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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...

RUSI Members Only

Nia Griffith on Labour’s Defence Policy

25 June 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

In her lecture, Nia will discuss what defence policy would look like under the next Labour Government, in the context of the work being undertaken by the UK Ministry of Defence as part of the...

UK Defence

RUSI Members Only

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture: Fear of Abandonment - Australia’s Response to Changing Global Orders

29 June 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In its recent Foreign Policy White Paper, the Australian Government describes how the ‘significant forces of change’ buffeting the international system are reshaping Australia’s region ‘in ways...

RUSI Members Only

Defence Science and Technology: An Audit

12 July 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

From the US Third Offset Strategy through to last year’s UK policy refresh relating to defence science and technology, this is a complex and highly contested area of UK defence management, with...

RUSI Members Only

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2018

04 September 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this centenary year of the Royal Air Force, the world’s oldest independent air force, Air Marshal Stringer will reflect on what independent air power has achieved. He will argue that in the modern...

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Nuclear Diplomacy in South Asia

03 May 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Dr. Yusuf will discuss high-stakes diplomacy between the two nuclear armed neighbours, India and Pakistan, and examine crisis management...

Sir Simon McDonald on Delivering UK Foreign Policy

11 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In his lecture, Sir Simon will discuss post-Brexit UK foreign policy, including promoting the influence of global Britain, strengthening...

Whitehall Paper Launch - The Spectre of a Westphalian Europe?

11 May 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Spectre of a Westphalian Europe? discusses the cohesion of Europe’s geopolitical architecture, and offers a new way of understanding...

The Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History Award Ceremony

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

The Royal United Services Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History, named in honour...

The Iraq Election Results: What next for Iraq’s political stability?

16 May 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

On the 12th of May, Iraq will experience its fourth democratic Parliamentary election, the nation’s first since its near destruction at the...

RUSI–The First Sea Lord's Sea Power Conference 2018

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

The conference will address the potential for human-machine combat teaming, implications for force design, disinvestment strategies and people from the year 2035.  The emergence of autonomous 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...

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...

China’s Eurasian Pivot

25 January 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

To launch RUSI’s recent Whitehall Paper China’s Eurasian Pivot, The Rt Hon Mark Field MP, Minister for Asia at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will give an introductory speech and subsequently join a conversation with Raffaello Pantucci and...

Niteworks White Paper - Defence Innovation

Designing an Innovation System for UK Defence

23 January 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

This event will enable discussion between the Ministry of Defence and industry on innovation across the UK Defence Enterprise. The catalyst and context for the White Paper is the widespread view within Defence that innovation is essential to...

Dynamic Security Threats and the British Army

22 January 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Speech As delivered, Monday 22 January 2018  Malcolm, thank you for those kind words of introduction and good evening everybody, it’s good to be with you and it’s particularly good to see so many friendly faces in the audience. In Parliament...

Richard Nephew on the 'Art of Sanctions: A View from the Field'

17 January 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

While sanctions have become a preferred tool used by Western policymakers to respond to international security threats, their effectiveness is often challenged. To achieve foreign policy aims, sanctions must consider the role of business and...

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,...

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