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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...

Ambrosia and Ulcers: Douglas Haig and the British Army’s Logistical Development during the Great War

27 January 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Great War was the world’s first ‘industrialised war’ or as JFC Fuller characterised it, ‘a war between two great supply systems - a war between the Midlands and the Ruhr’. If the national task was production, the task of the British...

Developments in China's External Policies under Xi Jinping

23 January 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

In actively pursuing China's national interests Xi Jinping has advocated establishing a 'New Model of Major Country Relations' with the United States and proposed the 'One Belt, One Road' initiative for linking the East Asian economies and the...

Second Workshop of the AHRC Network Grant Series on: Art, Crime and Criminals: Painting Fresh Pictures of Art Theft, Fraud and Plunder

16 January 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Practitioners will be invited from a various variety of backgrounds such as from the police, customs, museums, galleries, auction houses, dealerships, insurance companies, art authenticators, forensic scientists, private security companies etc....

Whitehall Paper Launch: Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa: Myths and Realities

12 January 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

ACCESS THIS PUBLICATION Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa: Myths and Realities is a new RUSI Whitehall Paper that scrutinises common narratives on poaching and wildlife trafficking as threats to security. A joint publication by...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2016

14 December 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues.  In his annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach gave his assessment of the challenges ahead...

Have I Got Nukes for You: The 2016 UK PONI Christmas Quiz

13 December 2016, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Put on your thinking caps and your best Christmas jumpers, and join fellow UK PONI members for a night of fun and friendly competition. Prizes will be awarded for the top teams and the best team name (think ‘Missiletoe’ and ‘Acid Reindeer’). Pizza,...

The Geostrategic Aspects of Jihadist Radicalisation in the Western Balkans

12 December 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

From the time of the Bosnian war when as many as 900 members of the Mujahideen travelled to the region to fight, the Balkans have been regarded by Al-Qaeda and now Daesh as a breeding ground for Jihadist ideology and recruitment. A recent study...

The Suez Crisis, 1956: A Throwback to the Past or a Pointer to the Future?

09 December 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In 1956, President Nasser of Egypt nationalised the Suez Canal Company. In response, Britain, together with France and Israel, attacked Egypt. The Suez War was the only major military engagement in the 20th century which was opposed by the official...

The Caliphate Beyond 2016: The View from Southeast Asia

09 December 2016, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

As the fight against Daesh continues to rage in the Middle East there is a growing focus in countries outside the region on Daesh’s broader global ambitions. The threat to the West from returning Jihadi fighters is well publicised but statements...

Understanding the Syrian Conflict

06 December 2016, 19:00
RUSI Whitehall

The evening will feature a short introduction to the Syrian conflict followed by a panel of experts from RUSI and Chatham House.Speaker Biographies:Michael Stephens is a Research Fellow for Middle East Studies and Head of RUSI Qatar. His recent...

Real Estate and Money Laundering: What are the Key Challenges and How is the Sector Tackling Them?

06 December 2016, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Home Affairs select committee recently described supervision of the UK’s property market as “totally inadequate” which has “laid out a welcome mat for launderers and organised criminals,” estimating that £100bn is laundered through the UK each...

Regional and International Security Perspectives on Pakistan

05 December 2016, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Having commanded some key strategic positions in the Pakistan Army alongside the Indian and Afghan borders his career culminated as Director General Strategic Intelligence and Analysis wing of the ISI. General Pataudi is in a unique position to talk...

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UNDER 35-Forum: From Punch-line to President: Donald Trump and the Future of US Foreign and Security Policy

28 November 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

On Tuesday, 8 November 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. Mr. Trump’s presidency is widely anticipated to usher in a new orientation for US foreign and security policy. Despite a long and bitter campaign, however, little...

How China is Taking the Silk Road to Financial Dominance

28 November 2016, 15:30

From building infrastructure, opening new markets, encouraging Chinese companies to go out, helping the Reminbi internationalise, to forcing China to reconsider its sacred ‘non-interference’ policy, the BRI is changing China and its near-...

Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature Award Ceremony

28 November 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Since our foundation RUSI has consistently been at the heart of military academic research and literature and it was in 1997, with the support of The Duke of Westminster, that the Medal for Military Literature was created. RUSI is pleased to...

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