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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...

Nuclear Science and Its Applications: A UK PONI-BAE Systems Joint Seminar

22 March 2016, 17:00

2016 is likely to be a significant year for the UK nuclear community. Expected additional contract announcements for the Hinkley Point C power station project, further considerations for the Moorside site, and a parliamentary vote over the Successor...

UK PONI-Dalton Nuclear Institute Debate: What Lessons Should New Nuclear Nations Learn from Established Ones?

21 March 2016, 18:00

Over 20 nations are planning to proceed with nuclear power and a further 20 are considering doing so. These countries face significant challenges: investment costs are high and construction times are long; and the public express persistent concerns...

A New Dimension of UK-Japan Security Cooperation

18 March 2016, 9:45
RUSI Whitehall

Although the UK’s presence in East Asia diminished following its withdrawal to East of Suez in 1971, it did not disappear completely. A member of the Five Powers Defence Arrangements, with a naval logistics base in Singapore, a Ghurkha garrison...


'One Belt One Road' and Security in Xinjiang

17 March 2016, 15:30
RUSI Whitehall

In his presentation, Dr Michael Clarke will argue that Beijing faces a dilemma in balancing its plans for greater Eurasian economic interconnectivity with the risks that presents for the cross-border transmission of militant forces and ideologies...

Stalin’s Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess

17 March 2016, 12:45
RUSI Whitehall

An engaging and charming companion to many, an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Guy Burgess rose through academia, the BBC, the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, gaining access to thousands of highly sensitive secret documents which...

Transatlantic Compliance Challenges in the JCPOA

15 March 2016, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Two months after the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the consequent removal of nuclear-related sanctions, EU companies and banks remain confused and hesitant about dealing with Iranian entities. Despite the...

JIIA-RUSI-CSIS Joint Open Seminar on Maritime Security in the East and South China Seas

14 March 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Featuring overlapping territorial claims, disputes over maritime law, and suspicion caused by rising military expenditure and geopolitical tension, the disputes in the East and South China Seas are multilayered and complex.While overt tensions...

Post-Sanctions Iran: In Conversation with Mohammed Nahavandian, Chief of Staff to President Hassan Rouhani

10 March 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 11 January, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani pledged that 2016 would be a 'year of economic prosperity' for the country. Since the lifting of the sanctions regime just days after this announcement, there has been a great deal of optimism about...

A speech by Lynne Owens, Director General of the National Crime Agency

10 March 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Speech Thank you for the kind invitation to speak today. I want to spend the next 20 minutes talking to you about serious and organised crime; my priorities for the National Crime Agency, the nature of the threat and how we are responding....

Gender, Conflict and Peace: How Should Women Lead in Peacekeeping and Post-Conflict Operations?

08 March 2016, 17:45
RUSI Whitehall

Gender-based violence is commonplace during conflict. It is therefore vital that gender perspectives are fully integrated into the thinking and strategies of militaries and other major international actors. The roles and experiences of men and women...

Gender and Financial Inclusion: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships to Deliver Women’s Economic Empowerment

07 March 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

It is estimated that 1.3 billion women are excluded from the formal global financial system, lacking access to even the most basic financial services. In developing states, particularly, significant barriers to financial inclusion for women exist...

Chinese Private Security Corporations, another Blackwater?

07 March 2016, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The expansion of Chinese outbound investment, aimed in part to sustain China’s increased need for natural resources, has amplified the threat to China’s enterprises and Chinese workers based on foreign soil. Fragile states that acquire Chinese...

General David H Petraeus on Major Global Developments and Strategic Trends

04 March 2016, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this wide ranging discussion, General Petraeus reflected on the lessons of the post-Arab Spring Middle East, the fight against ISIS (including the situations in Iraq and Syria), the effort in Afghanistan, other challenges to international...

The Foreign Policy of the Holy See under Pope Francis

03 March 2016, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

Explaining the Pope’s focus for the year ahead, Archbishop Gallagher will cover the ways in which Pope Francis intends to work with the international community and proactively engage in diplomacy.Particular areas of interest will be Colombia where...

Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror

02 March 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Dr Kilcullen gave an unsparingly honest, self-critical analysis of the collapse of western counterterrorism strategy and the subsequent rise of Islamic State. As a soldier, counterterrorism official and Chief Strategist in the US...