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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., Apr 29 2016

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...

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,...

AML/CTF, Organised Crime

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...

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-...

Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

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....

Intelligence

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 14th Annual Conference

25 May 2016, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Sustaining Momentum: What Next for UN Peace Operations?With the UK having announced that it will host the next UN summit on peacekeeping this year, the time is right to examine the content of peace-...

United Nations, Global Strategy and Commitments

UK PONI 2016 Annual Conference

02 June 2016, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The 2016 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...

Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

General Robert E. Lee: A Study in Leadership

13 June 2016, 12:45
RUSI Whitehall

Much has been written about the skilful way that the Confederate Army of Virginia was commanded during the American Civil War (1861-1865). Rather less on why and how it remained a cohesive force...

History

From business as usual to business unusual - The changing shape of information operations

14 June 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The global defence community is grappling with the changing nature of influence. A new verbal battle space and rhythm now exists, both online and offline. Within this context, ‘weaponised words’ are...

UK Defence

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The UK’s Place in the World and EU Membership

03 May 2016, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

As the referendum on British membership of the EU approaches, debates about the costs and benefits of this membership for Britain take...

Placing Secret Intelligence Gathering Under the Rule of Law

11 May 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The UK Government has given a commitment to ensuring law enforcement and the security and intelligence agencies have the powers they need...

The Black Door: Spies, Secret Intelligence and 10 Downing Street

23 May 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

During the early years of the twentieth century, British Prime Ministers were relative strangers to the world of espionage. They treated...

General Robert E. Lee: A Study in Leadership

13 June 2016, 12:45
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Much has been written about the skilful way that the Confederate Army of Virginia was commanded during the American Civil War (1861-1865)....

From business as usual to business unusual - The changing shape of information operations

14 June 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The global defence community is grappling with the changing nature of influence. A new verbal battle space and rhythm now exists, both...

UK PONI 2016 Annual Conference

02 June 2016, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The 2016 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...

Defence Acquisition Conference 2016: Achieving Critical Advantage for the UK Post SDSR

16 June 2016, 8:30
Shrivenham

In 2015 the conference attracted a wide-ranging audience from across the UK Ministry of Defence, senior military representatives, policy-makers, industry (including SMEs) and academia.This year, the...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2016

28 June 2016, 12:00

To watch selected presentations from the Land Warfare Conference 2015 please click the video below Past Conferences For information about past Land Warfare Conferences please follow the links below...

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...

The Future of the UN: Necessary Reforms and Unavoidable Challenges

21 April 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

With the term of the current UN Secretary-General coming to an end this year, his successor will take over an organisation facing multiple challenges and inherit an ambitious programme of reforms. The demands are many, including peacekeeping and...

The 70th Annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture: Leadership in an Uncertain World

21 April 2016, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

The themes and issues contained in this lecture will be discussed in further detail at this year's Land Warfare Conference on 28-29 June 2016. Read speech Speaker Bio General Robert 'Abe' Abrams assumed duties as the 22nd Commander of United States...

Terrorism Starts and Finishes in Our Neighbourhoods: Commander Mak Chishty on Security, Securitisation and Community Engagement

15 April 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Community engagement is a vital part of the Metropolitan Police's strategy to counter extremism. Particularly in the aftermath of the Lee Rigby murder, Muslim communities play an increasingly significant role in fostering better relations and...

EVENT POSTPONED- Book Launch: Don't Panic - ISIS, Terror and The Making of The New Middle East

14 April 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The entity known (in one of many variants) as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has come to feature regularly in the news, and in our imaginations. The dreadful, Grand Guignol spectacle of beheadings, abductions, cages, flames and...

Expectations for the NATO Warsaw Summit: A Presentation by the State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration

14 April 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

In addressing Georgia's stance on NATO and the EU, David Bakradze will discuss the role of strategic communications in the build up to the 2016 NATO Summit.  The upcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw carries particular significance for Georgia's Euro-...

Missile Defence Conference 2016

12 April 2016, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

This international conference is timely, allowing participants to look ahead to the NATO Warsaw Summit in July and to also discuss the implications of the UK Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 (SDSR). To watch presentations from the...

Israel since 2000: The Anatomy of a Securitised State

11 April 2016, 9:15
RUSI Whitehall

For the greater part of its existence, conventional threats and challenges long dominated our understanding of Israeli security concerns. Today however, the challenges facing Israel are largely non-state based and, in the case of the Boycott,...

The Army of Afghanistan: A Political History of a Fragile Institution

07 April 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his latest work, Dr Giustozzi locates the army's development within the wider context of statebuilding in Afghanistan based on extensive interviews with both Afghan army officers and their advisers and mentors.Dr Antonio Guistozzi is an Associate...

Reading the Small Print: The Future of Additive Manufacturing in Defence

06 April 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ was a topic that featured prominently at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year. In particular, additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D printing, was lauded as a major component of technological...

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