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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.

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RUSI Conference: Air Forces as Weapons Systems

21 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

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...

RUSI Members Only

Hybrid Threats in Europe: Lessons and Responses

22 February 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Europe is not alone in this respect, with hybrid tactics increasingly being employed in the Asia-Pacific region. The reality of non-warfare strategic competition being waged in Europe and Asia...

Global Security Issues

RUSI Members Only

This event is sold out

The UK Defence Industrial Strategy – An Analysis

22 February 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Just before Christmas in 2017 the Ministry of Defence announced the UK’s defence industrial policy in support of the National Security Strategy. Professor John Louth and Professor Trevor Taylor...

Invite Only

UK PONI Table Top Exercise

27 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) is often referred to as the cornerstone of the non-proliferation regime. It is underpinned by three pillars; non-proliferation, the peaceful uses of nuclear...

RUSI Members Only

This event is sold out

Sir John Scarlett and Gill Bennett on How Russia Sees the World

28 February 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 1991, from post-Cold War economic adjustments to what in the...

RUSI Members Only

Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

05 March 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Stephen will discuss the challenges of managing the Ministry of Defence, in particular making Defence more innovative and protecting the UK in uncertain times.Speaker BiographyStephen...

RUSI Members Only

Professor Matthew Jones on The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent

15 March 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Drawing on material from the first two volumes of The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent, Professor Jones will trace the story of why and how successive British governments...

Trident

UK PONI Members Only

UK PONI: Exploring the Impacts of Brexit on the UK Nuclear Industry

28 March 2018, 17:30

At a time when the UK is embarking on new nuclear power stations and working to detangle itself from the EU, many have argued that withdrawing from Euratom is not necessary or advantageous for the UK...

Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

RUSI Members Only

Professor Hugo de Burgh and Professor Daya Thussu on the Globalisation of Chinese Media

10 April 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Chinese media are going global to a purpose, which is intimately connected with their history and the culture from which they emerge. President Xi Jinping is insisting on them performing roles...

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Hybrid Threats in Europe: Lessons and Responses

22 February 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Europe is not alone in this respect, with hybrid tactics increasingly being employed in the Asia-Pacific region. The reality of non-warfare...

The UK Defence Industrial Strategy – An Analysis

22 February 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Just before Christmas in 2017 the Ministry of Defence announced the UK’s defence industrial policy in support of the National Security...

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...

UK Trident Submarine.

Professor Matthew Jones on The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent

15 March 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Drawing on material from the first two volumes of The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent, Professor Jones will trace...

 A US Air Force ‪‎B-52‬ Stratofortress leads aircraft formation of two Polish

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...

Missile Defence Conference 2018

30 May 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The 18th annual Conference in this series is very timely. It will address the North Korean nuclear threat and how it will have evolved and East Asian missile defence issues more widely.  It will...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2018

19 June 2018, 9:00

This year's conference will be held on 19-20 June at Church House in Westminster.Further details of the RUSI Land Warfare Conferences are available at RUSI.org/LandwarfareFor sponsorship...

Through Times of Trouble - Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine Explained from Within

12 February 2018, 17:00

The book focuses on the participants' own voices and personalities, drawing extensively on first-hand research and interviews. It follows the stages of assembling different conflict ingredients together, and the rebellion's zigzagging fortunes after...

UK PONI: How to tackle Cyber Security Challenges in the Nuclear Industry

07 February 2018, 17:30

The UK's National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) 2016 - 2021 highlighted the potential risks that advanced state cyber programmes could pose to the UK's critical national infrastructure, and the decreasing rarity of the use of offensive cyber tools...

Days of the Fall: A Reporter's Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars

07 February 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Over the past five years, Dr Jonathan Spyer has spent time in Aleppo, Baghdad, Damascus, Mosul, Idlib, Hasaka and other frontline areas. He witnessed some of the most dramatic events of the conflict – the rescue of the trapped Yezidis from the...

Urban Warfare: Past, Present, Future

02 February 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

For Conference Presentations, please click here. The exceptional speaker panel, mixing historians, analysts and practitioners will demonstrate those continuities in the challenges posed by such battles, and how both global trends and the changing...

Warfare in the Information Age

31 January 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Following on from the 2017 Warfare in the Information Age (WITIA) Conference, the objective of this event is to assess the extent to which the ideas and concepts underpinning WITIA are being reflected in developments in both UK and other nation's...

A Discussion with David Green CB QC

30 January 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

After six years at the helm of the SFO, David Green will be stepping down in 2018. His time as Director has seen the repositioning of the SFO as an effective and credible investigator and prosecutor of top level fraud and commercial bribery....

The Dawn of Eurasia

29 January 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

While China and Russia have been quicker to recognize the increasing strategic significance of Eurasia, even Europeans are realizing that their political project is intimately linked to the rest of the supercontinent - and as Maçães argues, they...

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

Lieutenant General Sir Herbert Lawrence, Chief of Staff of the British Army in 1918, remains one of the forgotten figures of the First World War. In his lecture, Paul Harris will argue that Lawrence made a major contribution to Allied victory. He...

China’s Eurasian Pivot

25 January 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

To launch RUSI’s recent Whitehall Paper China’s Eurasian Pivot, The Rt Hon Mark Field MP, Minister for Asia at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will give an introductory speech and subsequently join a conversation with Raffaello Pantucci and...

Niteworks White Paper - Defence Innovation

Designing an Innovation System for UK Defence

23 January 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

This event will enable discussion between the Ministry of Defence and industry on innovation across the UK Defence Enterprise. The catalyst and context for the White Paper is the widespread view within Defence that innovation is essential to...

Dynamic Security Threats and the British Army

22 January 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Speech As delivered, Monday 22 January 2018  Malcolm, thank you for those kind words of introduction and good evening everybody, it’s good to be with you and it’s particularly good to see so many friendly faces in the audience. In Parliament...

Richard Nephew on the 'Art of Sanctions: A View from the Field'

17 January 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

While sanctions have become a preferred tool used by Western policymakers to respond to international security threats, their effectiveness is often challenged. To achieve foreign policy aims, sanctions must consider the role of business and...

Mohammad al-Attiyyah - Qatar Foreign Minister

A Conversation with Qatar Defence Minister HE Dr Khalid Bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah

17 January 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

With the recent sale of 24 Typhoon jets to Qatar and the establishment of a new squadron for joint UK-Qatar air force training, Dr Al-Attiyah offered his thoughts on defence engagements between the two countries. The conversation was chaired by Lt...

A World in Turmoil: What to Worry About in 2018

16 January 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The author of the recent book Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace, Dr. Stares will analyse the top sources of instability, including a military conflict involving North Korea, growing tensions with Iran...

A group of Rohingya protesters at the G20 in Brisbane

Atrocity Prevention and UK Policy

15 December 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The recent parliamentary debate on the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya population highlighted the political will within all parties for the UK to play a role in bringing an end to the violence, but also drew attention to the absence of a national...

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