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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 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...

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

28 February 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

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...

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...

UK Trident Submarine.

Professor Matthew Jones on The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent

15 March 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Drawing on material from the first two volumes of The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent, Professor Jones will trace...

Professor Hugo de Burgh and Professor Daya Thussu on the Globalisation of Chinese Media

10 April 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Chinese media are going global to a purpose, which is intimately connected with their history and the culture from which they emerge....

Transatlantic Traumas: A discussion with Professor Stanley R. Sloan on the future of the West

16 April 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

These are traumatic times for transatlantic relations and particularly for those who believe in liberal democracy and the concept and...

Missile Defence Conference 2018

30 May 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The 18th annual Conference in this series is very timely. It will address the North Korean nuclear threat and how it will have evolved and East Asian missile defence issues more widely.  It will...

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...

Mohammad al-Attiyyah - Qatar Foreign Minister

A Conversation with Qatar Defence Minister HE Dr Khalid Bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah

17 January 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

With the recent sale of 24 Typhoon jets to Qatar and the establishment of a new squadron for joint UK-Qatar air force training, Dr Al-Attiyah offered his thoughts on defence engagements between the two countries. The conversation was chaired by Lt...

A World in Turmoil: What to Worry About in 2018

16 January 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The author of the recent book Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace, Dr. Stares will analyse the top sources of instability, including a military conflict involving North Korea, growing tensions with Iran...

A group of Rohingya protesters at the G20 in Brisbane

Atrocity Prevention and UK Policy

15 December 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The recent parliamentary debate on the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya population highlighted the political will within all parties for the UK to play a role in bringing an end to the violence, but also drew attention to the absence of a national...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2017

14 December 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues.  Download transcript Previous Lectures Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach 2016  General Sir Nicholas Houghton 2015 | 2014 | 2013 |...

CFCS Christmas Drinks

11 December 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

There will be an address from RUSI Director, Dr Karin von Hippel. For further information regarding this event, please contact Allana Howard - AllanaH@rusi.org

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

08 December 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In 2016, the release of the Australian Government’s Defence White Paper signalled a comprehensive review of the regional strategic environment and formally named a stable Indo-Pacific region as a Strategic Defence Interest whereby the security and...

Towards a Code of Conduct on the South China Sea: Reflections of the Philippines Chairmanship of ASEAN

08 December 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

As the ASEAN Chairmanship of the Philippines comes to a close, the time for reflection begins. As early as 1999, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers and China agreed on the need for a regional Code of Conduct. As the parties could not agree on such a Code,...

Have I Got Nukes for You: The UK PONI Christmas Quiz

06 December 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Given the success of last year’s inaugural UK PONI Christmas quiz, we’re back for a second year! Be ready to pull those Christmas jumpers on again and join other UK PONI members for an evening of friendly competition and quiz fun! Prizes will also...

Iraq’s Future: The Role of the Sunnis in Rebuilding after the Defeat of Daesh

05 December 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

This roundtable discussion will focus on Iraq’s Sunni communities, how they see their future in Iraq following the military defeat of Daesh and the crisis surrounding the Kurdish independence referendum.In the wake of the military defeat of Daesh,...

'Without Glory but Without Disaster': 50 Years after the British Withdrawal from Aden

04 December 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Aden, a territory now part of Yemen, was first acquired by the British in 1839 and was made a Crown Colony in 1937. From the mid-1950s, Britain had sought to create a federation between Aden - its port was one of the busiest in the world - and the...

Ships of NATO SNMG1

NATO Sea Power: The New 360° Maritime Frontier

01 December 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

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 Power for deterrence and for European security gave way to expeditionary capabilities aimed mostly a...

Under 35's Forum Event: Xi’s New Era

30 November 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

At the 19th Party Congress, President Xi Jinping both broke convention by failing to nominate a successor – therein ending a 25-year tradition, while simultaneously adhering to Party rules by retiring anti-graft chief Wang Qishan from the Politburo...

Financial Crime 2.0

27 November 2017, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

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

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture

23 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Speakers Biographies Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC was appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, the Royal Navy's professional head and Chairman of the Navy Board, in April 2016. He joined the Royal Navy in 1978 and, after training at...

The Westminster Counterterrorism Conference

23 November 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

As the forces of the Islamic State are gradually defeated, and its tactics change, the need to understand how the threat of terrorism evolves has never been greater.The Conference will examine what we know about the threat today and how it is likely...

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