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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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E.g., Aug 22 2017

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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Making Africa Work - A Handbook for Economic Success

13 September 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Released in May 2017, Making Africa Work – A handbook for economic success has been authored by the former President of Nigeria Olusegun...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2017

04 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The next eight years represent a continuing period of fundamental yet exciting change for the Royal Air Force as they adapt the way they...

Anatomy of a Campaign: The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940

20 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The British campaign in Norway in 1940 was an ignominious and abject failure. It is perhaps best known as the fiasco which directly led to...

British Foreign Policy After Brexit: An Independent Voice

10 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The authors will discuss how Britain’s global role and influence can be enhanced rather than diminished post-Brexit, with a diplomatic,...

Keir Starmer on the Implications of Brexit

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

In his lecture, Keir will consider the wide ranging policy implications for the United Kingdom of leaving the European Union.BiographyThe...

Assuring Access to Space Conference 2017

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

'We are playing catch up on Space and if we take much more time in doing so, we will be left behind'General Sir Gordon Messenger, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence (June 2017)Register...

Resilience Conference 2017

20 September 2017, 9:00

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

Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities Conference: Force Enabler, Force Multiplier or Something More?

03 October 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The last thirty years have seen the UK and other western nations lose their strong position in electronic warfare (EW) at the same time as operations in and through cyberspace have become an...

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 geared principally to the defence of German...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Discussion on Corruption and Beneficial Ownership with Professor Jason Sharman

09 June 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Professor Sharman will reference the role of transparency and beneficial ownership, noting the UK's work in this field through the PSC register, proposals for a foreign company register and agreements with our Overseas Territories and Crown...

Metropolitan Police

Pre-election Home Affairs Debate

02 June 2017, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Security is one of government's primary responsibilities - but how best to provide it is often controversial. Terrorist attacks and threats are rarely off the front pages, while cyber-crime and cyber-espionage are increasing concerns. Organised...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Roundtable on the Iran Nuclear Deal with Baroness Catherine Ashton and Richard Nephew

01 June 2017, 16:00

They will speak about why the deal matters, and the opportunities and challenges moving forward from a European and an American perspective. The discussion will be moderated by Dr Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi and will be off-the-record.Speakers...

UK PONI Annual Conference 2017

01 June 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

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 topics, including the future of US nuclear weapons...

POSTPONED: RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2017

31 May 2017, 13:00

Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, Royal Navy, will consider the lessons of the Gallipoli Campaign and its significance in the planning of future combined operations.Speaker BiographyAdmiral Sir Philip...

OPEN TO ALL: Iraq after the Liberation of Mosul: Turning a Fragile Unity into Stable Government

31 May 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The research includes a 2,000 person national survey with oversamples in Mosul, Anbar, and Salahaddin, and 12 focus groups including internally displaced persons (IDPs) and citizens who lived under the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Leslie...

U-35 MEMBERS ONLY: In-conversation with Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles KCMG LVO

30 May 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Sir Sherard will be sharing his experiences during his time at the Foreign Office and his insights of working in the Middle East during this 'in-conversation' event.Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles KCMG LVO served as the UK's Ambassador to Israel (2001-2003...

Google Hangout : Being Human In The AI and Robotics Era

30 May 2017, 15:00

To explore that future, the Project and RUSI are looking for playwrights and writers to explore AI’s impact on social conflict and warfare that are adapted from and inspired by the military science-fiction story A Visit to Weizenbaum, by Jamie Metzl...

Pre-Election Foreign Affairs Debate

30 May 2017, 11:00

Foreign affairs is a dominant theme of the general election as the country prepares for Brexit and the United Kingdom re-configuring its place in the world. We hope our invited panel will offer their party perspectives on this as well as address the...

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

24 May 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 seek to turn the Ministerial Summit’s 3P agenda...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Turkish Civil-Military Relations and the Fight against Terrorism

22 May 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

Metin Gurcan’s talk aims to present a model for ‘damage control’ in the Turkish security sphere following last year’s attempted coup d’etat. He will look at Turkish civil-military relations, Turkey’s security architecture and security policies, and...

Pre-election Defence Debate

22 May 2017, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Defence may well form a major part of the general election campaign where policymakers must deal with the future of the nuclear deterrent, managing an overstretched Ministry of Defence budget and growing discussion on the possibility (whoever wins)...

OPEN TO ALL: China's Asian Dream? The Belt and Road Initiative

19 May 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

Since President Xi’s announcement in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative has rapidly become the centre piece of China’s international relations. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stated in April this year that "One Belt, One Road is to date the most...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Modern Slavery: Creating Slavery Free Cities

18 May 2017, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

RUSI's Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies is delighted to host a discussion with the University of Nottingham’s modern slavery research team, a university Beacon of Excellence called the Rights Lab, (including Professor Kevin Bales...

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