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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.

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RUSI Members Only

The Zinoviev Letter: A Century of Fake News?

27 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Zinoviev Letter of 1924, encouraging the British proletariat to greater revolutionary effort, was apparently sent by Grigori Zinoviev, head of the Bolshevik propaganda organisation, to the...

RUSI Members Only

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

11 December 2018, 18:00

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the RUSI Christmas Party from 1900 to 2030. This event is open...

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Missile Defence Conference 2019: Beyond Ballistic Missiles? Missile Defence in an Era of Great Power Competition

13 February 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The purpose of the conference will be to explore the ways in which missile defence programmes will have to adapt in an era where rogue states are not the bete noire of the international order. In...

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Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2018

04 September 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this centenary year of the Royal Air Force, the world’s oldest independent air force, Air Marshal Stringer will reflect on what...

Cyber Strategy: The Evolving Character of Power and Coercion

01 October 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Are cyber operations as revolutionary as the headlines suggest?  Do they compel rival states and alter international politics? By examining...

Members’ Event - UK Future Combat Air Strategy

24 October 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The government has been reviewing the future combat air strategy for the UK, based on the need to replace Typhoon in the 2030s. An...

Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule The World And How to Take It Back

09 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

From the passport-vendors of St Kitts and Nevis, to the secrecy vendors of Nevada, to the property vendors of Knightsbridge, it exposes a...

The Zinoviev Letter: A Century of Fake News?

27 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Zinoviev Letter of 1924, encouraging the British proletariat to greater revolutionary effort, was apparently sent by Grigori Zinoviev,...

Is Space the New Cyber?: UK Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

02 October 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

As well as outlining the space threat landscape, it will also provide an opportunity to explore current understanding of dependencies, vulnerabilities and solutions.Conversations about space across...

Missile Defence Conference 2019: Beyond Ballistic Missiles? Missile Defence in an Era of Great Power Competition

13 February 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The purpose of the conference will be to explore the ways in which missile defence programmes will have to adapt in an era where rogue states are not the bete noire of the international order. In...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture: Fear of Abandonment - Australia’s Response to Changing Global Orders

29 June 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In its recent Foreign Policy White Paper, the Australian Government described how the ‘significant forces of change’ buffeting the international system are reshaping Australia’s region ‘in ways without precedent’ in its modern history.Drawing on...

The Future of the Internet

28 June 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The importance of the Internet continues to grow. The emergence of social media has placed the Internet at the centre of social life and now the Internet of Things is connecting manifold objects and systems. However, the relentless move of commerce...

Estonian Defence Minister on European Security in the Run-Up to the NATO Summit

27 June 2018, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

The roundtable will focus on ‘European Security in the run-up to the NATO Summit,’ and will amongst others address the upcoming NATO Summit, European security, cybersecurity and European troops in Estonia.Speaker BiographyJüri Luik has been the...

The Future of Economic Crime: Public/Private Partnership in the Recovery of Criminal Assets

27 June 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

A position paper with points to consider during the discussion will be made available prior to the event.The invitees include figures in government, law enforcement, the insurance and financial services industries, the criminal justice system, and...

Roots of Restraint in War

25 June 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The lack of respect of the Laws of Armed Conflict (LoAC), also known as International Humanitarian Law (IHL), by numerous parties in today’s conflicts - whether by state or non-state actors - along with the proliferation of decentralized non-state...

Nia Griffith on Labour’s Defence Policy

25 June 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

In her lecture, Nia discussed what defence policy would look like under the next Labour Government, in the context of the work being undertaken by the UK Ministry of Defence as part of the Modernising Defence Programme. The Speech It is a great...

Contribution of Advanced Analytics to AML Supervision and Enforcement

20 June 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The objective will be to promote a common understanding and international dialogue on how these methods may complement FIUs’ tactical analysis of SARs or enhance supervisors’ risk mapping, and which dataset(s) may provide an effective and...

Under 35s Forum with Chief of the General Staff, General Mark Carleton-Smith and Army Sergeant Major, WO1 Glenn Haughton.

20 June 2018, 8:00

This unique event will offer forum members the opportunity to participate in a private, informal and off-the-record discussion with General Mark Carleton-Smith and WO1 Glenn Haughton.Speaker BiographyGeneral Mark Carleton-Smith was educated at...

Finance and Human Rights: The Role of Financial Institutions in Combatting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

19 June 2018, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

The CFCS studies issues at the intersection of finance and security, including the way in which finance and financial institutions can contribute to the disruption of priority threats. These threats include human trafficking and modern slavery, on...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2018

19 June 2018, 9:00

This year's conference will be held on 19-20 June at Church House in Westminster.Further details of the RUSI Land Warfare Conferences are available at RUSI.org/LandwarfareFor sponsorship opportunities please contact: landwarfare@rusi.orgFurther...

Degradation of Boko Haram in Northeastern Nigeria: What’s Next for the Nigerian Army?

18 June 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Despite major operations conducted by the Nigerian Army to retake Boko Haram strongholds in the north-east of Nigeria, the militant group still poses a significant security challenge to  Nigeria and its people. In this address, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf...

General Stephen Townsend to Deliver the Annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture 2018

15 June 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

His speech, ‘The Return of Conflict at Scale and the Bonds of Victory,’ will focus on the endurance of the US-UK partnership, reflections on leadership, the current operating environment, and the increased prevalence of multi-domain operations in...

Breakfast Briefing: Is Electricity our Single Point of Failure - Protecting Critical Infrastructure

15 June 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Today’s interconnected infrastructure, resource and service networks, and the global-scale supply chains they depend on, have brought us capabilities unlike anything seen in history. Our societies, economies and lives now depend on multi-sector,...

UK PONI Annual Conference 2018

07 June 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The conference plenary sessions will be streamed here. Please refresh this page. This event speech will be streamed throughout the day on this webpage.  Please scroll down and refresh this page for the sessions.  The 2018 Annual Conference will...

David Davis on Brexit and Security

06 June 2018, 16:00

The Speech Thank you Deputy Director General for that kind introduction. As you alluded to it’s a pleasure to be speaking here, in this grand library in the Royal United Services Institute. This think-tank has, for centuries, hosted debates about...

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