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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.

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...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Keir Starmer on the Implications of Brexit

08 September 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...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Making Africa Work - A Handbook for Economic Success

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

The handbook tackles some of the biggest challenges to face the next generation, including the anticipated doubling of sub-Saharan Africa’s...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: 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...

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

22 November 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...

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

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

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...

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...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Roundtable on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in East Africa

12 May 2017, 11:30
RUSI Whitehall

East Africa has experienced a high level of violent extremism for many years, especially in Somalia, but is also at the forefront of countering it. The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has established a Center of Excellence for...

General Robert Brown Delivers the Annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture 2017

11 May 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

To read the transcript of the 2017 Kermit Roosevelt Lecture, please click here Speaker Bio General Robert B. Brown assumed command of the United States Army's largest Service Component command, U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), April 30, 2016. The...

OPEN TO ALL: Book Launch - Rebel Law: Insurgents, Courts and Justice in Modern Conflict

04 May 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

This indispensable book explains how courts are now part of the broader battlefield, deployed by both insurgents and state forces in a world convulsed by unconventional warfare.In most societies, courts are where the rubber of government meets the...

OPEN TO ALL: Brussels Panel Debate on the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing

04 May 2017, 14:00

Across the world, new task forces and forums are taking root that bring financial institutions and public authorities into a much closer level of dialogue around money laundering and terrorist financing risks. The emerging evidence indicates that...

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