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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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E.g., Jan 23 2021

RUSI Members Only

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture: Building the Next Generation Royal Air Force – Beyond the Integrated Review

25 January 2021, 13:00

The Integrated Review sets out to define the Government’s ambition for the UK’s role in the world and its long-term strategic aims for our national security and foreign policy. The UK needs Armed...

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Data Analytics: A Step-Change in the Fight Against Financial Crime?

25 January 2021, 16:00

This is the second one in a series of three webinars convened based on Financial Crime 2.0, a two-year programme on financial crime and new technology funded by EY, Refinitiv and (during its first...

RUSI Corporate Members

Whitehall Briefing: Brexit’s Implications for UK Defence Industrial Co-operation with Continental Europe

26 January 2021, 16:00

The UK and EU agreed a deal on their new relationship which came into force on 1 January 2021. A consistent feature of official UK positions after Brexit was a public expression of readiness for...

RUSI Corporate Members

Terrorism – Old Threats Returning, New Threats Emerging: What Are The Key Longer Term Trends Business Needs To Worry About?

27 January 2021, 14:00

The threat of Islamist terrorism has not gone away, with the pandemic offering space to regroup and radicalise. Meanwhile, Covid-19 and Government responses to it have created opportunities for...

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The Future of Democracy in Belarus: Europe's Next Challenge

28 January 2021, 14:00

More than five months have passed since the rigged presidential elections in Belarus, which are widely perceived to have robbed Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya of her rightful win as the country’s new...

RUSI Members Only

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: The Tank in World War One – Did Haig Help or Hinder its Development?

29 January 2021, 13:00

Major General J.F.C. Fuller, Chief of Staff of the Tank Corps from 1916 to mid-1918 and a key player in its successes, wrote in his memoirs: “though the Germans gave us a lot of trouble, Sir Douglas...

RUSI Members Only

The Future of UK Security, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Co-operation with the European Union

04 February 2021, 16:00

Post-Brexit, UK police and security agencies were keen to maintain access to SIS II, an EU database with real-time crime alerts, to the European Criminal Records Information System, and the Prüm...

RUSI Members Only

Launch of the Gender in Conflict and Security Webinar Series - Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women

08 February 2021, 16:00

The war crime few want to talk about: rape is used as a weapon to humiliate, oppress, seize territory, and carry out ethnic cleansing. Following an encounter with terrified Yazidi survivors in a...

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JC Lord Memorial Lecture: Mental Wellbeing – Everyone’s Challenge

11 February 2021, 16:00

Increasingly, businesses and organisations have been actively seeking such advice in understanding how to build a more resilient work force.This event will outline the lessons gleaned from the Armed...

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Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture: Building the Next Generation Royal Air Force – Beyond the Integrated Review

25 January 2021, 13:00

The Integrated Review sets out to define the Government’s ambition for the UK’s role in the world and its long-term strategic aims for our...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: The Tank in World War One – Did Haig Help or Hinder its Development?

29 January 2021, 13:00

Major General J.F.C. Fuller, Chief of Staff of the Tank Corps from 1916 to mid-1918 and a key player in its successes, wrote in his memoirs...

The Future of UK Security, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Co-operation with the European Union

04 February 2021, 16:00

Post-Brexit, UK police and security agencies were keen to maintain access to SIS II, an EU database with real-time crime alerts, to the...

Launch of the Gender in Conflict and Security Webinar Series - Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women

08 February 2021, 16:00

The war crime few want to talk about: rape is used as a weapon to humiliate, oppress, seize territory, and carry out ethnic cleansing....

Transatlantic Perspectives on Cyber Security: Challenges and Opportunities

16 February 2021, 16:00

Cyber security has become a priority issue globally, a fact further underscored by the Covid-19 pandemic. In this wide-ranging discussion,...

Combat Air Power 2021: Competing Visions for the Future

24 March 2021, 9:30

Evolving peer threats, new budgetary pressures and national industrial imperatives are fuelling fierce competition. This online conference will examine the key next-generation combat air approaches...

Israel’s Elections and Future Trajectory

21 January 2021, 14:00

As Israelis head to the polls for their fourth general elections in less than two years, the country is confronted with critical policy choices, such as how it will engage with the new Biden Administration in Washington, and how it leverages its...

