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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 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....

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...

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...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath, 1919

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

On 11 November 1918, Douglas Haig must have welcomed his imminent release from the immense burdens he had stoically borne for three years....

Modern Deterrence Conference Autumn 2019

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

This conference will examine the connection between defence and offence in deterring greyzone threats; it will also examine deterrence of aggression triggered by climate change.Deterrence is, by...

Future Challenges in Iraq

24 May 2006, 13:00

The RUSI Air Power Conference 2006

23 May 2006, 23:00

Concept - Delivering Rapid Global EffectThe current requirement for air power is to be able to deliver a variety of effects, rapidly, at distance, and in a variety of operational and political contexts.  As recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan...

International Homeland Security

10 May 2006, 8:15

This new annual RUSI conference focused on examining key measures taken at the national and international levels.  A comparative evaluation of state responses to homeland security issues, it gave an overview of the specific threats and policy...

HSRD Workshop: Terrorism in the UK

05 May 2006, 8:00

Terrorism has become one of the largest threats to international peace and stability. The government is addressing the problem of terrorist activity and its roots within communities in the UK today, in terms of poverty, racism, and social exclusion...

The Defence Industrial Strategy and Government-Industry Relationships

29 March 2006, 8:00

The <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon John Reid, has announced the publication of a Defence Industrial Strategy in December 2005. An effective...

Equipping the Military

27 February 2006, 9:00

No military in the world can function effectively unless its servicemen and women are provided with the right equipment. RUSI’s ‘Equipping the Military’ conference aims to deliver a dynamic and alternative look at the lower end of defence...

Politics & Terrorism 2006

15 February 2006, 9:00

The terrorist attacks of July 2005 brought a new if not unexpected element to the terrorist threat from those believed to be connected with Al-Qa'ida.  Rooted to some extent inside our own community, the threat combines ideological fervour with...

Gordon Brown at RUSI

13 February 2006, 10:00

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Gordon Brown delivered a speech at RUSI concerning key policy perspectives UK national security. The Chancellor urged a united, resolute, and long-term stance against terrorism.  However, a tough approach to combat...

Creating Effect from the Joint Sea Base: The RUSI Maritime Warfare Conference 2005

13 December 2005, 0:00

By definition for a maritime nation, maritime power is a central tenet of the expeditionary strategy. This maritime contribution can apply across the spectrum of operations – from naval diplomacy, to high intensity combat, to co-ordinating...

RUSI Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture

30 November 2005, 17:45

Like me, many of you will no doubt have been able to see the moving BBC Series ‘The Last Tommy’ that was screened recently.  In this year in which we have turned our attention to commemorating the victories at the end of World War 2 and at Trafalgar...

Nelson the Commander

11 November 2005, 0:00

The Battle of Trafalgar was hugely important strategically because it was a defining event in British command of the seas during the Napoleonic Wars and enabling the eventual defeat of Napoleon 10 years later. By the same token it launched British...

Combat Stress Annual Armistice Lecture

09 November 2005, 0:00

Combat Stress Annual Armistice LectureWednesday at 12.00 noon (coffee from 11.00 am). 'The Trafalgar Campaign' by Professor Andrew Lambert of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Kings College,...

Expeditionary Operations in the Modern Era

08 November 2005, 0:00

As the Cold War came to an end the UK Armed Forces increasingly found themselves deployed on operations all around the world; from the South Atlantic to the Balkans, from West Africa to the Middle East. However the term 'Expeditionary Operations'...

The Seventh RUSI Missile Defence Conference

02 November 2005, 0:00

The conference, our annual Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) event, has grown in stature in recent years, to the end that we will be moving again into the Banqueting House to accommodate an audience we hope will be well in excess of 200. Last year’s...

Defence Project Management Conference 2005: Achieving Project Foresight

18 October 2005, 23:00

Driving the Successful Delivery of Major Defence Projects A Challenging Environment for Project ManagementIt is widely recognized that UK defence contractors operate in a challenging contractual environment that is characterised by the Government's...

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