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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.

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

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Sevastopol’s Wars: Crimea from Potemkin to Putin

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

Founded by Catherine the Great in 1783, the maritime city of Sevastopol has been fought over for centuries. Crucial battles of the Crimean...

OPEN TO ALL: Technology and Future Combat Conference

02 August 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Human free warfare, and human-machine combat teaming, has been the subject of a good deal of discussion over the past ten years making the transition from science fiction to fielded capability.  To...

Assuring Access to Space Conference 2017

13 September 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Military forces are increasingly recognising the need to operate in five domains - air, land, sea, space and cyber. While the UK has applied a concerted effort to understand, defend and operate in...

Resilience Conference 2017

20 September 2017, 9:00

Ensuring the resilience of the UK is an increasingly complex imperative as threats diversify and interact with each other. Organised together with Loughborough University, this conference will...

POSTPONED: RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Prime Minister Erna Solberg on the Security Policy Challenges Facing Norway and Europe today

03 May 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

In her address, Prime Minister Solberg will reflect on some of the key security policy challenges facing Norway and Europe today.Speaker BiographyHer Excellency Mrs Erna Solberg is the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway. She served as Minister...

The Future of India-Middle East Relations

27 April 2017, 14:00

At this event Kabir Taneja will examine India's relations with the Middle East and explore how New Delhi approaches the Gulf and Iran and how it will manage these relationships as the country continues to be one of the fastest growing developing...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Foresight analysis, horizon scanning and US national security reform

27 April 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

In a briefing session organised by RUSI and the School of International Futures, Professor Sheila Ronis will discuss the impact that foresight analysis and horizon scanning have had on US government policy, based on her Vision Working Group’s...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Big Data Analytics in Policing

26 April 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In recent years, the rise of big data analytics has revolutionised the domains of retail, healthcare, insurance, fraud detection and countless more. Similarly, if used effectively, big data has the potential to transform many aspects of policing. In...

OPEN TO ALL: Book Launch - Contemporary Turkey in Conflict

26 April 2017, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The book Contemporary Turkey in Conflict focuses on new perspectives on ethnic relations, Islam and neoliberalism that have emerged in Turkey since the rise of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2002. The book explores how issues of...

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...

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