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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 23 2017

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2017

04 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The next eight years represent a continuing period of fundamental yet exciting change for the Royal Air Force as they adapt the way they are organised, both in the UK and on operations. Against a...

Aerospace, UK Defence

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

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. This is followed by the RUSI Christmas Party from 1900 to 2030.This event is open to...

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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: Caroline Haughey on 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 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: 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

OPEN TO ALL: International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 15th Annual Conference

24 May 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Now in its 15th year, the conference will focus on 'Better peacekeeping: how to make the most of UN missions', and will take a deep look at the practical and theoretical questions which arise when we...

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...

The Defence Implications of Brexit

14 March 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The event will be streamed live on this webpage. Please refresh if you do not see player. BACKGROUND BRIEFINGS UK Foreign and Security Policy after Brexit More on Brexit  BECOME A MEMBER Join RUSI and stay informed of the latest defence and security...

Supporting a Stable and Durable Regional Security Environment in North Africa

09 March 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Bringing together a leading Moroccan think tank, the OCP Policy Center, and the Royal United Services Institute, this conference will address the impact of Brexit on the EU and the UK's relationship with the African continent. Moving on from a...

Whitehall Paper Launch - NATO and the North Atlantic: Revitalising Collective Defence

06 March 2017, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

RUSI’s latest Whitehall Paper, NATO and the North Atlantic: Revitalising Collective Defence, explores the renewed importance of the North Atlantic to NATO’s security through the lenses of the United States, United Kingdom and Norway in particular....

‘Our Most Dear Enemies’: UK-French relations since 1945

02 March 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Since the end of the Second World War France and the UK have enjoyed close relations and worked together many times, whether on the battlefield or in the world of espionage, across the globe, stretching back to the Suez Crisis and all the way to the...

The Untold Implications of Remote Warfare

28 February 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

This roundtable will focus on their conference on the military, commercial, legal and ethical implications of drones, remote weapons and other robots. This event will follow the Ditchley Foundation's conference in February 2017, which brought...

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

23 February 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

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, has become increasingly subservient to desires for...

The View from Paris: Reflections on a Changing Strategic Environment

22 February 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Western world is facing unprecedented changes and challenges. Britain, a major economic and security power in Europe, is leaving the European Union; America’s newly elected President is a thoroughly anti-establishment figure who has questioned...

Terrorism and National Security

22 February 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Counter-terrorism as a field continues to present fundamental challenges not only to the rule of law and human rights, but also to systems of political accountability. In his lecture, David Anderson reflected on the development of UK counter-...

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The UK Deterrent in an age of Trump and Putin

21 February 2017, 16:30

On 20 January 2017 Donald J Trump became the 45th President of the United States. Over the course of his first term, he will have the opportunity to carve out new policy approaches to major international nuclear issues, with implications for the UK...

Reflections on Policing the Metropolis and How Policing in the Future Can Change

14 February 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Sir Bernard will retire in February 2017 after serving five years as Britain’s most senior police officer.  Transcript of speech as delivered. The Commissioner's speech on Tuesday, 14 February at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and...

Understanding the Cyber Threat Landscape

09 February 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Russia, China and Iran have all been blamed for various hacking attacks against the USA and the west. However, these accusations tend to either be very generic (It was Russia!) or very specific (it was APT 28!). Whilst in the case of the attacks...

The Future of the India-Pakistan Relationship: Kashmir and Beyond

02 February 2017, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The relationship between India and Pakistan stands at its lowest ebb in almost a decade. Last year, a series of terrorist attacks, an upsurge of protests in Kashmir, and India's claim of a special forces raid into Pakistan all contributed to...

RUSI Briefing Paper Launch: Ready for Peace? The Afghan Taliban After a Decade of War

30 January 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Fifteen years on since operations began against the Taliban, the movement last year still made significant gains on the battlefield. Based on one-to-one interviews with key Taliban figures, the authors will outline the state of the current...

Ambrosia and Ulcers: Douglas Haig and the British Army’s Logistical Development during the Great War

27 January 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Great War was the world’s first ‘industrialised war’ or as JFC Fuller characterised it, ‘a war between two great supply systems - a war between the Midlands and the Ruhr’. If the national task was production, the task of the British...

Developments in China's External Policies under Xi Jinping

23 January 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

In actively pursuing China's national interests Xi Jinping has advocated establishing a 'New Model of Major Country Relations' with the United States and proposed the 'One Belt, One Road' initiative for linking the East Asian economies and the...

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