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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.

Terrorism and National Security

22 February 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Counter-terrorism as a field continues to present fundamental challenges not only to the rule of law and human rights, but also to systems...

Supporting a Stable and Durable Regional Security Environment in North Africa

09 March 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Bringing together a leading Moroccan think tank, the OCP Policy Center, and the Royal United Services Institute, this conference will be an...

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...

RUSI International Sea Powers Conference: A European Net Assessment of the PLA(N)

23 February 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

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,...

Assuring Access to Space

13 July 2016, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The evolution of technology has dramatically changed the way in which space is and can be used. New projects like OneWeb and Google’s TerraBella, which propose to launch hundreds of satellites into space with a view to providing low cost or free...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2016

28 June 2016, 9:00

Conference Concept For over a decade, the Land Warfare Conference has been the UK’s pre-eminent gathering of the land forces community, bringing together leading practitioners, academics, policy makers and the private sector in a unique forum for...

European Union

Report Launch – Countering Lone Actor Terrorism

22 June 2016, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Lone-actor terrorists are perceived as presenting acute challenges for law enforcement practitioners in detection and disruption. By definition, they act without direct command and control from a wider network, and it is assumed that without such...

The Future of Policing in the Digital Age

21 June 2016, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

As the lives of those they protect are increasingly conducted in the digital domain, law enforcement agencies across the UK are entering a new age of policing. However, the digital domain presents as many challenges as it does opportunities.This...

Closing NATO’s Baltic Gap

20 June 2016, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

Approaching the NATO Warsaw Summit next month, the threat posed by the Kremlin to Western stability and coherence is at the very top of the agenda for many nations. For those on the front lines with Russia, first and foremost the Baltic states, this...

Defence Acquisition Conference 2016: Achieving Critical Advantage for the UK Post SDSR

16 June 2016, 8:30

In 2015 the conference attracted a wide-ranging audience from across the UK Ministry of Defence, senior military representatives, policy-makers, industry (including SMEs) and academia.To see the latest programme, please click here.This year, the...

Eutopia - Romantic and Right

15 June 2016, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

We are being asked to choose the lesser of two evils: Remain: a little cog in the European machine. No control! No control at all! Not our borders! Not our laws! Who wants that? Leave: a little island on the edge of Europe. No money! No jobs! Who...

From business as usual to business unusual - The changing shape of information operations

14 June 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The global defence community is grappling with the changing nature of influence. A new verbal battle space and rhythm now exists, both online and offline. Within this context, ‘weaponised words’ are as effective, if not more effective, than...

The Origins and Development of Salafi-Jihadism

13 June 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Whilst claiming to be rooted in the theology and politics of seventh-century Arabia, Salafi-jihadism is actually of very recent provenance, and is as much the product of current and recent wars as it is of religious politics.Whilst it is extreme by...

General Robert E. Lee: A Study in Leadership

13 June 2016, 12:45
RUSI Whitehall

Much has been written about the skilful way that the Confederate Army of Virginia was commanded during the American Civil War (1861-1865). Rather less on why and how it remained a cohesive force until virtually the end of the Civil War. Command and...

The Media and the European Union Referendum: Bystanders or Ringleaders?

08 June 2016, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Click here to download podcast Chaired by Sir Christopher Meyer, speakers Peter Preston, former editor of the Guardian, and Tim Montgomerie, former comment editor for The Times and co-founder of the Centre for Social Justice, debated the role of the...

The challenges facing the United Nations: A speech by Vesna Pusić

07 June 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

The next Secretary-General of the United Nations will have a challenging agenda from day one. Civil wars in Syria, South Sudan, Yemen and elsewhere defy the best peace-making efforts of the international community. A migrant crisis afflicts multiple...

China and the United States in 21st Century Asia

06 June 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Dr. Watson will discuss President Barack Obama’s declared “Rebalance to Asia”, and analyze the instruments of statecraft that the United States is using to increase its influence in that region. Dr. Watson will then review the issue of how to...

UK Defence Policy and the EU: The Choice Facing the Electorate

06 June 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

As the EU referendum campaign reaches a crescendo, one of the key questions facing the public remains the defence implications of either remaining, or leaving the EU. On both sides of the debate, there are firmly held views about the best way in...