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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.

VJ Day 75 Years On: Reflections on the UK-Japan Relationship

13 August 2020, 10:00

15 August 2020 – VJ Day - marks both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War. The conclusion of years of hardship,...

Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence

20 August 2020, 16:00

Intelligence agencies provide critical information to national security and foreign policy decision makers, but spying also poses inherent...

Ahead of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly – Can Multilateralism be Rebuilt for a Post-Covid World: A Conversation Between The Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander and Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens

14 September 2020, 16:00

This wide-ranging conversation will cover the multilateral response to the Covid- 19 crisis to date and will look ahead to the key themes...

Building Stronger Societies Webinar Series: Organising Ourselves for the Next Crisis

16 September 2020, 16:00

When the coronavirus pandemic struck the world, a fact that had previously not been considered critical became obvious: most Western...

Tom Tugendhat on Reappraising UK Foreign Policy Towards China

22 September 2020, 10:30

The coronavirus crisis and the introduction of a new security law in Hong Kong has underlined the need for a better understanding of China'...

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: Countering CBRN At Home and Abroad

23 September 2020, 9:00

The use of Chemical Weapons is a war crime. Yet chemical weapons have been used widely during the Syrian conflict, including the use of nerve agents, while in 2018 Russia conducted a nerve agent...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference

17 February 2021, 9:00

RUSI Modern Deterrence conference in partnership with the NATO Public Diplomacy Division.With threats and aggression facing liberal democracies increasing, national security is more important today...

Terrorism and the Mass Media Launch Event

11 May 2020, 14:00

Access paper here An independent piece of research commissioned by London Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations Neil Basu, this paper examines the role the media can play in amplifying the impact of terrorism. It...

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Does the Current Strategy to Counter Terrorist Financing Work?

07 May 2020, 14:00

Access the paper Since 9/11, targeting the finances of terrorist actors has been a central element of the global counterterrorism landscape. Indeed, the first public shot fired by George W. Bush in his ‘War on Terror’ was a financial measure in the...

Mapping a Pandemic: Britain and China: Unusual Business - The Future Bilateral Relationship

07 May 2020, 14:00

“We ought to look at all sides of this and do it in a balanced way, but there is no doubt that we can’t have business as usual after this crisis”. This is how Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab characterised the challenge he believes Britain is facing...

Reflections on Victory in Europe 75 Years On

05 May 2020, 16:00

8 May 1945 – VE (Victory in Europe) Day – was one that remained in the memory of all those who witnessed it. It meant an end to nearly six years of a war that had cost the lives of millions; had destroyed homes, families and cities; and had brought...

The US Cyberspace Solarium Commission: An Exclusive Briefing on the Commission’s Recommendations

04 May 2020, 15:00

Commissioners Samantha Ravich and Chris Ingles, and Executive Director Mark Montgomery, will present the Commission’s recommendation, delivered to the US Congress last month. The Cyberspace Solarium Commission, a bipartisan commission on defending...

Freeports in the UK: Securing the Benefits, Preventing Crime

30 April 2020, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

In February 2020, the UK government launched a consultation on its plans to establish up to 10 freeports in the UK. The consultation paper envisions freeports as ‘humming hubs of high-quality manufacturing’ and ‘titans of transhipment’, which will...

Mapping a Pandemic: Coronavirus, the Future of Surveillance and the Liberal State

30 April 2020, 14:00

In the early 20th century, Sir Halford Mackinder published a book titled Democratic Ideals and Reality posing the question “Can Democracies Make Strategy?” The question recurred in a variety of guises over the course of the 20th century as...

Whitehall Briefing - UK Security Policy After Brexit

29 April 2020, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The economic consequences of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal have received significant attention, but a no-deal Brexit would also have important security implications. Currently, as a member state, the UK is connected to the other...

UK PONI Virtual Table Top Exercise - Nuclear Disarmament

24 April 2020, 9:00

Please note that application for places at this event has now closed.The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) is often referred to as the cornerstone of the non-proliferation regime. It is underpinned by three pillars; non-proliferation, the...

Premier Perspectives: The Future of Politics

23 April 2020, 16:30

RUSI has a proud history of convening unique discussions, meetings and events. Alongside our publicised schedule of open-to-all and member-only events, we often bring groups together in more intimate and discreet ways. These invitation-only events...

Mapping a Pandemic: Lasting Consequences For The UK's Defence And Security Posture

23 April 2020, 14:00

Handling the coronavirus pandemic remains the British government’s key focus in the weeks and months ahead; it absorbs almost all of Whitehall’s policy and planning capacity. But what might be the lasting consequences of the pandemic on the UK’s...

Australia and the UK in the World’s Most Contested Region: A Conversation with Professor Rory Medcalf

22 April 2020, 10:00

As the UK seeks to strengthen its global engagement, the Indo-Pacific will be a key region. Within this vast space, the UK will need to find a balance between its engagements – from strategic partnerships with Japan and India, to a mission to engage...

CTF Online Symposium No. 1: The Lebanese Hezbollah Financing Threat in Europe

21 April 2020, 14:30

  In this webinar, Dr Levitt presented a research briefing on Hezbollah’s financing operations in Europe, as well as the steps being taken by EU member states to tackle these fundraising efforts.   Dr. Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler Fellow at...

The Changing Nature of Cyber Attacks

20 April 2020, 9:00

Speaker biography: Kevin Brown is Managing Director, BT Security. In this role, he makes sure that BT has the right policies and systems in place to keep the company’s assets – whether physical, logical or information – secure from attack. BT...

Mapping a Pandemic: East Africa and the Horn’s Conflict and Security Challenges in a Time of Pandemic

16 April 2020, 14:00

The Covid-19 pandemic is emerging in East Africa and the Horn at a moment when the region is facing crucial conflict and security challenges.   While hopes for peace and progress on regional cooperation were ignited by the election of Abiy Ahmed as...

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