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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...

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...

Understanding the Cyber Threat Landscape

09 February 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Russia, China and Iran have all been blamed for various hacking attacks against the USA and the west. However, these accusations tend to either be very generic (It was Russia!) or very specific (it was APT 28!). Whilst in the case of the attacks...

The Future of the India-Pakistan Relationship: Kashmir and Beyond

02 February 2017, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The relationship between India and Pakistan stands at its lowest ebb in almost a decade. Last year, a series of terrorist attacks, an upsurge of protests in Kashmir, and India's claim of a special forces raid into Pakistan all contributed to...

RUSI Briefing Paper Launch: Ready for Peace? The Afghan Taliban After a Decade of War

30 January 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Fifteen years on since operations began against the Taliban, the movement last year still made significant gains on the battlefield. Based on one-to-one interviews with key Taliban figures, the authors will outline the state of the current...

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...

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