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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 16 2019

RUSI Members Only

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2019

30 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC was appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff in June 2019. Commissioned in 1990, his operational service has involved the Iran/Iraq Tanker War, security...

Invite Only

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2019 Conference

13 November 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

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...

RUSI Members Only

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2019

18 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

He will also discuss the need for maintaining and enhancing military capability across defence in an ever-changing operational environment. Speaker Biography Air Marshal Richard Knighton CB joined...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing - Operating in Russia: High Risks with Little Return?

19 November 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The diplomatic relationship between Russia and the West has been difficult for some years and was particularly exacerbated in 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military intervention in...

Invite Only

Tech innovation: the potential for startup-government collaboration

20 November 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Please note that this is an invitation-only event.Tea, coffee and pastries will be available from 08:15.For any questions regarding this event, please contact Allana Howard, Venue and Events Manager...

RUSI Members Only

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

26 November 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

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

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: Intelligence Assessment and Policy Making - Lord Butler’s Lessons, Fifteen Years On

04 December 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In the aftermath of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a Committee of Privy Counsellors under Lord Butler of Brockwell was asked to review the pre-war intelligence on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and...

RUSI Members Only

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

11 December 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the RUSI Christmas Party from 1900 to 2030.This event is open to...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: What Works (and What Doesn’t) in Efforts to Prevent or Counter Violent Extremism?

17 January 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

One of the most important lessons of the last two decades is that military and security-focused operations – in isolation – do not end terrorist movements. Efforts to prevent or counter violent...

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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...

Emerging Security Issues in the Horn of Africa

27 June 2019, 12:45
RUSI Whitehall

RUSI’s National Security Studies group hosted a lecture with Amb. Monica Juma, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya since February 2018. Speaker biography Ambassador (Dr) Monica Juma is the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of...

Breakfast Briefing - UK Defence Reform

27 June 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has, since its inception, been subjected to almost continuous review. In 2011, Lord Levene issued his report into the structure and management of the MOD. The government accepted his findings and he has ceased his...

Finances of Cybercrime: State of Play

25 June 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Cyber-attacks of today attest to the extraordinary variety of methods used by cybercriminals, as well as the diversity of actors engaged in cybercrime. What unites many of them is their motivation, namely the pursuit of profit. This RUSI panel...

Roundtable Discussion with Danny Glaser

24 June 2019, 14:00

RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies will host a roundtable discussion with Danny Glaser, former Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes in the US Treasury's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence...

STRIKE: From Concept to Force

20 June 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

This is certainly the case with the British Army’s Strike Concept. The idea for a rapidly deployable, mobile force was inspired by France’s 2013 intervention in Mali. However, Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, and the subsequent NATO summit, led...

Peace in our time? A conversation with Dr Saeb Erekat

19 June 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Palestinian people are still without a state, and the peace process with Israel has not moved forward in years. A proposed 'Deal of the Century' launched by the US Administration has been much talked about, but very little information has as to...

Understanding Domestic Corruption in the UK

18 June 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Despite the UK’s sustained focus on combatting corruption, the scale and types of domestic corruption in the UK remain poorly understood.UK anti-corruption policies have historically evolved to address potential UK involvement in overseas corruption...

Alfred Nobel and the Causes of Peace

18 June 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel, the arms manufacturer and deterrence enthusiast, signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris. When it was opened and read after his death, the will caused a lot of controversy both in...

The Eastern Partnership: The Next 10 Years

18 June 2019, 11:45
RUSI Whitehall

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, at its time a pioneering effort in strengthening relations between the European Union and a group of neighbouring countries, some of whom valued the EU’s abilities to boost the...

Countering Malicious Use of Social Media

18 June 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

In late 2018 NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence explored the risks posed by the vast amount of personal information disseminated online. A number of highly publicised cases have shown how an actor with malicious intent can collect...

UK PONI Annual Conference 2019

13 June 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The 2019 Annual Conference will gather established and emerging experts from academia, industry, government and the military to share insights and debate on a broad range of civil and military topics, including UK nuclear deterrence discourse,...

UK PONI: SIGNAL Wargame

12 June 2019, 14:00

UK PONI will be hosting a research study in collaboration with the Project on Nuclear Gaming (PoNG), a University of California-Berkeley (UCB) led effort in partnership with experts and practitioners from Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and...

Paper Launch: A Civil Approach to Tackling Criminal Finances

11 June 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

This approach forms part of a long-standing global policy imperative which acknowledges that prison sentences have only a limited impact against criminality in the longer term; using powers which remove wealth from the criminal economy serves to...

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