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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., Apr 29 2017

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...

Defence Policy, Global Security Issues

UK PONI 2017 Annual Conference

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...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

09 June 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Stephen will discuss the challenges of managing the Ministry of Defence, in particular making Defence more innovative and protecting the UK in uncertain times.Speaker BiographyStephen...

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...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Caroline Haughey on Modern Slavery and Security

21 June 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Modern Slavery Act, enacted in March 2015, was an important milestone in the fight against slavery and for social justice. The legislation significantly enhances support and protection for...

Domestic Security, Law and Ethics

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Robotics and the Future of Warfare

05 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The visions of futurists do not always match the experiences of military personnel, but the battlefields of the future have the potential to bear little resemblance to the war zones of today. In his...

Technology

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Professor David Ormerod QC on the Protection of Official Data

12 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In February 2017 the Law Commission published a consultation paper entitled ‘The Protection of Official Data’, which suggests ways to improve the law around the protection of official information....

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

26 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Founded by Catherine the Great in 1783, the maritime city of Sevastopol has been fought over for centuries. Crucial battles of the Crimean War were fought on the hills surrounding the city and the...

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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 London, SW1A 2ET

In her address, Prime Minister Solberg will reflect on some of the key security policy challenges facing Norway and Europe today.Speaker...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: The Annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture 2017

11 May 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Speaker BioGeneral Robert B. Brown assumed command of the United States Army's largest Service Component command, U.S. Army Pacific (...

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...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

09 June 2017, 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...

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...

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 2017 Annual Conference

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...

European Crisis Management in the Asia-Pacific

22 March 2017, 9:45
RUSI Whitehall

China’s militarisation of its foreign policy objectives in the Asia-Pacific is destabilising a region already exhibiting the signs of strained relations. Beijing’s approach is undermining the principles of international law and normative behaviour....

Jane Marriott on Global Best Practice in International Counterterrorism

20 March 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Joint International Counter-Terrorism Unit (JICTU) is responsible for the overall design of the UK’s international counter-terrorism strategies, working with cross-Whitehall and international stakeholders. The unit brings together expertise from...

Professor Liu Ming on Security Challenges of the Korean Peninsula

20 March 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The flurry of recent ballistic missile tests has brought North Korea and its nuclear proliferation programme back to the top of the global agenda. For South Korea the news strengthens its case for hosting the US-owned THAAD missile defence system,...

Israel and the Middle East: 50 Years Since the Six-Day War

17 March 2017, 9:00

As of June 2017 it will be 50 years since the Six-Day War, otherwise known as the Third Arab-Israeli War. The conflict between Israel and its neighbouring states, Egypt, Jordan and Syria, damaged relations between the countries irrevocably and set...

Disrupting Human Trafficking: A Role for Financial Institutions?

15 March 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

RUSI held a panel discussion to consider the role financial institutions can play in assisting with the identification and disruption of human trafficking. At a time when governments around the world, led by the UK, are championing the role public/...

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...

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