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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.

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'...

An Online Conversation with Two Former Spymasters

22 October 2020, 16:00

In this wide-ranging conversation, General Petraeus and Sir John Sawers will discuss the next big geopolitical and global security...

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...

Breakfast Briefing: Policing the UK in an Evolving Threat Landscape

15 October 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In this briefing, Lord Hogan-Howe will discuss how UK policing needs to adapt to the changing nature of international security threats. He will also consider what reforms may be needed to ensure the police are able to keep pace with the rapidly...

European Defence: The Challenge of Strategic Autonomy

14 October 2019, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

Europe is increasingly required to assume greater responsibility for its own security. The debate about strengthening Europe’s abilities to use force in extreme situations or, more broadly, to act in defence of its own interests is increasingly...

A Conversation with HRH Prince Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Kingdom

14 October 2019, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Tensions in the Gulf region have soared following a drone and missile attack on Saudi oil facilities, and the Kingdom is faced with a plethora of security challenges. These come at a time of extensive social and economic reforms inside the Kingdom....

Our Boys: The Story of a Falklands Paratrooper

12 October 2019, 18:00

IIn her book Our Boys: The Story of a Falklands Paratrooper, Parr draws on the experiences of the people who were there and the personal story of her uncle David, who was killed during the conflict.She highlighted the prominent role of the Parachute...

NATO Beyond 70

10 October 2019, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Fifty days before NATO’s Leaders Meeting in London, the Ambassadors to NATO of Estonia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom reflected on NATO’s achievements as it turns seventy. They also considered how the Alliance should consolidate its...

Information, Security and Democracy

30 September 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In a world of fake news, how important is the governance of the internet? And how significant is the digital aspect to modern-day activism? These and other questions will be addressed during this discussion, that will contemplate the significance of...

Innovation in Countering Illicit Finance: Exploring and Addressing Policy Tensions

26 September 2019, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The fight against financial crime is on a transformational journey, one that seems to have accelerated over the past five years.  The financial services industry continues to evolve, with new products, relationships, and payment methods creating new...

Australian Foreign Policy and the Indo-Pacific

26 September 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Indo-Pacific is a region characterised by growth, dynamism and opportunity. It is also a region of strategic competition, and events in the Indo-Pacific will go some way to determining the shape of international relations globally.Speaker...

Elisabeth Braw on the Stasi’s Cold War Espionage Campaign inside the Church

25 September 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

East Germany only existed for a short forty years but in that time the Stasi developed a highly successful ‘church department’, using persuasion rather than threats, that managed to recruit an extraordinary stable of clergy spies. Pastors,...

Foreign investments in cutting-edge tech: pure business or a national security matter?

25 September 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Non-European entities, including investors, are a common and welcome part of business in Europe. When it comes to investments in cutting-edge technology, however, the picture becomes less clear. European governments are increasingly concerned about...

Report Launch: The UK Strategy on Protection of Civilians - Insights for the Review Process

18 September 2019, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

The 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council adding the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict to its agenda and the decision by the UK to review its 2010 strategy on Protection of Civilians provide an opportunity for the UK Government to play...

SOLD OUT: Breakfast Briefing - Seven Decades of Security: NATO at 70

18 September 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

As the world’s most successful alliance turns 70, it remains the cornerstone of UK defence. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was founded on April 4 in 1949, with its first headquarters in Belgravia, London. Since then, the alliance has...

The Red Queen Problem: Technology Start-ups and National Security

12 September 2019, 8:30

Technology start-ups have traditionally not been considered part of national defence – because technology within national defence has been provided by the government itself, or its major contractors. Conversely, tech start-ups often don’t have a...

Breakfast Briefing - How People Radicalise: The Anatomy of Violent Extremism

11 September 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Today, the world is facing an unprecedented wave of violent extremism by non-state actors of various types. The causes, in whose name they are willing to kill and die, are very different (including religion, ethnicity, social justice, among others)...

“Changing Times, Changing Treason?" A Lecture by the New Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

09 September 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

This speech reflected on whether the UK’s treason law needs to be updated to address the phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters who are British citizens or residents, and questioned whether the law properly allows for the trial and punishment of a...

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