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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., Feb 23 2019

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing - US Alliances in Asia: Underway and Under Pressure

25 February 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

With the mounting anxiety about Chinese coercion and North Korean nuclear weapons, the US is modernising and networking its key bilateral alliances in the Indo-Pacific. Public support for alliance...

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Borders and the Rules-Based International System: A Historical and Legal Basis

25 February 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

It is a moment of great flux in the international environment. Established rules and structures are increasingly under threat and challenge from all sides. Borders are challenged by non-state...

UK PONI Members Only

UK PONI Event: Ways forward for the NPT? A discussion with H.E. Ambassador Rafael Mariano Grossi

27 February 2019, 14:00

Please note that this event will take place at King’s College London in room K0.18The non-proliferation regime faces a number of growing challenges. A lack of progress on disarmament, US withdrawal...

RUSI Members Only

Robert Hannigan on the Creation of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre

28 February 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

In 2016, Robert established the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The NCSC acts as a bridge between industry and government, providing a unified source of advice, guidance and support on cyber...

RUSI Members Only

NATO’s Efforts in Projecting Stability: The Role of Allied Joint Force Command Naples

05 March 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The NATO Allied Joint Force Command in Naples is focused on providing advice and assistance to missions in identifying the root causes of instability and strengthening partnerships as a component of...

Invite Only

Resilience training: how to involve the population in resilience and national security?

06 March 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

In recent years, many people’s only exposure to the armed forces and national security is on national occasions of remembrance and support for forces charities. Threats to national security and the...

UK PONI Members Only

UK PONI Table Top Exercise

08 March 2019, 9:00

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...

UK PONI Members Only

UK PONI Table Top Exercise

08 March 2019, 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...

Invite Only

The Role of Academic–Law Enforcement Partnerships in Tackling Organised Crime

11 March 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Discussions will focus on those initiatives that unite academics and practitioners, looking to understand the modalities, rationales and impacts of these collaborations – what works, what doesn’t,...

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Robert Hannigan on the Creation of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre

28 February 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In 2016, Robert established the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The NCSC acts as a bridge between industry and government, providing...

NATO’s Efforts in Projecting Stability: The Role of Allied Joint Force Command Naples

05 March 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The NATO Allied Joint Force Command in Naples is focused on providing advice and assistance to missions in identifying the root causes of...

Learning to Fight Daesh

11 March 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In June 2014, Iraq lost 40% of its territory to the Islamic State. Over the past four years, the Iraqi army has regrouped and fought a...

Fighting Fraud and Corruption in a Shrinking World

03 April 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this lecture, Lisa will explore the challenges posed by globalisation, the increasing sophistication of communications technology and...

Reflections on D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

30 May 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Normandy Landings that took place on 6 June 1944 involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking...

Combat Air Survivability Conference

20 March 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The survivability equation is not simply a question of picking stealth or advanced kinematics, jamming or stand-off weapons, massed or exquisite platforms, but instead a mix of different elements to...

International Day of the Peacekeepers 17th Annual Conference: The Thin Blue Line

23 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Now in its 17th year, the conference will focus on challenges and opportunities that face contemporary UN peacekeeping as the Secretary General’s Action For Peacekeeping agenda is endorsed by a...

Modern Deterrence Conference 2019

29 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

To deter modern warfare techniques and other emerging threats, Western countries need comprehensive defence strategies and plans. Given that hybrid warfare (also known as threshold or grey zone...

China–UK Relations: Where to Draw the Border Between Influence and Interference?

20 February 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

China’s rise has been accompanied by increasing attempts by the CCP to control the narrative on China in other countries.  The Party pours considerable resources into influence and interference activities.  The former are part of ‘public diplomacy...

RUSI Paper Launch: A Wicked Problem - Driving Change in the UK's AML Regime Following the 2018 FATF Evaluation

20 February 2019, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

In December 2018 the Financial Action Taskforce (FATF), the global anti-money laundering (AML) standard-setter, gave the UK's AML regime the highest aggregate scores received by any country to date, albeit with notable concerns raised in relation to...

Russian Political War: Moving Beyond The Hybrid

20 February 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Russia seems determined to challenge and antagonise the West, through a campaign fought as much with dank memes and dark money as espionage and traditional statecraft. This is generally characterised as ‘hybrid war,’ but this is a misunderstanding...

Breakfast Briefing: Business Security is National Security

20 February 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

We frequently hear about attacks on major companies: cyber-attacks against banks, attempted sabotage of grids and power plants, to mention but a few. Companies make valiant efforts to defend themselves against such attacks, and doing so is of course...

Senator Chris Coons on 'Striking the Right Balance: America’s Commitment to Syria and Afghanistan'

18 February 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this discussion, Senator Coons will offer his views on the value of continued US troop commitments in Syria and Afghanistan, and what US strategy towards both means for America and its Western allies. Speaker Biography Senator Chris Coons has...

Missile Defence Conference 2019: Beyond Ballistic Missiles? Missile Defence in an Era of Great Power Competition

13 February 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The purpose of the conference will be to explore the ways in which missile defence programmes will have to adapt in an era where rogue states are not the bete noire of the international order. In particular, the conference will focus on IAMD, the...

Breakfast Briefing - Hezbollah and Terrorist Financing.

13 February 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Dr Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of The Washington Institute Jeanette and Eli Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. From 2005 to early 2007, he served as deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and...

Breakthrough on the Salonika Front: The Contribution of the Serbian and British Armies

12 February 2019, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

Following the declaration of war on 28 July 1914, ferocious fighting began between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Serbia. Belgrade itself was taken in November before being recaptured in December 1914 as the Central Powers attempted to quickly ...

UK PONI Workshop: Introduction to Nuclear Weapons Policy

11 February 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

UK PONI will hold a one-day workshop comprising a series of seminars from RUSI staff on nuclear policy basics, covering deterrence, disarmament, proliferation and nuclear programmes worldwide. This workshop is aimed at early career professionals...

Gavin Williamson on Transforming UK Defence to Meet the Global Threats of Tomorrow

11 February 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Over the course of the past century, UK defence has shaped our nation and the world for the better. As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, its role will become even more pivotal to our nation’s security and prosperity. What threats are we...

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The Indo-Pacific Initiative: Opportunities for European and UK Engagement

08 February 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Initiative views the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean as a single maritime theatre, and seeks to promote stability and prosperity in the region through enhancing connectivity between Africa and Asia. The...

Send for Levene: A Discussion with Lord Levene

07 February 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

A wide-ranging discussion with Lord Levene of Portsoken KBE, former UK Chief of Defence Procurement, as he launches his autobiography, Send for Levene. In this discussion, Lord Levene will recount his early career and how he grew a small company...

Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

07 February 2019, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Millions of people work, live, and travel in high-risk countries; yet very few are kidnapped and, of those that are, almost all come home safely - how can this be? This new book – unique in its field – looks at the ransom business from all angles....

UK PONI Roundtable: NATO nuclear policy

06 February 2019, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

Recent challenges to strategic stability in the Euro-Atlantic region, such as Russia’s development of new nuclear capacities, its violation of the INF treaty and the consequent likelihood of US withdrawal, highlight the continuing impact of nuclear...

Executive briefing by Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space

05 February 2019, 8:45
RUSI Whitehall

Please note: this event is strictly invitation-only.Dirk Hoke is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Defence and Space. He is also a member of the Airbus Executive Committee and the Defence and Space Executive Committee.Hoke joined Airbus...

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