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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.

How Integrated are Foreign Affairs and Development in the UK Integrated Review?

26 April 2021, 16:00

In this wide-ranging conversation, Douglas Alexander and Rory Stewart deploy the experience they gained in their previously-held government...

Hard Choices: What Britain Does Next

11 May 2021, 16:00

After decades of peace and prosperity, the international order put in place after the Second World War is rapidly coming to an end. Foreign...

Prisons and Terrorism

30 June 2021, 16:00

Erupting in 1969, the Northern Ireland troubles continued with terrible intensity until 1998. The most enduring civil conflict in Western...

Western Jihadism: A Thirty Year History

14 July 2021, 16:00

In forensic and compelling detail, Professor Jytte Klausen shows how Islamist terrorism in Europe and North America has been driven, not by...

Precision Strike in 21st Century Multidomain Operations

13 May 2021, 12:00

The ‘democratisation’ of access to long-range precision strike assets once thought to be components of an exclusively Western revolution in military affairs will have important ramifications for the...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2021: Integrating for Operations Today and Warfighting Tomorrow

02 June 2021, 9:00

The British Government published its Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review in March 2021, setting out its ambition for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade. Given the...

Transatlantic Forum: The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

09 November 2007, 9:00

In March 2006 Mearsheimer and Walt stunned political analysts around the world with a piece in the London Review of Books titled 'The Israel Lobby'. This article broke the Washington taboo against speaking on the influence that lobbies, and in...

Combat Stress Annual Armistice Lecture

08 November 2007, 11:00

The guest speaker will be journalist Sir Max Hastings who will talk about his experience of the Falklands War twenty-five years ago.   Arrival Coffee at 1100, Lecture at 1200 followed by a sandwich lunch.Tickets are available from Combat Stress at...

Israel’s Defence and Security Policy: Strategic Directions

06 November 2007, 10:00

Professor Shai Feldman, Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, will be present at the Institute for a discussion meeting on ‘Israel’s Defence and Security Policy: Strategic Directions’.More than a year since...

Whitehall Dialogue - Recruitment and Retention in the Armed Forces

31 October 2007, 12:45

Presentation by Edward Leigh MP, Chairman of the Committee of Public Accounts, House of Commons.Edward Leigh will speak about the findings of the Committee's recent report on Recruitment and Retention in the Armed Forces. This report attempted to...

The New Security Architecture

25 October 2007, 17:00

As Permanent Secretary for Intelligence, Security and Resilience, Sir Richard Mottram advises the Prime Minister on security, intelligence and emergency-related matters. A key undertaking is to ensure effective co-ordination of the UK’s intelligence...

Transatlantic Forum: Meeting Policy Challenges Of Bioviolence

24 October 2007, 14:00

Bioviolence is the ultimate act of terror – one of the very few ways to cause widespread harm and panic. The dangers are speedily accelerating, and too little is being done to prevent it. Barry Kellman, Professor of Law, DePaul University and author...

Military History Circle - Fascism: War Politic or the Politics of War

19 October 2007, 11:15

Fascism is perhaps the world’s only true war politic. As a political movement and an ideology it was born out of war, revolved around war and ended in the disaster of World War Two. In this talk A R  Pickthall discusses the origins of fascism and...

RUSI C4ISTAR 2007 - Operational Requirements for the Next 5 Years

17 October 2007, 8:00

Conference programme released The Ministry of Defence currently has over 230 Urgent Operational Requirements (UORs) in progress - costing approximately £1.4 billion – to meet the needs of frontline forces. Many of these projects are communications...

Post–Electoral Security Sector Reform in Sierra Leone: Needs and Challenges

12 October 2007, 15:00

The recent presidential and parliamentary elections in Sierra Leone marked a watershed in the troubled history of Sierra Leone. For the first time since the civil war ended in 2003, the people of Sierra Leone participated in national elections to...

Military History Circle - Contact Patrols: The Development of Procedures for Aircraft and Infantry Co-operation 1916-18

12 October 2007, 11:45

During the First World War, identifying and communicating the progress of troops to higher command, once they had left their trenches, was a great problem for surveillance aircraft. Mike Meech, an amateur historian at present working part time as a...

Lecture - The US-UK Special Relationship: An Enduring Legacy

08 October 2007, 12:00

Lecture by His Excellency, Mr Robert Holmes Tuttle, US Ambassador to the Court of St James's. We have recently celebrated 50 years of the Treaty of Rome and 60 years of the Marshall Plan. Those celebrations should also remind us that the enduring...

Defence Project Management 2007: Meeting the Challenges of Today, Preparing for Those of Tomorrow

03 October 2007, 7:30

Changes in the defence environment have created new challenges for those involved in project management within the sector. During this conference, speakers will discuss the nature of these challenges and consider how organisations are adapting to...

RUSI-BABi: The Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty – A New Era?

26 September 2007, 8:00

RUSI-BABi: The Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty – A New Era? Wednesday 26 September 2007RUSI, Whitehall, LondonThe Honourable John Rood, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-proliferation, US Department of State will be...

Inaugural Lecture - Strategy and Fortune: British Security Policy in Transition

25 September 2007, 16:00

Click here for the text of Professor Clarke's speech Inaugural Lecture by Professor Michael Clarke, Director of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies.This lecture will analyze the themes underlying a decade of Labour's...

‘Hearts and Minds’: British Counter-Insurgency from Malaya to Iraq

21 September 2007, 8:00

Britain’s ‘Hearts and Minds’ model for counterinsurgency has been well established since the late 1940s, and the successful operations in Malaya (1948-1960) and Northern Ireland (1969-2007) have been held up as examples to be applied to current...

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