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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.

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture - Haig's Right Hand Man: Sir Herbert Lawrence as the British Army's Chief of Staff in 1918

26 January 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Lieutenant General Sir Herbert Lawrence, Chief of Staff of the British Army in 1918, remains one of the forgotten figures of the First...

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

28 February 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

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...

Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

05 March 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In his lecture, Stephen will discuss the challenges of managing the Ministry of Defence, in particular making Defence more innovative and...

James Holland on the War in the West: A Reassessment

24 April 2018, 11:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Second World War remains enduringly compelling and the subject of new generations of computer games, movies, documentary films and, of...

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...

Missile Defence Conference 2018

19 March 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...

OPEN TO ALL: Non-State Actors and the Changing Nature of Conflict

20 April 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

This roundtable will follow the Ditchley Foundation's conference in early April 2017, held in partnership with the United Nations University, which brought together policy practitioners, experts, technologists and business leaders to look at the...

Global Britain: How UK Aid Saves Lives and Keeps Us Safe

19 April 2017, 18:15

Welcome and Introduction by: The Rt Hon the Lord Hague of Richmond, RUSI’s Chairman and former UK Foreign Secretary  Keynote Speech by: Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  Response by: Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of...

OPEN TO ALL: Opportunities and Challenges in Iran-West Relations

11 April 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

The signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (known as the JCPOA) in July 2015 was perceived as a potential turning point in bilateral ties between Iran and the West.The agreement led to a partial rapprochement between Iran and the US...

RUSI UNDER-35s FORUM MEMBERS ONLY - Brexit and the European Elections

10 April 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

On 29 March the UK invoked Article 50 and begun the process of leaving the EU. But as both sides take their seats at the negotiating table what will the political situation around them look like? With shock victories for Donald Trump and Brexit in...

London Roundtable of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) programme

06 April 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

This roundtable will provide an early opportunity to discuss and ‘stress-test’ both the findings of the Institute of International Finance major survey into the legal environment for information sharing, placing the UK in context of 92 other...

Cyber Security Strategy Roundtable: Cyber and National Power

05 April 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

April’s roundtable will centre around the theme of Cyber and National Power and will address the following questions:How should the state approach cyberspace as a vehicle for national power? What is the role for the private sector in this?Can the UK...

CPEC: Opportunities for UK-China Collaboration

31 March 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

RUSI is currently working on a project funded by the UK government on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).As the first iteration of two regional conferences, RUSI and the UK Government will bring together representatives from the diplomatic...

Understanding Virtual Currencies: Challenges and Opportunities

29 March 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Like any financial product, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be used for criminal purposes; however, they also represent important financial innovations that disrupt traditional notions of how finance can work.The EU is currently finalising...

Transcript of Major-General Fungo’s speech

23 March 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

As a result of ongoing security measures in London, the public event on Kosovo was cancelled, but Major-General Fungo gave his speech to a closed group at the Institute and it is made available here for the public and those who could not attend....

European Crisis Management in the Asia-Pacific

22 March 2017, 9:45
RUSI Whitehall

China’s militarisation of its foreign policy objectives in the Asia-Pacific is destabilising a region already exhibiting the signs of strained relations. Beijing’s approach is undermining the principles of international law and normative behaviour....

Jane Marriott on Global Best Practice in International Counterterrorism

20 March 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Joint International Counter-Terrorism Unit (JICTU) is responsible for the overall design of the UK’s international counter-terrorism strategies, working with cross-Whitehall and international stakeholders. The unit brings together expertise from...

Professor Liu Ming on Security Challenges of the Korean Peninsula

20 March 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The flurry of recent ballistic missile tests has brought North Korea and its nuclear proliferation programme back to the top of the global agenda. For South Korea the news strengthens its case for hosting the US-owned THAAD missile defence system,...

Israel and the Middle East: 50 Years Since the Six-Day War

17 March 2017, 9:00

As of June 2017 it will be 50 years since the Six-Day War, otherwise known as the Third Arab-Israeli War. The conflict between Israel and its neighbouring states, Egypt, Jordan and Syria, damaged relations between the countries irrevocably and set...

Disrupting Human Trafficking: A Role for Financial Institutions?

15 March 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

RUSI held a panel discussion to consider the role financial institutions can play in assisting with the identification and disruption of human trafficking. At a time when governments around the world, led by the UK, are championing the role public/...

The Defence Implications of Brexit

14 March 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The event will be streamed live on this webpage. Please refresh if you do not see player. BACKGROUND BRIEFINGS UK Foreign and Security Policy after Brexit More on Brexit  BECOME A MEMBER Join RUSI and stay informed of the latest defence and security...

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