Understand the Belt and Road

16 May 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is Beijing’s dominant foreign policy narrative. But how should we understand it from a normative perspective from Beijing – is it about a community of shared destiny or is it rather an attempt to tie up international...

The Iraq Election Results: What next for Iraq’s political stability?

16 May 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

On the 12th of May, Iraq will experience its fourth democratic Parliamentary election, the nation’s first since its near destruction at the hands of ISIS. Following the official end of the campaign against ISIS in December 2017 and the start of the...

The Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History Award Ceremony

15 May 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Royal United Services Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History, named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and the Founding Patron of RUSI. The Institute acknowledges, with...

City of London

Proliferation Finance Experts Workshop

15 May 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Supported by the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, the workshop will be an opportunity for experts to showcase research findings, enhance collaborative efforts and advance common ideas about best practice. Participants will consider the...

POSTPONED: Whitehall Paper Launch - The Spectre of a Westphalian Europe?

11 May 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Spectre of a Westphalian Europe? discusses the cohesion of Europe’s geopolitical architecture, and offers a new way of understanding the contemporary regional balance. Luis Simón contends that Europe is undergoing a balance of power crisis set...

Sir Simon McDonald on Delivering UK Foreign Policy

11 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Sir Simon discussed post-Brexit UK foreign policy, including promoting the influence of global Britain, strengthening our partnerships and supporting good governance, democracy, rule of law and human rights. On the record transcript...

The Protection of Civilians in Conflict

08 May 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

The nature of modern warfare is rapidly changing and, in recent years, has been defined by: protracted and complex conflicts; fluctuating geopolitical allegiances; challenges to multilateralism; and the prominence of non-state actors. As we have...

Nuclear Diplomacy in South Asia

03 May 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Dr. Yusuf will discuss high-stakes diplomacy between the two nuclear armed neighbours, India and Pakistan, and examine crisis management and specifically the role of international diplomacy in preventing major conflict. At a time of high tensions...

Virtual Currencies and Financial Crime: Assessing the Risk and Evaluating the Response

02 May 2018, 15:30
RUSI Whitehall

Virtual currencies (VCs) including Bitcoin are new technologies that have been hailed as vehicles for innovation in payments services; financial inclusion; and enabling greater speed and efficiency in cross-border value transfer. As with other...

Artificial Intelligence, Prediction and Criminal Justice Decision-Making

02 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Advances in AI technology have enabled the development of sophisticated algorithmic tools underpinned by machine learning, which are used to support decision-making and risk assessment for policing and criminal justice purposes. While these...

Breakfast Briefing: Financial and Security Responses to Russia

02 May 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In the aftermath of the Salisbury attack and the retaliatory strikes by the USA, France and the UK against the Syrian regime after its use of chemical weapons in Douma, tensions between Russia and the UK remain extremely high. The UK has not yet...

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

01 May 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The paper assesses the factors contributing to radicalisation, including the role of economic migration. The study also considers the resilience in place constraining further radicalisation. It has recommendations for Russia and and Central Asian...

Book Launch – The Merchant of Syria

30 April 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The book goes well beyond an intimate view of the merchant’s extraordinary life, to explore Syria’s long mercantile tradition, and to contextualise the turbulent backdrop against which his life was lived. It considers his business ethic and...

Roundtable: The State of Turkish-Israeli Relations

26 April 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Dr Louis Fishman, assistant professor of Modern Middle East history at Brooklyn College, City University of New York will discuss the state of relations and what it means for the Middle East at a time of heightened tensions across the region. The...

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