Dead Doubles: The Extraordinary Worldwide Hunt for One of the Cold War’s Most Notorious Spy Rings

14 January 2021, 16:00

The Portland Spy Ring was one of the most infamous intelligence cases from the Cold War. People all over the world were shocked in 1961 when its exposure revealed in Britain the shadowy underbelly of KGB 'illegals' - spies operating under deep cover...

Paper Launch - The Future of the NATO Corps

12 January 2021, 15:00

The diminished expectation of large-scale warfighting in the wake of the Cold War, combined with the liberation from a rigid echelon system enabled by modern communications technology, has reduced the emphasis on the corps in Western militaries...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2020

17 December 2020, 13:00

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI and is a feature in the British defence and security calendar. 21 YEARS OF RUSI CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF LECTURES 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010...

Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber-Intelligence Agency

14 December 2020, 16:00

For a hundred years, GCHQ has been at the forefront of innovation in national security and British secret statecraft. Famed for its codebreaking achievements during the Second World War, and essential to the Allied victory, GCHQ also held a critical...

How Can We Realise The Anti-Financial Crime Potential of Technology?

14 December 2020, 16:00

This is the first one in a series of three webinars convened based on Financial Crime 2.0, a two-year programme on financial crime and new technology funded by EY, Refinitiv and (during its first year) Lloyds Banking Group. The following webinars in...

Ben Wallace on UK Defence Reform

11 December 2020, 10:00

The announcement in the House of Commons on 19 November by Prime Minister Boris Johnson of a multi-year funding settlement for the Ministry of Defence marks the first outcome from the Integrated Review of the UK’s foreign, defence, development and...

MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two

09 December 2020, 16:00

When Allied fighters were trapped behind enemy lines, one branch of military intelligence helped them escape: MI9. The organisation set up clandestine routes which traversed Nazi-occupied Europe, enabling soldiers and airmen to make their way home....

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Community Engagement in Fragile and Conflict Affected States: Knowledge Transfer and Lesson Learning between the Gendarmerie and the Military

09 December 2020, 15:00

This event was hosted by Keith Ditcham, Senior Research Fellow and Acting Director, RUSI and Colonel Giuseppe de Magistris, NSPCOE Director; it was chaired by Dr Georgina Sinclair, Associate Fellow, RUSI and Dr Imogen Parsons, Senior Research Fellow...

Twenty-Five Years after Bosnia: The Corps in Contemporary Security

09 December 2020, 14:00

The Allied Rapid Reaction Corps provided the framework headquarters for the international intervention in Bosnia under the command of then General Michael Walker. Twenty-five years later the ARRC has taken up its role as the first NATO War...

Have I got Nukes for You: The Online UK PONI Christmas Quiz and Networking Event

08 December 2020, 15:00

Given the success of our previous UK PONI Christmas quiz, we’re back for a fifth year! Get ready to pull on those Christmas jumpers and join other UK PONI members for an evening of friendly competition and quiz fun.We are also hosting an online...

Kleptopia: How Dirty Money is Conquering the World

08 December 2020, 14:30

RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies is delighted to welcome the return of Tom Burgis for a discussion of his latest book, ‘Kleptopia: How Dirty Money is Conquering the World’, hosted by Alexandra Wrage, founder and president of...

The Making of the Salafi-Jihadi Visual Presence – An Evidence-Based Approach

08 December 2020, 14:00

The fourth session will present reflections on adopting an evidence-based approach and explore new technological opportunities available by adopting an increasingly evidence-based approach and stronger data culture in the study of Salafi-Jihadi...

Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Outlook: Navigating a New Era of Great Power Competition

04 December 2020, 13:00

Pakistan has long been an important partner for the West, first during the Cold War and then in its campaign in Afghanistan. However, the relationship has often been an uncomfortable one in recent years, given Pakistan’s growing closeness to...

Debate: This House would abolish the Combined Joint Expeditionary Force

01 December 2020, 15:00

The Lancaster House treaties were signed in 2010: bilateral agreements between France and the UK to increase interoperability for defence and security cooperation. Upon signing, both governments agreed on the creation of a Combined Joint...

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