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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., Feb 22 2017

Terrorism and National Security

22 February 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Counter-terrorism as a field continues to present fundamental challenges not only to the rule of law and human rights, but also to systems of political accountability. In his lecture, David Anderson...

Terrorism

The View from Paris: Reflections on a Changing Strategic Environment

22 February 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Western world is facing unprecedented changes and challenges. Britain, a major economic and security power in Europe, is leaving the European Union; America’s newly elected President is a...

Brexit Briefings

RUSI International Sea Powers Conference: A European Net Assessment of the PLA(N)

23 February 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Currently, the predominant European understanding of China is seen purely through an economic lens.  As such, the Asia-Pacific security dynamic, and that inherent relationship to European security,...

Maritime Forces

The Untold Implications of Remote Warfare

28 February 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

This roundtable will focus on their conference on the military, commercial, legal and ethical implications of drones, remote weapons and other robots. This event will follow the Ditchley Foundation's...

Aerospace, Defence Policy, Technology

‘Our Most Dear Enemies’: UK-French relations since 1945

02 March 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Since the end of the Second World War France and the UK have enjoyed close relations and worked together many times, whether on the battlefield or in the world of espionage, across the globe,...

Whitehall Paper Launch - NATO and the North Atlantic: Revitalising Collective Defence

06 March 2017, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

RUSI’s latest Whitehall Paper, NATO and the North Atlantic: Revitalising Collective Defence, explores the renewed importance of the North Atlantic to NATO’s security through the lenses of the United...

US Defence Policy, NATO, Maritime Forces

Supporting a Stable and Durable Regional Security Environment in North Africa

09 March 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Bringing together a leading Moroccan think tank, the OCP Policy Center, and the Royal United Services Institute, this conference will address the impact of Brexit on the EU and the UK's relationship...

Disrupting Human Trafficking: A Role for Financial Institutions?

15 March 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies at RUSI would like to invite you to join a panel discussion to consider the role financial institutions can play in assisting with the...

Promoting Global Best Practice in International Counter Terrorism

20 March 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Joint International Counter-Terrorism Unit (JICTU) is responsible for the overall design of the UK’s international counter-terrorism strategies, working with cross-Whitehall and international...

Global Security Issues, Terrorism, UK Counter-terrorism

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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...

Exiting the European Union: Implications for the United Kingdom

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...

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...

RUSI International Sea Powers Conference: A European Net Assessment of the PLA(N)

23 February 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Currently, the predominant European understanding of China is seen purely through an economic lens.  As such, the Asia-Pacific security dynamic, and that inherent relationship to European security,...

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The UK Deterrent in an age of Trump and Putin

21 February 2017, 16:30

On 20 January 2017 Donald J Trump became the 45th President of the United States. Over the course of his first term, he will have the opportunity to carve out new policy approaches to major international nuclear issues, with implications for the UK...

Reflections on Policing the Metropolis and How Policing in the Future Can Change

14 February 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Sir Bernard will retire in February 2017 after serving five years as Britain’s most senior police officer.  Transcript of speech as delivered. The Commissioner's speech on Tuesday, 14 February at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and...

Understanding the Cyber Threat Landscape

09 February 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Russia, China and Iran have all been blamed for various hacking attacks against the USA and the west. However, these accusations tend to either be very generic (It was Russia!) or very specific (it was APT 28!). Whilst in the case of the attacks...

The Future of the India-Pakistan Relationship: Kashmir and Beyond

02 February 2017, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The relationship between India and Pakistan stands at its lowest ebb in almost a decade. Last year, a series of terrorist attacks, an upsurge of protests in Kashmir, and India's claim of a special forces raid into Pakistan all contributed to...

RUSI Briefing Paper Launch: Ready for Peace? The Afghan Taliban After a Decade of War

30 January 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Fifteen years on since operations began against the Taliban, the movement last year still made significant gains on the battlefield. Based on one-to-one interviews with key Taliban figures, the authors will outline the state of the current...

Ambrosia and Ulcers: Douglas Haig and the British Army’s Logistical Development during the Great War

27 January 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Great War was the world’s first ‘industrialised war’ or as JFC Fuller characterised it, ‘a war between two great supply systems - a war between the Midlands and the Ruhr’. If the national task was production, the task of the British...

Developments in China's External Policies under Xi Jinping

23 January 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

In actively pursuing China's national interests Xi Jinping has advocated establishing a 'New Model of Major Country Relations' with the United States and proposed the 'One Belt, One Road' initiative for linking the East Asian economies and the...

Second Workshop of the AHRC Network Grant Series on: Art, Crime and Criminals: Painting Fresh Pictures of Art Theft, Fraud and Plunder

16 January 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Practitioners will be invited from a various variety of backgrounds such as from the police, customs, museums, galleries, auction houses, dealerships, insurance companies, art authenticators, forensic scientists, private security companies etc....

Whitehall Paper Launch: Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa: Myths and Realities

12 January 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

ACCESS THIS PUBLICATION Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa: Myths and Realities is a new RUSI Whitehall Paper that scrutinises common narratives on poaching and wildlife trafficking as threats to security. A joint publication by...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2016

14 December 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues.  In his annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach gave his assessment of the challenges ahead...

Have I Got Nukes for You: The 2016 UK PONI Christmas Quiz

13 December 2016, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Put on your thinking caps and your best Christmas jumpers, and join fellow UK PONI members for a night of fun and friendly competition. Prizes will be awarded for the top teams and the best team name (think ‘Missiletoe’ and ‘Acid Reindeer’). Pizza,...

The Geostrategic Aspects of Jihadist Radicalisation in the Western Balkans

12 December 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

From the time of the Bosnian war when as many as 900 members of the Mujahideen travelled to the region to fight, the Balkans have been regarded by Al-Qaeda and now Daesh as a breeding ground for Jihadist ideology and recruitment. A recent study...

The Suez Crisis, 1956: A Throwback to the Past or a Pointer to the Future?

09 December 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In 1956, President Nasser of Egypt nationalised the Suez Canal Company. In response, Britain, together with France and Israel, attacked Egypt. The Suez War was the only major military engagement in the 20th century which was opposed by the official...

The Caliphate Beyond 2016: The View from Southeast Asia

09 December 2016, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

As the fight against Daesh continues to rage in the Middle East there is a growing focus in countries outside the region on Daesh’s broader global ambitions. The threat to the West from returning Jihadi fighters is well publicised but statements...

Understanding the Syrian Conflict

06 December 2016, 19:00
RUSI Whitehall

The evening will feature a short introduction to the Syrian conflict followed by a panel of experts from RUSI and Chatham House.Speaker Biographies:Michael Stephens is a Research Fellow for Middle East Studies and Head of RUSI Qatar. His recent...

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