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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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NATO Sea Power: The New 360° Maritime Frontier

01 December 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Sea Power was a critical part of NATO’s deterrent posture throughout the Cold War.  But after the fall of the Berlin Wall the focus on Sea...

Preparing for the Indo-Pacific Century: The Australian Army Perspective

08 December 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In 2016, the release of the Australian Government’s Defence White Paper signalled a comprehensive review of the regional strategic...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

14 December 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the...

Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

05 March 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In his lecture, Stephen will discuss the challenges of managing the Ministry of Defence, in particular making Defence more innovative and...

RUSI Conference: The Future of the Warfighter: Armed Forces People in the Twenty-First Century

23 November 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Whilst much academic attention has been paid to ideas such as the Whole Force Concept and the Defence Enterprise, with the notable exception of the Armed Forces Covenant there appears to have been...

Financial Crime 2.0

27 November 2017, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Technological innovation transforms financial flows on a permanent basis: existing financial institutions adapt their processes, new actors emerge, individuals gain the ability to conduct...

RUSI Conference: Air Forces as Weapons Systems

21 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

As several NATO countries prepare to take delivery of the fifth generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in the next few years, and France and Germany announce their intention to cooperate on the design...

OPEN TO ALL: Al Qaeda, Iran and the future of terrorism in the Middle East

07 July 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Whilst various states in the Middle East accuse each other of terrorism few would imagine a partnership between Iran and Al Qaeda.As ISIS retreats Al Qaeda is ready to take the lead role again and its quiet rebuilding has been underestimated. After...

BY INVITATION ONLY: The GCC Crisis and implications for UK Foreign Policy

07 July 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The United Kingdom's longstanding role in the Gulf means that the current impasse presents a myriad of challenges to the UK national interest. The panel will discuss the status of the crisis, its impacts both regionally and globally, and how the...

OPEN TO ALL: Book Launch - 2020: World of War

05 July 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Inspired by General Sir John Hackett’s book, The Third World War which was published forty years ago, Paul Cornish and Kingsley Donaldson examine the security challenges facing the world today and explore how events might unfold. And if events...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Robotics and the Future of Warfare

05 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The visions of futurists do not always match the experiences of military personnel, but the battlefields of the future have the potential to bear little resemblance to the war zones of today. In his lecture, Professor Colosimo will discuss how the...

BY INVITATION ONLY: NATO ACT Resilience Conference back-brief: The ‘So What?’ for UK Resilience?

04 July 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 2-4 May, RUSI attended the NATO ACT Conference Interdependency in Resilience in Norfolk Virginia – home of NATO ACT and a Rockefeller 100 Resilient City. Our partner, Oakas Ltd were the main facilitators, consultants and content providers for the...

RUSI UNDER 35's FORUM: Is the role of Think Tanks in Foreign Policy Evolving or Fading?

04 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world's oldest independent think tank on international defence and security. Founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, RUSI has been providing forward thinking, free discussion and careful reflection on...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Populism in Europe and the United States

28 June 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

A small group of interdisciplinary experts will convene to consider the following questions:What is meant by the term 'populism', and does it adequately explain the political and social tensions so evident in the United States and Europe today?What...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2017: Under 35s Forum with Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Nicholas Carter

28 June 2017, 8:00

This unique event will offer forum members the opportunity to participate in a private, informal and off-the-record discussion with General Sir Nicholas Carter, on the future of the British Army at a key moment in its ongoing transformation.General...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: The Nigerian Army's Operation against Boko Haram

26 June 2017, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Despite concerted efforts by the Nigerian Army to retake Boko Haram strongholds in the north-east of Nigeria, the militant group still poses a major threat to the security of Nigeria and its people. In this address Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai will...

OPEN TO ALL: Boko Haram: ‘technically defeated’, or ongoing threat?

23 June 2017, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The violent Islamist movement is said to have as its aim the creation of a Caliphate in Northern Nigeria, and despite a large-scale military offensive launched against it, the violence continues. The roots of this violence are complex. Many of its...

OPEN TO ALL: Caroline Haughey on Modern Slavery and Security

21 June 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Modern Slavery Act, enacted in March 2015, was an important milestone in the fight against slavery and for social justice. The legislation significantly enhances support and protection for victims, gives law enforcement the tools they need to...

CANCELLED: Diplomats in Blue: Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin on International Policing in the Twenty-first Century

20 June 2017, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

As our domestic security threats are increasingly global in nature, twenty-first century police officers must be equipped not just for law enforcement but for international diplomacy. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin explains the...

OPEN TO ALL: James Kirchick on The End of Europe

15 June 2017, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

Once the world’s bastion of liberal, democratic values, Europe now has to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. The old pathologies of anti-Semitism, populist nationalism, and territorial aggression are threatening to tear the European...

OPEN TO ALL: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey

15 June 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

In a world of rising tensions between Russia and the United States, the Middle East and Europe, Sunnis and Shiites, Islamism and liberalism, Turkey is at the epicentre. And at the heart of Turkey is its populist president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan....

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