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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., Sep 18 2019

RUSI Members Only

Professor Azar Gat on Has War been Declining: Why and Where?

27 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

While the world has become more peaceful than ever before, there is still much to worry about in terms of security and no place for complacency. Recent years have seen vicious wars in south and...

RUSI Members Only

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath, 1919

31 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 11 November 1918, Douglas Haig must have welcomed his imminent release from the immense burdens he had stoically borne for three years. He appreciated, however, that he would not yet be able to...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: Countering Cyber Risk - Threats, Responses and Future Trends

05 February 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Recent research suggests that business leaders now see cyber security as the top risk to their businesses, and the British Government has publicly stated that cyber is one of only three top tier...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing - UK Security Policy After Brexit

18 March 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The economic consequences of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal have received significant attention, but a no-deal Brexit would also have important security implications. Currently, as...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: The New British Army Operating Concept

17 June 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Following the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014, western governments have been trying to adapt to a challenging new security environment. Persistent instability in the Middle East and North Africa...

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Elisabeth Braw on the Stasi’s Cold War Espionage Campaign inside the Church

25 September 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

East Germany only existed for a short forty years but in that time the Stasi developed a highly successful ‘church department’, using...

Information, Security and Democracy

30 September 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In a world of fake news, how important is the governance of the internet? And how significant is the digital aspect to modern-day activism...

Megan Butler on Turning Technology Against Financial Crime

23 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Technology has brought about a step change in how financial crime is committed, with much of the direct threat to customers having now...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2019

30 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC was appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff in June 2019. Commissioned in 1990, his operational...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2019

18 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

He will also discuss the need for maintaining and enhancing military capability across defence in an ever-changing operational environment...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2019 Conference

13 November 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Modern Deterrence Autumn 2019 conference will examine the connection between defence and offence in deterring greyzone threats; it will also examine deterrence of aggression triggered by climate...

Reflections on D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

30 May 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

The Normandy Landings that took place on 6 June 1944 involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply enormous. What followed was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as...

Roundtable on HMG responses to illicit financial flows in South Sudan

30 May 2019, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

International actors are critical partners in ending the movement of illicit financial flows through and out of South Sudan. South Sudan is estimated to have lost $6.8 billion in illicit financial flows since 2012, due in large part to weak state...

Modern Deterrence Conference 2019

29 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

To deter modern warfare techniques and other emerging threats, Western countries need comprehensive defence strategies and plans. Given that hybrid warfare (also known as threshold or grey zone warfare) targets civil society as much as armed forces...

Launch Event: Task Force on the Future of UK Sanctions Policy

28 May 2019, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union it is at a critical juncture of its sanctions policy. While the government has established the necessary architecture to continue to design and implement sanctions after Brexit, it is less clear how...

International Day of the Peacekeepers 17th Annual Conference: The Thin Blue Line

23 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Now in its 17th year, the conference focussed on the challenges and opportunities that face contemporary UN peacekeeping as the Secretary General’s Action For Peacekeeping agenda is endorsed by a growing number of member states at the same time as...

Test-fire of North Korea’s Hwasong-15 ballistic missile, November 2017. Pyongyang claims the missile can carry a nuclear warhead and reach the entire US mainland. Courtesy of KCNA/PA Images

Countering the Financing of North Korea’s WMD Programme: from Sanctions to Crypto

22 May 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Speakers will include Kayla Izenman, Research Analyst RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies and author of ‘Closing the Crypto Gap: Guidance for Countering North Korean Cryptocurrency Activity in Southeast Asia’ and Darya Dolzikova,...

The Inaugural JC Lord Lecture with WO1 Glenn Haughton OBE

22 May 2019, 15:30
RUSI Whitehall

The lecture takes its name from RSM John C Lord MVO MBE, known for his exemplary leadership skills.  His service in the Second World War included taking part in the seaborne operation to land at Taranto as part of the Allied invasion of Italy, and...

The Great Betrayal: How America Abandoned the Kurds and Lost the Middle East

21 May 2019, 12:15
RUSI Whitehall

Professor David Phillips will discuss one of the longest running conundrums in US Middle East policy, that of Washington’s position on the Kurds. His latest book The Great Betrayal: How American Abandoned the Kurds and Lost the Middle East (...

Yemen: A Pathway to Reconciliation

16 May 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Yemeni civil war has now entered its fifth year and shows little sign of abating, with an estimated 12,000 civilian casualties, and a further 24 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. While the Stockholm peace talks in December...

Rising Nuclear Risk, Disarmament and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty  

16 May 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

In its report the Committee calls on the Government to address grave concerns about the deteriorating state of nuclear diplomacy. For nearly 25 years since the end of the Cold War, the risks posed by nuclear weapons ceased to be a priority amongst...

First Sea Lord’s Sea Power Conference 2019

15 May 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Royal Navy appears confident in its utility and its strategic messaging.  2017 was the Year of the Navy, in 2018 the Royal Navy Expanded its Maritime Horizons and this year’s intent is Delivering Global Influence. Is this renewed confidence...

73rd Annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture

14 May 2019, 14:45
RUSI Whitehall

At a time when the United States and Britain are reorienting their armed forces from counter insurgency to peer competition, with a common focus on readiness, modernisation, and the integration of capabilities, General Michael Garrett discusses the...

RUSI Financial Crime 2.0 Workshop: Money Laundering via Online Businesses

10 May 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

To prevent criminal misuse of these businesses, it is necessary to understand money-laundering risks facing them and develop responses that reflect their non-face-to-face nature and cross-border customer base. This invitation-only workshop is...

Breakfast Briefing: Strategic Autonomy and European Defence

10 May 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The idea of the European Union achieving its own military capabilities has been in and out of fashion since the organisation has existed. Yet following the 2016 election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, there has been renewed and...

Framing Competition and Deterrence in US Strategy

09 May 2019, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Senior US defence leaders have in recent years increasingly referred to the return of great power competition and the need to adapt defence strategy to this increasingly salient feature of geopolitics, with the publication of 2018 National Defense...

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