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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.

Challenges to a free and open maritime security strategy in the Indo-Pacific

25 November 2019, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Admiral (rtd) Tomohisa Takei, formerly of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, will deliver a lecture on contemporary maritime security...

Tipping Point: Britain, Brexit and Security in the 2020s

26 November 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Britain is facing unprecedented security challenges in the 2020s. The decade to come will not be as favourable as the two past decades. For...

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Pre-election Defence Debate

28 November 2019, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

While Brexit may well form the backdrop for the General Election, the next government must also deal with the future of defence policy and...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party 2019

05 December 2019, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

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

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

27 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

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...

Open House 2018

22 September 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Designed by Sir Aston Webb, the home of the Royal United Services Institute is a Grade ll* listed building built as a discreet addition to Banqueting House in 1895; at the time the extension housed their offices, lecture hall and galleried library...

War and its Aftermath: Artists’ views

22 September 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Current Situation in Ukraine: Ukrainian Armed Forces as a Key Element for Deterrence

21 September 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

During the 21st Century, misunderstood assumptions of Russian geopolitical intentions led to the degradation of defence capabilities in the West, fuelling military aggression and interference by the Russian Federation in its 'near abroad'. As a...

NATO Strategy in the Black Sea

19 September 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

While Western strategists have fretted over Russia’s revanchism in Ukraine and uncertainties over Russian designs on the Baltic states, less attention has been paid to the Black Sea, a region of significant strategic interest. Under President Putin...

Sold Out: Breakfast Briefing - Cyber and Information Security: A Danish Perspective

19 September 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In April 2018, the Danish government launched a National Strategy for Cyber and Information Security, designed to address growing challenges in the digital and cognitive domains. As one of the world’s most digitalised countries, Denmark has in...

ISIS in South Asia

13 September 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

With ISIS losing territory in Iraq and Syria, there are questions surrounding the organizational form the group will take next. Kabir Taneja will discuss his recent monograph, The ISIS Phenomenon: South Asia and Beyond, which aims to fill the lacuna...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2018

04 September 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this centenary year of the Royal Air Force, the world’s oldest independent air force, Air Marshal Stringer reflected on what independent air power has achieved. He argued that in the modern environment we need to get back to educating our officer...

Prospects for Peace, Development, Security, Democratisation and Stability in Sudan and the Region

26 July 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

As well as being the Imam of the Ansar, a Sufi order, Imam Sadiq Al Mahdi is the leader of the National Umma Party and was Prime Minister of Sudan from 1986 until 1989, when he was deposed in a coup by now President Omar al Bashir, and continues to...

Decoding Dehumanisation: Preventing Dehumanisation through Neuroscience

25 July 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

Based on cutting-edge research across five continents, Beyond Conflict is creating evidence-based tools to better prevent systemic discrimination, reduce conflict, and prevent mass atrocities.RUSI is delighted to host Beyond Conflict for a...

Breakfast Briefing: Thinking the Unthinkable

23 July 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Executive leadership faces new vulnerabilities. Many leaders privately concede them, but few are willing to talk publicly about them. ‘Unthinkable’ events since 2014 have revealed a new leadership fragility at the highest levels and the pace of...

Rusi Building Whitehall London

187th RUSI Annual General Meeting

19 July 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

AGENDA1. The Chairman’s Address and Director-General Update2. Financial Report3. First Resolution“That the financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2018, as circulated, be taken as read and adopted”.4. Second Resolution“That Messrs BDO LLP...

Annual Report 2017-18

19 July 2018, 16:00

SOLD OUT: Breakfast Briefing: Reflections on the NATO Summit: What Next?

16 July 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Please note this event is now sold out. All NATO summits seem to be meeting at times of 'critical choice'. The NATO summit in Brussels on 11-12 July will be no different, but more importantly, it will straddle some near-term and major structural...

The New Russian Empire: A discussion with Dr Agnia Grigas

11 July 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

In 2016 Dr Agnia Grigas asked how Russia will redraw post-Soviet borders in the wake of Russian expansionism. In Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire Dr Grigas illustrated how —for more than two decades—Moscow has consistently used its compatriots...

The UK Modernising Defence Programme

09 July 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Throughout 2018, the Ministry of Defence has been undertaking a defence review to match resources to requirements. This supposes that the government understands the range of obligations it has, the sort of operations towards which it might commit UK...

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