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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.

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....

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...

US Secretary of Defense Dr Mark Esper

A Conversation with the US Secretary of Defense

06 September 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

In this wide-ranging discussion, Dr Esper addressed a number of key international defence and security challenges, including the importance of the critical transatlantic relationship. Dr Mark T. Esper became US Secretary of Defense on 23 July 2019....

Project Sandstone: On the Trail of the Tae Yang - AIS Spoofing and North Korean Coal Smuggling

01 August 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Project Sandstone is a new initiative looking to analyse and disrupt North Korean illicit shipping networks using Open Source Intelligence. Their latest report focuses on the Tae Yang, a DPRK flagged coal vessel spoofing its AIS to cloak its illicit...

HM Government Economic Crime Plan Publication

25 July 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The ECSB commissioned officials to draw up a public-private action plan to tackle the threat posed by economic crime in all its forms.At this event officials will present the government’s agreed Economic Crime Plan, which sets out in detail the...

What makes a crime-terror nexus? Evidence from 11 EU countries

22 July 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

GLOBSEC has assembled a database of 350 individuals either arrested for terrorism offences, fugitives from justice, or attackers who died while staging terrorist attacks during 2015, a peak year of jihadism in Europe. The team investigated the...

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