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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.

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

14 December 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the...

Richard Nephew on the 'Art of Sanctions: A View from the Field'

17 January 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

While sanctions have become a preferred tool used by Western policymakers to respond to international security threats, their effectiveness...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture - Haig's Right Hand Man: Sir Herbert Lawrence as the British Army's Chief of Staff in 1918

26 January 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

A lecture by Paul Harris, writer and lecturer, commemorating the life of Field Marshal Earl Haig of Bemersyde and the forces he commanded....

Sir John Scarlett and Gill Bennett on How Russia Sees the World

28 February 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Russia has gone through enormous changes over the last hundred years, from the Revolutions of 1917 to the break-up of the Soviet Union in...

Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

05 March 2018, 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 Conference: Air Forces as Weapons Systems

21 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

As several NATO countries prepare to take delivery of the fifth generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in the next few years, and France and Germany announce their intention to cooperate on the design...

Metropolitan Police

Pre-election Home Affairs Debate

02 June 2017, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Security is one of government's primary responsibilities - but how best to provide it is often controversial. Terrorist attacks and threats are rarely off the front pages, while cyber-crime and cyber-espionage are increasing concerns. Organised...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Roundtable on the Iran Nuclear Deal with Baroness Catherine Ashton and Richard Nephew

01 June 2017, 16:00

They will speak about why the deal matters, and the opportunities and challenges moving forward from a European and an American perspective. The discussion will be moderated by Dr Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi and will be off-the-record.Speakers...

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...

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