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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.

Ambassador Sarah MacIntosh on NATO’s Contribution to European Security

21 April 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

European security and the stability in the Euro-Atlantic area are at the core of NATO’s business. Together with other international...

Keir Starmer on the Implications of Brexit

15 May 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.BiographyKeir...

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...

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...

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...

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 15th Annual Conference

24 May 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Now in it's 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...

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...

UK PONI 2016 Annual Conference

02 June 2016, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The 2016 Annual Conference gathered 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. The conference prioritises affording younger...

Stabilisation Challenges in Syria: In Conversation with Mark Ward, Director of the Syria Transition Assistance and Response Team (START)

27 May 2016, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

To register for this event, click the 'register now' button.Mark S Ward is the Director of the Syria Transition Assistance and Response Team (START), which is based out of U.S. Embassy Ankara and is responsible for coordinating all U.S. assistance...

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 14th Annual Conference

25 May 2016, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Sustaining Momentum: What Next for UN Peace Operations? With the UK having announced that it will host the next UN summit on peacekeeping this year, the time is right to examine the content of peace-operations reform, its political and bureaucratic...

The Strategic Impact of Civilian Harm in Afghanistan

24 May 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

About the Report:The Open Society Foundations and Christopher D. Kolenda, a former ISAF battalion commander and Pentagon senior advisor, have written a 'lessons-learned' report about civilian harm in Afghanistan to help the United States and NATO...

The Black Door: Spies, Secret Intelligence and 10 Downing Street

23 May 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

During the early years of the twentieth century, British Prime Ministers were relative strangers to the world of espionage. They treated the subject either with indifference or outright suspicion. With the arrival of Churchill in 1940, all that was...

The NATO Warsaw Summit: The Challenge Ahead

19 May 2016, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

As the NATO Warsaw Summit approaches, the Alliance faces multiple challenges. From the conflict in Ukraine, responding to Russian aggression, the brutal civil war in Syria, or the migration crisis, the priorities of the organisation require careful...

A Great Perhaps? Colombia: Conflict and Convergence

16 May 2016, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

No country has managed as rapid and positive a turnaround in governance and security conditions this century as Colombia. To date, however, there has been no comprehensive examination of the different elements employed by the government to combat...

Prince Turki al Faisal

Crises or opportunities? A reflection on the economic, political and security challenges to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

16 May 2016, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Watch the full speech (Members Only) | Become a Member The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the most powerful economy in the Middle East and key ally of the United States and the United Kingdom, is undergoing a dramatic overhaul of its economic system....

How Not to Become a Spy: In Conversation with Justin Lifflander

13 May 2016, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Justin Lifflander inspected missiles at a production plant for the U.S. monitoring team as part of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) during the Cold War. He has since written a best-selling memoir that delves into his experiences and...

H.E. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the Fifth Wave of Political Violence

12 May 2016, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Afghan President gave a public address on drivers of political violence and the global, regional, Islamic and national responses required to contain and overcome the threat posed by terror and conflict in Asia and the Middle East. Establishing...

Placing Secret Intelligence Gathering Under the Rule of Law

11 May 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The UK Government has given a commitment to ensuring law enforcement and the security and intelligence agencies have the powers they need to keep us safe in the face of an evolving threat and an increasingly complicated communications environment....

Financial Institutions and Cybercrime: Threats, Challenges and Opportunities

05 May 2016, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

There is an assumption that criminals are always one step ahead of law enforcement. However, increased support from public and private sectors for the development of cyber-security know-how, technology, and improved information sharing through new...

The UK’s Place in the World and EU Membership

03 May 2016, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

As the referendum on British membership of the EU approaches, debates about the costs and benefits of this membership for Britain take centre stage. As in many other areas of the campaign, there is a danger that emotion will replace evidence-based...

Pakistan Army Operations 2016: Assessing the Impact of Zarb-e-Azb

28 April 2016, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

The security and economic outlook for Pakistan in 2016 is improving. The suppression of violence in its hinterlands, and the impact of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would indicate a much improved security and economic situtation in...