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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.

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...

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...

General Stanley McChrystal: The ‘Full Spectrum’ Team of Teams

03 June 2016, 10:45
RUSI Whitehall

In this presentation, General (Retd) Stanley McChrystal, considered some of the themes and issues around operationalising an evolving concept in security and defence. In the 2015 National Security Strategy and SDSR the government committed to ‘using...