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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.

E.g., Oct 29 2020


Reflections on Assessing National Exposure to Proliferation Financing Risk

29 October 2020, 14:00

Earlier this summer, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) requested feedback on a proposed amendment to its Recommendation 1. The amendment would require countries and financial institutions to...

RUSI Members Only

Building Stronger Societies: Involving Teenagers in National Security

29 October 2020, 16:00

With national security threats growing, countries are looking increasingly to teenagers as a resource. Traditional conscription, as practiced in past generations, is mostly neither feasible nor...


Transatlantic Relations on Iran After the US Elections

30 October 2020, 13:30

Since the heralding of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed by the P5+1 group in 2015, the last four years have witnessed a schism emerge between the United States and Europe...


August Browne: The British-Polish Nigerian Who Took on the Nazis

30 October 2020, 16:00

1600 GMT / 1100 EST / 1800 EAT  Having travelled to Britain from Nigeria in the early part of the 20th century, August Agboola Browne settled down and became a successful Jazz musician in Poland ...

UK PONI Members Only

UK PONI Introduction to Nuclear Technology Workshop

05 November 2020, 14:00

UK PONI will hold an online workshop covering the basics of nuclear technology including fuel cycles, nuclear weapons and delivery systems aimed at early career professionals working in the nuclear...


US Presidential Election – How the Results Will Impact International Security

05 November 2020, 16:00

The 2020 US Presidential election is one of the most significant for decades in foreign policy terms. The choice for voters is summed up in the contrasting taglines of the candidates’ campaigns:...

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Russia in the Eastern Mediterranean

11 November 2020, 15:00

September marked the fifth anniversary of Russia’s intervention in the Syrian Civil War. During this time, Russia’s presence across the region has substantially grown. Indeed, Russia’s involvement in...


The African Soldiers of the First World War

11 November 2020, 16:00

At 11am on the second Sunday in November, Britain holds Remembrance Sunday to commemorate its fallen soldiers. Up and down the country, crowds of people gather to pay their respects to those who...

RUSI Members Only

Haldane: The Forgotten Statesman Who Shaped Modern Britain

12 November 2020, 16:00

As a philosopher-statesman, Haldane’s groundbreaking proposals on defence, education and government structure were astonishingly ahead of his time. He was the creator of the Territorial Army and the...


Haldane: The Forgotten Statesman Who Shaped Modern Britain

12 November 2020, 16:00

As a philosopher-statesman, Haldane’s groundbreaking proposals on defence, education and government structure were astonishingly ahead of...

How Spies Think: 10 Lessons in Intelligence

17 November 2020, 16:00

Intelligence officers discern the truth. They gather information - often contradictory or incomplete - and, with it, they build the most...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2020

03 December 2020, 15:30

Lecture by General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence.The Chief of the Defence Staff...

MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two

09 December 2020, 16:00

When Allied fighters were trapped behind enemy lines, one branch of military intelligence helped them escape: MI9. The organisation set up...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture: Implementing the Integrated Review – Building the Next Generation Royal Air Force

17 December 2020, 12:00

The Integrated Review sets out to define the Government’s ambition for the UK’s role in the world and its long-term strategic aims for our...

The U.S. Election: Foreign and Security Policy Challenges For the Next President

28 October 2020, 16:00

The American people will vote on Tuesday 3 November 2020 in order to elect their next President, either giving Republican Donald Trump another four years or handing over the keys of the White House to Democratic challenger Joe Biden. This...

CTF Online Symposium No. 4: Fraud-Enabled Terrorism Financing: A Neglected Dossier

28 October 2020, 14:00

Terrorism can be financed through funds collected both unlawfully and lawfully. In recent years, fraud has become a key catalyst fuelling many terrorism financing methods. In this webinar, Professor Nicholas Ryder will present his research briefing...

Africa in Perspective - Gender Empowerment in Peace and Security

28 October 2020, 12:00

In 2000, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325 – a turning point in understanding and recognising the role of women and girls in peace and security. The UN’s Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda contained ...

Progressive Terrorism Studies Webinar Series – Disrupting Networks of Influence

27 October 2020, 14:00

Exploring the roots of Salafi-Jihadi resilience creates an opportunity for policymakers and tech professionals to consider data which can augment attempts to disrupt this movement’s networks online. Communication is a relational activity....

Trans–Siberian Railway

Problems of Geography: Military and Economic Transport Logistics in Russia’s Far East

26 October 2020, 14:00

The Russian Far East (RFE) is essential to maintaining Russia’s status as a military and economic power. But to connect up Russia’s vast territory and join the European part of Russia to the RFE, adequate transport infrastructure is critical....

37th International Churchill Conference

23 October 2020, 16:45

This conference seeks to explore leadership in times of adversity. We will mark the sacrifices of the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, 80 years on, and celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of the Second World War.Further details here ...

An Online Conversation with Two Former Spymasters

22 October 2020, 16:00

In this wide-ranging conversation, General Petraeus and Sir John Sawers discussed the next big geopolitical and global security challenges for the 21st century.The webinar will be moderated by Vance Serchuk, Executive Director, KKR Global Institute....

A conversation with H.E Fuad Hussein and H.E Juma Anad Saadoun Al-Juburi

21 October 2020, 12:00

RUSI's Unpacking the MENA programme is delighted to have host a conversation featuring H.E Fuad Hussein, Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister and H.E Juma Anad Saadoun Al-Juburi, Iraq’s Defence Minister and focusing on Iraq’s priorities...

Tackling Non-traditional Maritime Security Threats in the Indo-Pacific

16 October 2020, 14:00

The Indo-Pacific has emerged as a space for great power competition between China and the United States. Besides this wider strategic struggle, however, there are a number of localised security issues that are priorities for regional states....

Dark Money and Democracy: Is There a Way Out?

12 October 2020, 14:30

The 2016 US elections, the Brexit referendum, the Scottish independence referendum – time and again allegations of nefarious financial meddling raise a cloud of uncertainty over democratic processes across the world. And as the UK’s recent Russia...

Future Challenges in Economic Crime: A View from the SFO

08 October 2020, 14:00

RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies is delighted to welcome back the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Lisa Osofsky, for a discussion of the SFO’s current work and future priorities.  Ms Osofsky joined the SFO in August...

Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia on Georgia’s Pro-Western Foreign Policy Agenda, Security Threats and the Challenges Ahead

08 October 2020, 11:00

Addressing the key priorities of Georgia’s pro-Western foreign policy agenda, His Excellency Mr Giorgi Gakharia discusses Georgia’s progress and challenges in its path to European and Euro-Atlantic integration. Twelve years on since the Russian-...

US Election 2020: What's in Store for Sanctions?

06 October 2020, 14:00

Whether it is the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran, expanding economic pressure on Venezuela, responding to political developments in Hong Kong, or disagreements with the International Criminal Court, Washington's favoured foreign policy tool...

Book Launch - The Radical’s Journey: How German Neo-Nazis Voyaged to the Edge and Back

05 October 2020, 15:00

How and why do people become Neo-Nazis? How does it feel to be one? What makes one leave the movement? What is it like to be a former member? These issues are examined in detail in this important book.  Based on in-depth interviews with 40 German...

Predicting Environmental Disasters

05 October 2020, 15:00

Though CO2 emissions decreased somewhat as a result of coronavirus lockdowns, climate change remains a critical issue. Indeed, environmental disasters are continuing to wreak havoc around the world. Africa, Asia and the Middle East are plagued by an...