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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.

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...

The Syrian War: Seven Years In and No End in Sight

08 March 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Since it began seven years ago, the Syrian war has waxed and waned, developing increasingly complex dynamics. An underlying condition has been that no side has been strong enough, or shown enough desire to win and fully control the territory. 2018...

Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

05 March 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

  ORAL Transcript A lot has changed since 1975. Some of it even at the Ministry of Defence but plenty still holds true. In 1975 you invited one of my distinguished predecessors Sir Michael Cary to this very hall to speak to you on exactly the same...

Sir John Scarlett and Gill Bennett on How Russia Sees the World

28 February 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Russia has gone through enormous changes over the last hundred years, from the Revolutions of 1917 to the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, from post-Cold War economic adjustments to what in the 21st century appears to be a time of increasing...

UK PONI Table Top Exercise

27 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and disarmament.  Every 5 years states...

The UK Defence Industrial Strategy – An Analysis

22 February 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Just before Christmas in 2017 the Ministry of Defence announced the UK’s defence industrial policy in support of the National Security Strategy. Professor John Louth and Professor Trevor Taylor present their emerging research findings on the factors...

Hybrid Threats in Europe: Lessons and Responses

22 February 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Europe is not alone in this respect, with hybrid tactics increasingly being employed in the Asia-Pacific region. The reality of non-warfare strategic competition being waged in Europe and Asia present the two regions with a new threat landscape and...

 A US Air Force ‪‎B-52‬ Stratofortress leads aircraft formation of two Polish

RUSI Conference: Air Forces as Weapons Systems

21 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 and procurement of a European fifth or sixth...

Through Times of Trouble - Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine Explained from Within

12 February 2018, 17:00

The book focuses on the participants' own voices and personalities, drawing extensively on first-hand research and interviews. It follows the stages of assembling different conflict ingredients together, and the rebellion's zigzagging fortunes after...

UK PONI: How to tackle Cyber Security Challenges in the Nuclear Industry

07 February 2018, 17:30

The UK's National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) 2016 - 2021 highlighted the potential risks that advanced state cyber programmes could pose to the UK's critical national infrastructure, and the decreasing rarity of the use of offensive cyber tools...

Days of the Fall: A Reporter's Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars

07 February 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Over the past five years, Dr Jonathan Spyer has spent time in Aleppo, Baghdad, Damascus, Mosul, Idlib, Hasaka and other frontline areas. He witnessed some of the most dramatic events of the conflict – the rescue of the trapped Yezidis from the...

Urban Warfare: Past, Present, Future

02 February 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

For Conference Presentations, please click here. The exceptional speaker panel, mixing historians, analysts and practitioners demonstrated those continuities in the challenges posed by such battles, and how both global trends and the changing...

Warfare in the Information Age

31 January 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Following on from the 2017 Warfare in the Information Age (WITIA) Conference, the objective of this event is to assess the extent to which the ideas and concepts underpinning WITIA are being reflected in developments in both UK and other nation's...

A Discussion with David Green CB QC

30 January 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

After six years at the helm of the SFO, David Green will be stepping down in 2018. His time as Director has seen the repositioning of the SFO as an effective and credible investigator and prosecutor of top level fraud and commercial bribery....

The Dawn of Eurasia

29 January 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

While China and Russia have been quicker to recognize the increasing strategic significance of Eurasia, even Europeans are realizing that their political project is intimately linked to the rest of the supercontinent - and as Maçães argues, they...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture - Haig's Right Hand Man: Sir Herbert Lawrence as the British Army's Chief of Staff in 1918

26 January 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Lieutenant General Sir Herbert Lawrence, Chief of Staff of the British Army in 1918, remains one of the forgotten figures of the First World War. In his lecture, Paul Harris will argue that Lawrence made a major contribution to Allied victory. He...

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