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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.

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E.g., Jun 25 2017

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: The Nigerian Army's Operation against Boko Haram

26 June 2017, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Despite concerted efforts by the Nigerian Army to retake Boko Haram strongholds in the north-east of Nigeria, the militant group still poses a major threat to the security of Nigeria and its people....

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2017: Under 35s Forum with Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Nicholas Carter

28 June 2017, 8:00

This unique event will offer forum members the opportunity to participate in a private, informal and off-the-record discussion with General Sir Nicholas Carter, on the future of the British Army at a...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Populism in Europe and the United States

28 June 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

A small group of interdisciplinary experts will convene to consider the following questions:What is meant by the term 'populism', and does it adequately explain the political and social tensions so...

BY INVITATION ONLY: NATO ACT Resilience Conference back-brief: The ‘So What?’ for UK Resilience?

04 July 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 2-4 May, RUSI attended the NATO ACT Conference Interdependency in Resilience in Norfolk Virginia – home of NATO ACT and a Rockefeller 100 Resilient City. Our partner, Oakas Ltd were the main...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Robotics and the Future of Warfare

05 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The visions of futurists do not always match the experiences of military personnel, but the battlefields of the future have the potential to bear little resemblance to the war zones of today. In his...

Technology

OPEN TO ALL: Al Qaeda, Iran and the future of terrorism in the Middle East

07 July 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Whilst various states in the Middle East accuse each other of terrorism few would imagine a partnership between Iran and Al Qaeda.As ISIS retreats Al Qaeda is ready to take the lead role again and...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Countering Terrorism & Violent Extremism, Building Peace: risks, contradictions & how to manage them

10 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The political pressure to respond effectively to conflict and terrorist attacks, at home and abroad, is intensifying. This roundtable aims to provide a non-partisan space for continuing the...

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

The US Third Offset Strategy identified that Russia, China and other emerging powers had closed significantly the defence technology gap and were approaching technological parity with the West across...

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RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: The Nigerian Army's Operation against Boko Haram

26 June 2017, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Despite concerted efforts by the Nigerian Army to retake Boko Haram strongholds in the north-east of Nigeria, the militant group still...

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

OPEN TO ALL: Technology and Future Combat Conference

02 August 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Human free warfare, and human-machine combat teaming, has been the subject of a good deal of discussion over the past ten years making the transition from science fiction to fielded capability.  To...

Assuring Access to Space Conference 2017

13 September 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Military forces are increasingly recognising the need to operate in five domains - air, land, sea, space and cyber. While the UK has applied a concerted effort to understand, defend and operate in...

Resilience Conference 2017

20 September 2017, 9:00

Ensuring the resilience of the UK is an increasingly complex imperative as threats diversify and interact with each other. Organised together with Loughborough University, this conference will...

OPEN TO ALL: Boko Haram: ‘technically defeated’, or ongoing threat?

23 June 2017, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The violent Islamist movement is said to have as its aim the creation of a Caliphate in Northern Nigeria, and despite a large-scale military offensive launched against it, the violence continues. The roots of this violence are complex. Many of its...

OPEN TO ALL: Caroline Haughey on Modern Slavery and Security

21 June 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Modern Slavery Act, enacted in March 2015, was an important milestone in the fight against slavery and for social justice. The legislation significantly enhances support and protection for victims, gives law enforcement the tools they need to...

CANCELLED: Diplomats in Blue: Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin on International Policing in the Twenty-first Century

20 June 2017, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

As our domestic security threats are increasingly global in nature, twenty-first century police officers must be equipped not just for law enforcement but for international diplomacy. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin explains the...

OPEN TO ALL: James Kirchick on The End of Europe

15 June 2017, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

Once the world’s bastion of liberal, democratic values, Europe now has to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. The old pathologies of anti-Semitism, populist nationalism, and territorial aggression are threatening to tear the European...

OPEN TO ALL: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey

15 June 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

In a world of rising tensions between Russia and the United States, the Middle East and Europe, Sunnis and Shiites, Islamism and liberalism, Turkey is at the epicentre. And at the heart of Turkey is its populist president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan....

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BY INVITATION ONLY: Understanding Failings in Space Situational Awareness and Seeking a Way Forwards Roundtable

14 June 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Over the next 5 years, hundreds if not thousands of small satellites will be placed into orbit, increasing the population of active satellites by a factor of ten.  New on-orbit services will also increase the number of manoeuvring space objects,...

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

13 June 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

In the second half of the twentieth century, Germany became the dominant political and economic power in Europe - and the arbiter of all important EU decisions. Yet Germany's leadership of the EU is geared principally to the defence of German...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Discussion on Corruption and Beneficial Ownership with Professor Jason Sharman

09 June 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Professor Sharman will reference the role of transparency and beneficial ownership, noting the UK's work in this field through the PSC register, proposals for a foreign company register and agreements with our Overseas Territories and Crown...

POSTPONED: RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

09 June 2017, 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 Lovegrove CB became Permanent Secretary at the UK...

Metropolitan Police

Pre-election Home Affairs Debate

02 June 2017, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Security is one of government's primary responsibilities - but how best to provide it is often controversial. Terrorist attacks and threats are rarely off the front pages, while cyber-crime and cyber-espionage are increasing concerns. Organised...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Roundtable on the Iran Nuclear Deal with Baroness Catherine Ashton and Richard Nephew

01 June 2017, 16:00

They will speak about why the deal matters, and the opportunities and challenges moving forward from a European and an American perspective. The discussion will be moderated by Dr Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi and will be off-the-record.Speakers...

UK PONI Annual Conference 2017

01 June 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

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 topics, including the future of US nuclear weapons...

POSTPONED: RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: 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 Campaign and its significance in the planning of future combined operations.Speaker BiographyAdmiral Sir Philip...

OPEN TO ALL: Iraq after the Liberation of Mosul: Turning a Fragile Unity into Stable Government

31 May 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The research includes a 2,000 person national survey with oversamples in Mosul, Anbar, and Salahaddin, and 12 focus groups including internally displaced persons (IDPs) and citizens who lived under the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Leslie...

U-35 MEMBERS ONLY: In-conversation with Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles KCMG LVO

30 May 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Sir Sherard will be sharing his experiences during his time at the Foreign Office and his insights of working in the Middle East during this 'in-conversation' event.Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles KCMG LVO served as the UK's Ambassador to Israel (2001-2003...

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