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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...

Whitehall Dialogue: Counter-Terrorism: Its Impact on the Craft of Intelligence

29 September 2006, 11:45

Presentation by Sir Richard Dearlove, Master, Pembroke College, Cambridge and former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service. Sir Richard will talk about the changing nature of Intelligence and Security work in the aftermath of 9/11.  In mature...

The RUSI Transatlantic Forum: Public Opinion, Interest Groups, and Foreign Policy: The 2006 American Congressional Elections

22 September 2006, 14:30

Professor McCormick will examine the relationship between the US electorate, interests group and US foreign policy. He will first look at the role of domestic factors in shaping US foreign policy and the role of foreign policy issues (as opposed to...

150th Anniversary of the end of Crimean War (1853-1856)

22 September 2006, 11:15

1215-1300: Lunch (optional) 1300-1445: LecturesRUSI is hosting a free Members’ Event to mark the 150th Anniversary of the end of Crimean War (1853-1856).  The Crimean War is credited as being the first modern war, employing trenches, blind artillery...

RUSI Malvern C4ISTAR Conference 2006

19 September 2006, 16:00

Speakers included: Air Vice Marshal Stu Butler RAF, Capability Manager (<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Information Superiority), Ministry of Defence Brigadier Simon Shadbolt, Director...

The RUSI Transatlantic Forum: Stabilization and Counterinsurgency in Iraq

19 September 2006, 14:30

A Roundtable discussion with Dr. Nora Bensahel Senior Political Scientist RANDIt became readily clear in the months following the US led invasion of Iraq, that although the United States and it’s allies could wage a traditional military campaign...

Rwandan President delivers RUSI's First Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture

18 September 2006, 13:30

'The New Africa: Prospects For Sustainable Peace and Security 'Click here for the speechIn 2006 RUSI initiated a series of Africa-related activities in partnership with the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation, with the generous support of the...

Military History Circle: Aspects of the Algerian War, 1954-1962

15 September 2006, 11:15

Lunch     1215Lecture  1245Dr Stephen J Weiss, a former Research Associate at the Centre for Defence Studies, is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of War Studies. He holds two MA degrees, the first in Clinical Psychology from...

Managing Defence Diplomacy: Comparative Perspectives

13 September 2006, 7:30

Programme           Download Brochure Defence Diplomacy emerged during the late 1990s as an increasingly important tool for enhancing regional security, building confidence amongst allies and advancing broader national and multilateral...

NATO, the Mediterranean and the Broader Middle East: The Future

11 September 2006, 8:00

NATO has shown every intention of adapting to the new strategic environment of the twenty-first century, as it continues to secure a future for NATO in the post Cold War world. Today’s key threats - terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass...

150th Anniversary of the end of Crimean War (1853-1856)

01 August 2006, 10:00

RUSI is hosting a free Members’ Event to mark the 150th Anniversary of the end of Crimean War (1853-1856).1215-1300 Lunch (optional, £10) 1300-1440 LecturesThe Crimean War is credited as being the first modern war, employing trenches, blind...

NATO Transformation: Towards the Riga Summit and Beyond

20 July 2006, 8:00

This conference was organised ahead of the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Alliance’s Riga Summit. It was addressed by NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and the former Spanish...

Rules of Engagement: Controlling the Use of Force

18 July 2006, 8:00

Armed Forces deployed on operations may look upon their 'Rules of Engagement' (ROE) as either helpful guidelines or serious constraints in how they go about achieving their mission.  However, well planned and thoroughly prepared ROEs are essential...

Military History Circle: Manstein: Hitler’s Greatest General- The Triumph of Operational Virtuosity over Strategic Sense

10 July 2006, 11:15

Brigadier (P) R A M S Melvin is Director Operational Capability, UK Ministry of Defence. He was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1975. He has seen a variety of regimental service and staff (general and joint) employment in the <?xml:...

DARFUR: Towards a settlement

06 July 2006, 8:00

The signature of a peace agreement in May 2006 between the Sudanese government and one rebel group may pave the way for a settlement of the conflict in Darfur. This conference assessed the issue of current and future post-conflict stabilisation and...

Military History Circle: Monte Cassino and the Italian Campaign from the German Perspective

04 July 2006, 11:15

Ian Passingham joined the army as a private soldier and was later commissioned in the Royal Hampshire Regiment. Since 1995 he has been a writer and defence analyst. He is the author of Pillars of Fire: The Battle of Messines Ridge, June 1917 (2000)...