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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...

Future Maritime Operations Conference 2006

22 November 2006, 0:00

The UK Government sees the Royal Navy as a force for good in the world and a key asset in the UK’s ability to conduct defence diplomacy. Expeditionary operations require capabilities for delivering presence, access for both maritime and other forces...

Whitehall Dialogue / Energy Security Forum: Energy Security – A Global Perspective

21 November 2006, 12:45

Presentation by Peter Mather, Head of Country (<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />UK) and Vice President Europe, BP. Peter Mather will talk about the causes of the present insecurity concerning...

NATO: What Now?

21 November 2006, 11:15

Click here for the speech In the run-up to NATO’s Riga Summit, Dr Liam Fox delivered this landmark speech on Conservative Party policy towards the Alliance. He addressed the fundamental question of the type of security arrangements required...

Military History Circle: Desmond Morton - The Myth Behind the Man

17 November 2006, 12:45

Lunch    12:15 (optional, £6)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />Lecture  12:45 Desmond Morton, SIS officer, Director of the Industrial Intelligence Centre and Churchill's wartime Intelligence adviser,...

Securing the UK's Critical National Infrastructure

15 November 2006, 8:15

The Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) within the UK comprises of essential services and systems that provide the underpinning to society. The protection of these assets, services and systems, which may be physical and/or cyber based, is crucial...

Transnational Terrorism: Defeating the Threat

09 November 2006, 10:15

This event included keynote addresses by the Rt. Hon. Margaret Beckett MP, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and H E Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Al-Thani, Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar.In the five years since 9/11 the world has seen the...

RUSI-British Association of Private Security Companies First Annual Conference

30 October 2006, 9:00

The inaugral RUSI/BAPSC conference was held on 30 -31 October 2006 in Partnership with British Association of Private Security Companies.The The conference aim was to introduce many of the themes and issues that the private security industry will...

Whitehall Dialogue / European Forum: The Nordic Battlegroup 2008

27 October 2006, 11:45

Presentation by Brigadier General Karl Engelbrektson, Battlegroup Co-ordinator, Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters. This meeting will incorporate discussion on:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> The...

Simulation and Training for Emergency & Disaster Response

25 October 2006, 7:30

The threat of international terrorism to our society requires complete and unified emergency and disaster responses; involving both public services and private companies. To improve our preparedness, training exercises are fundamental to developing...

Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature

17 October 2006, 11:15

The winner of the 2006 Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature is Professor Roger Knight for his book The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horatio Nelson, published by Penguin Books Ltd. Roger Knight's purpose in this...

The Suez Crisis 50 Years On

13 October 2006, 8:00

The Programme The policy reverberations of the events of 1956 had a lasting effect on British defence and foreign policy, Arab Nationalism and the geopolitics of the Middle East. The rifts and ruptures of the Suez Crisis are comparable to the US led...

Defence Project Management Conference 2006 - Project Leadership in a Complex World

10 October 2006, 8:00

If the implementation of the 2005 Defence Industrial Strategy is to be successful the UK Government and Ministry of Defence requires efficient Project organisations that demonstrate effective leadership and team working to deliver projects on time,...

UK Resilience - Joining up the Sectors

05 October 2006, 8:00

The Civil Contingencies Act (CCA), passed in 2004, transformed the UK emergency planning landscape, establishing both clarity and direction. Key players are now operating from common definitions and there is increased awareness of individual roles...

RUSI Transatlantic Forum: Networks and Coalitions: Canada and Australian naval operations in the Persian Gulf.

04 October 2006, 14:30

A Transatlantic Forum with Dr. Paul T. Mitchell, Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore Network Centric Warfare (NCW) presents significant challenges to coalition operations; challenges that extend beyond the familiar ones of...

The Role of Reserve Forces in an Age of Military Transformation

02 October 2006, 8:00

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />Role of Reserved Forces: Programme & Flyer  Militaries around the world are in the process of restructuring their armed forces for future warfare.  The long peace...

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