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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...

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....

Transformation of Military Operations On the Cusp, Part II

13 July 2005, 23:00

RUSI is engaged in a project in partnership with US Joint Forces Command entitled ‘Transformation of Military Operations on the Cusp’. The project is concerned with operations at the transition points between crisis and major combat operations, and...

World War Two in Perspective

12 July 2005, 23:00

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />  By Professor Sir Michael Howard OM CH CBE MC FBA.   From 1300 -1415 (Sandwich Lunch from 1215)     A fee of £6 is payable for the sandwich lunch.   This event is...

Unmanned Vehicle Systems 2005

11 July 2005, 23:00

A Military Sciences One-Day ConferenceTuesday 12 July 20050900 – 1800Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) are now an integral part of military operations, not only in the form of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) but increasingly as ground and maritime...

Imperial Overstretch, from Dr Arnold to Mr Blair

10 July 2005, 23:00

Dr Correlli Barnett CBE <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />  From 1245 – 1400 (Sandwich Lunch from 1215)   The British Empire / Commonwealth constituted not a strategic asset to Britain, but a burden....

Iraq as an Intelligence Sucess and Policy Failure

07 July 2005, 23:00

By Scott Ritter, former United Nations weapons inspector 1300 – 1400 (Sandwich Lunch from 1215) Scott Ritter is no stranger to controversy. In September 2002 he told officials in Baghdad that military action against Iraq was unjustified. Since he...

The Future of the UK Strategic Deterrent

05 July 2005, 23:00

Rethinking the Role of Strategic Deterrence in British Defence Policy Wednesday 6th July 2005 Britain’s position as a nuclear power has been fundamental to its role in the world order. In the 2003 Defence White Paper, the United Kingdom Government...

Science and Technology for a Transforming Alliance, Workshop III

30 June 2005, 0:00

RUSI is leading a research project entitled ‘Science and Technology for a Transforming Alliance’. The project seeks to evaluate the role of collective transatlantic S&T programmes in the context of NATO and EU military and political...

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-45

29 June 2005, 23:00

Thursday 30 June 2005 from 1245 – 1400 (<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Sandwich Lunch from 1215) The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies would like to invite you to...

Reforming NATO Force Generation, Workshop II

29 June 2005, 23:00

Improved force generation has been a key concern of the incumbent NATO Secretary General during his first year-and-a-half in office. The need for more ‘usable’ forces was a central theme of the Istanbul Summit Communiqué. A comprehensive list of...

Terrorism Laws

29 June 2005, 23:00

RUSI would like to invite you to attend a debate that will be recorded for broadcast later this year on BBC Radio 4. Professor Conor Gearty of the LSE's Centre For Human Rights will argue that all special terrorism laws should be abolished...

Technology for Security & Resilience

26 June 2005, 7:30

Each component of a society plays an integral role in the provision of that nation’s security and resilience. These roles are complex and intertwined and can range from:• A government ensuring that the threats and risks that are faced are adequately...

Terrorism in the UK

21 June 2005, 23:00

A <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Homeland Security & Resilience Department One-Day Workshop<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />Terrorist...

Science and Technology for a Transforming Alliance, Workshop II

19 June 2005, 23:00

RUSI is leading a research project entitled ‘Science and Technology for a Transforming Alliance’. The project seeks to evaluate the role of collective transatlantic defence S&T programmes in the context of NATO and EU military and political...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2005: Whither Defence? – A Personal View

19 June 2005, 23:00

Air Chief Marshal Sir Anthony Bagnall, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff 1300 – 1400 (Sandwich Lunch from 1215) This year’s Gallipoli Memorial Lecture will cover the changing face of the world and of defence, in particular during Sir Anthony’s 41...

Whitehall Dialogue: The Royal Navy’s Role in Humanitarian and Natural Disasters

16 June 2005, 23:00

by Captain Steve Chick, Royal Navy, CO of HMS CHATHAM From 1215 - 1430 In the wake of the Asian Tsunami on Boxing Day 2004 and the Summer Hurricanes in the Caribbean before, the Royal Navy has accrued some recent experience in dealing with...

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