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RUSI is the podium of choice for world leaders and senior policy makers, 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.

E.g., Feb 20 2017

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...

Domestic Security, Law and Ethics


Terrorism and National Security

22 February 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Counter-terrorism as a field continues to present fundamental challenges not only to the rule of law and human rights, but also to systems...

Supporting a Stable and Durable Regional Security Environment in North Africa

09 March 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Bringing together a leading Moroccan think tank, the OCP Policy Center, and the Royal United Services Institute, this conference will be an...

Modern Slavery and Security

21 June 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Modern Slavery Act, enacted in March 2015, was an important milestone in the fight against slavery and for social justice. The...

RUSI International Sea Powers Conference: A European Net Assessment of the PLA(N)

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

Currently, the predominant European understanding of China is seen purely through an economic lens.  As such, the Asia-Pacific security dynamic, and that inherent relationship to European security,...

Regional and International Security Perspectives on Pakistan

05 December 2016, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Having commanded some key strategic positions in the Pakistan Army alongside the Indian and Afghan borders his career culminated as Director General Strategic Intelligence and Analysis wing of the ISI. General Pataudi is in a unique position to talk...

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UNDER 35-Forum: From Punch-line to President: Donald Trump and the Future of US Foreign and Security Policy

28 November 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

On Tuesday, 8 November 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. Mr. Trump’s presidency is widely anticipated to usher in a new orientation for US foreign and security policy. Despite a long and bitter campaign, however, little...

How China is Taking the Silk Road to Financial Dominance

28 November 2016, 15:30

From building infrastructure, opening new markets, encouraging Chinese companies to go out, helping the Reminbi internationalise, to forcing China to reconsider its sacred ‘non-interference’ policy, the BRI is changing China and its near-...

Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature Award Ceremony

28 November 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Since our foundation RUSI has consistently been at the heart of military academic research and literature and it was in 1997, with the support of The Duke of Westminster, that the Medal for Military Literature was created. RUSI is pleased to...

Changing Governments and Nuclear Policy: The US

23 November 2016, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

On 20 January 2017, when the next US president, Donald Trump steps into the Oval Office, he will be handed the keys to the country’s nuclear weapons and the authority to launch them. But the office of the Presidency also comes with numerous other...

Book Launch: Revolution Undone - Egypt's Road Beyond Revolt with Dr H.A. Hellyer

21 November 2016, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Amid the turbulence of the 2011 Arab uprisings, the revolutionary uprising that played out in Cairo's Tahrir Square created high expectations before dashing the hopes of its participants. The upheaval led to a sequence of events in Egypt that...

Are the Arts and Humanities Relevant to Security?

21 November 2016, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Academics and practitioners with an arts and humanities background will discuss the contribution they and their discipline are making to security, whether academically or practically.Contributors will include:John Bew, Professor in History and...

Book Launch - Jihadism Transformed: al-Qaeda and Islamic State's Global Battle of Ideas

18 November 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

This timely collection of essays examines how jihadist narratives have changed globally, adapting to these turbulent circumstances. Area and thematic specialists consider transitions inside the Middle East and North Africa as well as in South Asia,...

Assessing the Foreign Policy Implications after the American Election: A Conversation with Jane Harman

17 November 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this wide ranging discussion, Ms Harman gave her assessment of the foreign policy implications of a Trump administration. The meeting was moderated by Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE, Vice Chairman, RUSI. For more analysis, see

Perspectives on Non-competitive Defence Spending

16 November 2016, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO) regulates the UK government’s procurement of ‘single source’, or non-competitive, military goods, works and services. In 2015/16, the Ministry of Defence spent £8.8 billion on single source defence...

Launch of the Global Terrorism Index 2016

16 November 2016, 17:00

The Global Terrorism Index is the world’s leading metric for policymakers, assisting in their efforts to track, understand and measure the impact and underlying drivers of terrorism.This year's report explores the economic impact of terrorism on...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2016: Is the 21st Century the Asian Century?

16 November 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Speech Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you [Sir Ian] for those kind words of introduction.  I am honoured to have been invited to deliver the 2016 Gallipoli Memorial Lecture here in this prestigious location - the Royal United Services Institute (...

The Future of Libya

15 November 2016, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

On 31 October US Secretary of State John Kerry, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni met with the Prime of Libya Fayez al-Sarraj to discuss the need for drastic reforms in the country.  Since the fall of...

Rise of the Machines: The Lost History of Cybernetics

11 November 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

A common theme connects war machines, computer networks, social media, ubiquitous surveillance and virtual reality. In his lecture, Dr Rid will pull together the disparate threads from the 20th century to reveal the visionaries, rebels and at times...

Roundtable: UK National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021

10 November 2016, 11:00

Roundtable ReportThe event was co-chaired by Paddy McGuiness the Deputy National Security Adviser (Intelligence, Security and Resilience) and Ewan Lawson, Senior Research Fellow at RUSI. The event was attended by senior individuals from the British...