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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.

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2018

04 September 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this centenary year of the Royal Air Force, the world’s oldest independent air force, Air Marshal Stringer will reflect on what...

Members’ Event - UK Future Combat Air Strategy

24 October 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The government has been reviewing the future combat air strategy for the UK, based on the need to replace Typhoon in the 2030s. An...

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

02 October 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

As well as outlining the space threat landscape, it will also provide an opportunity to explore current understanding of dependencies, vulnerabilities and solutions.Conversations about space across...

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...

British Foreign Policy After Brexit: An Independent Voice

10 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The authors will discuss how Britain’s global role and influence can be enhanced rather than diminished post-Brexit, with a diplomatic, security, development and trade agenda based on hard-headed realism, including a review of budgetary priorities....

POSTPONED Rogue Trading: Why Illicit and Illegal Trading is a Major Security Issue

10 November 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Many people who consider themselves law-abiding citizens do not see a problem with buying things that are traded illicitly, from pirated intellectual property to counterfeit fashion goods. The illicit trade in counterfeit and smuggled goods is...

Book Launch: Power in Modern Russia

09 November 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Given the Russian leadership's concerns about an unstable and increasingly competitive world, the Russian official and expert community often use the term 'mobilisation' to describe the measures that Moscow is increasingly resorting to in order to...

Sanctions 2018: Sanctions in an Era of Political Uncertainty

08 November 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The event will explore how political uncertainties may impact sanctions policy, how this policy misalignment may challenge the private sector, and how the sanctions landscape might evolve in 2018 amid new, emerging security threats and geopolitical...

Staging the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Conflict

08 November 2017, 18:00

RUSI, the Atlantic Council and Central Saint Martins present an immersive event in which creatives, AI experts and military and policymakers will engage in open conversation about the challenges, opportunities, and realities of AI over the next...

Remembering “The Unremembered”: the forgotten workers of the First World War

07 November 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

These men supplied the army with weapons and ammunition, food and fodder, water and fuel. They built and maintained roads and railways. Little is known about these men whose courage and contribution were vital to the war effort, but who never held...

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