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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.

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E.g., Jun 29 2017

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Sir Paul Lever on 'Berlin Rules: Europe and the German Way'

13 June 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

In the second half of the twentieth century, Germany became the dominant political and economic power in Europe - and the arbiter of all important EU decisions. Yet Germany's leadership of the EU is...

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...

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...

Domestic Security, Law and Ethics

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...

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

04 July 2017, 13:00
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...

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...

Technology

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Defence Innovation and the UK: Responding to the Risks Identified by the US Third Offset Strategy

10 July 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The US Third Offset Strategy identified that Russia, China and other emerging powers had closed significantly the defence technology gap and were approaching technological parity with the West across...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Breakfast Briefing: Is your organisation fit for a complex and uncertain future? Four essential tests

12 July 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Over the next two decades, profound changes in political and societal structures, accelerated by transformative technologies, will require an organisation to be fit for a different kind of future....

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RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Sir Paul Lever on 'Berlin Rules: Europe and the German Way'

13 June 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In the second half of the twentieth century, Germany became the dominant political and economic power in Europe - and the arbiter of all...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Robotics and the Future of Warfare

05 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The visions of futurists do not always match the experiences of military personnel, but the battlefields of the future have the potential...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Defence Innovation and the UK: Responding to the Risks Identified by the US Third Offset Strategy

10 July 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The US Third Offset Strategy identified that Russia, China and other emerging powers had closed significantly the defence technology gap...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Professor David Ormerod QC on the Protection of Official Data

12 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In February 2017 the Law Commission published a consultation paper entitled ‘The Protection of Official Data’, which suggests ways to...

RUSI Annual General Meeting

20 July 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

UK PONI Annual Conference 2017

01 June 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The 2017 Annual Conference will gather established and emerging experts from academia, industry, government and the military to share insights and debate a broad range of civil and military nuclear...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Ambassador Sarah MacIntosh on NATO’s Contribution to European Security

21 April 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

European security and the stability in the Euro-Atlantic area are at the core of NATO’s business. In her lecture, Ambassador MacIntosh will discuss how NATO is evolving to meet the new threats posed by both state and non-state actors.Speaker...

Film Screening: Letters from Baghdad

20 April 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

Using stunning, never-seen-before footage of the region, the film chronicles her extraordinary journey into the uncharted Arabian desert and the inner sanctum of British colonial power. She shaped the modern Middle East after World War I in ways...

OPEN TO ALL: Non-State Actors and the Changing Nature of Conflict

20 April 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

This roundtable will follow the Ditchley Foundation's conference in early April 2017, held in partnership with the United Nations University, which brought together policy practitioners, experts, technologists and business leaders to look at the...

Global Britain: How UK Aid Saves Lives and Keeps Us Safe

19 April 2017, 18:15

Welcome and Introduction by: The Rt Hon the Lord Hague of Richmond, RUSI’s Chairman and former UK Foreign Secretary  Keynote Speech by: Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  Response by: Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of...

OPEN TO ALL: Opportunities and Challenges in Iran-West Relations

11 April 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

The signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (known as the JCPOA) in July 2015 was perceived as a potential turning point in bilateral ties between Iran and the West.The agreement led to a partial rapprochement between Iran and the US...

RUSI UNDER-35s FORUM MEMBERS ONLY - Brexit and the European Elections

10 April 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

On 29 March the UK invoked Article 50 and begun the process of leaving the EU. But as both sides take their seats at the negotiating table what will the political situation around them look like? With shock victories for Donald Trump and Brexit in...

London Roundtable of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) programme

06 April 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

This roundtable will provide an early opportunity to discuss and ‘stress-test’ both the findings of the Institute of International Finance major survey into the legal environment for information sharing, placing the UK in context of 92 other...

Cyber Security Strategy Roundtable: Cyber and National Power

05 April 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

April’s roundtable will centre around the theme of Cyber and National Power and will address the following questions:How should the state approach cyberspace as a vehicle for national power? What is the role for the private sector in this?Can the UK...

CPEC: Opportunities for UK-China Collaboration

31 March 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

RUSI is currently working on a project funded by the UK government on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).As the first iteration of two regional conferences, RUSI and the UK Government will bring together representatives from the diplomatic...

Understanding Virtual Currencies: Challenges and Opportunities

29 March 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Like any financial product, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be used for criminal purposes; however, they also represent important financial innovations that disrupt traditional notions of how finance can work.The EU is currently finalising...

Transcript of Major-General Fungo’s speech

23 March 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

As a result of ongoing security measures in London, the public event on Kosovo was cancelled, but Major-General Fungo gave his speech to a closed group at the Institute and it is made available here for the public and those who could not attend....

European Crisis Management in the Asia-Pacific

22 March 2017, 9:45
RUSI Whitehall

China’s militarisation of its foreign policy objectives in the Asia-Pacific is destabilising a region already exhibiting the signs of strained relations. Beijing’s approach is undermining the principles of international law and normative behaviour....

Jane Marriott on Global Best Practice in International Counterterrorism

20 March 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Joint International Counter-Terrorism Unit (JICTU) is responsible for the overall design of the UK’s international counter-terrorism strategies, working with cross-Whitehall and international stakeholders. The unit brings together expertise from...

Professor Liu Ming on Security Challenges of the Korean Peninsula

20 March 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The flurry of recent ballistic missile tests has brought North Korea and its nuclear proliferation programme back to the top of the global agenda. For South Korea the news strengthens its case for hosting the US-owned THAAD missile defence system,...

Israel and the Middle East: 50 Years Since the Six-Day War

17 March 2017, 9:00

As of June 2017 it will be 50 years since the Six-Day War, otherwise known as the Third Arab-Israeli War. The conflict between Israel and its neighbouring states, Egypt, Jordan and Syria, damaged relations between the countries irrevocably and set...

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