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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.

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Sir Paul Lever on 'Berlin Rules: Europe and the German Way'

13 June 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In the second half of the twentieth century, Germany became the dominant political and economic power in Europe - and the arbiter of all...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Robotics and the Future of Warfare

05 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The visions of futurists do not always match the experiences of military personnel, but the battlefields of the future have the potential...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Defence Innovation and the UK: Responding to the Risks Identified by the US Third Offset Strategy

10 July 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The US Third Offset Strategy identified that Russia, China and other emerging powers had closed significantly the defence technology gap...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Professor David Ormerod QC on the Protection of Official Data

12 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In February 2017 the Law Commission published a consultation paper entitled ‘The Protection of Official Data’, which suggests ways to...

RUSI Annual General Meeting

20 July 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

UK PONI Annual Conference 2017

01 June 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

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...

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...

Whitehall Dialogue: Russia and Refugees – Challenges for German Foreign Policy

27 April 2016, 15:45
RUSI Whitehall

This event will consider the economic impact of the refugee crisis and the role that Germany plays in European security. After 1990 Germany was, in the famous words of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, ‘surrounded only by friends for the first time in...

The Principles of the UN: Solidarity in a Multipolar Age

26 April 2016, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

The unprecedentedly open process of selecting the next UN Secretary General has raised tensions between the major powers and the smaller nations at the UN, being as the candidate has traditionally been selected in private by the permanent members...

Understanding Global Challenges and the Spectrum of Conflict: The View from Canada

25 April 2016, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

The election of the Trudeau government is providing fresh impetus for the Canadian Department of National Defence to review its approach to the security challenges of today. In September, the government will produce its Defence Policy Review, the...

The UK’s In-Out Referendum: Implications for EU Foreign and Defence Policy

25 April 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The EU’s attempts at conflict resolution have left much to be desired. In the Ukraine, the Baltic States, Turkey and much of the Middle East, there is a lack of coherent policy. Lord Owen’s recently published booklet argues that the renegotiations...

Whitehall Dialogue - Policing the City of London

21 April 2016, 15:45
RUSI Whitehall

The City of London Police is unique among forces. While policing the ‘Square Mile’ makes the force the smallest territorially, this is the UK capital’s global financial and business trading centre. More than 300,000 people from 189 different...

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