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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 30 2016

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

UK Defence Policy and the EU: The Choice Facing the Electorate

06 June 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

As the EU referendum campaign reaches a crescendo, one of the key questions facing the public remains the defence implications of either remaining, or leaving the EU. On both sides of the debate,...

China and the United States in 21st Century Asia

06 June 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Dr. Watson will discuss President Barack Obama’s declared “Rebalance to Asia”, and analyze the instruments of statecraft that the United States is using to increase its influence in that region. Dr....

The challenges facing the United Nations: A speech by Vesna Pusić

07 June 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

The next Secretary-General of the United Nations will have a challenging agenda from day one. Civil wars in Syria, South Sudan, Yemen and elsewhere defy the best peace-making efforts of the...

In Conversation with former US Defense Secretary and CIA Director Robert Gates

07 June 2016, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Organised in partnership with the British-American Project, the US-UK Fulbright Commission and RUSI One of the most respected leaders in recent US history, Dr Gates served as a trusted adviser to...

The Media and the European Union Debate: Bystanders or Ringleaders?

08 June 2016, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

It has become a widely-shared trope that the media is broadly Eurosceptic and that they have helped to shape public opinion on the EU in a marked way. However, whilst it is quite clear that the...

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

Eutopia - Romantic and Right

15 June 2016, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

We are being asked to choose the lesser of two evils: Remain: a little cog in the European machine. No control! No control at all! Not our borders! Not our laws! Who wants that? Leave: a little...

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UK Defence Policy and the EU: The Choice Facing the Electorate

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

As the EU referendum campaign reaches a crescendo, one of the key questions facing the public remains the defence implications of either...

In Conversation with former US Defense Secretary and CIA Director Robert Gates

07 June 2016, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Organised in partnership with the British-American Project, the US-UK Fulbright Commission and RUSI One of the most respected leaders in...

The Media and the European Union Debate: Bystanders or Ringleaders?

08 June 2016, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

It has become a widely-shared trope that the media is broadly Eurosceptic and that they have helped to shape public opinion on the EU in a...

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.To see the...

The Future of Policing in the Digital Age

21 June 2016, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

As the lives of those they protect are increasingly conducted in the digital domain, law enforcement agencies across the UK are entering a new age of policing. However, the digital domain presents as...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2016

28 June 2016, 9:00

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...

Stabilisation Challenges in Syria: In Conversation with Mark Ward, Director of the Syria Transition Assistance and Response Team (START)

27 May 2016, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

To register for this event, click the 'register now' button.Mark S Ward is the Director of the Syria Transition Assistance and Response Team (START), which is based out of U.S. Embassy Ankara and is responsible for coordinating all U.S. assistance...

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-operations reform, its political and bureaucratic...

The Strategic Impact of Civilian Harm in Afghanistan

24 May 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

About the Report:The Open Society Foundations and Christopher D. Kolenda, a former ISAF battalion commander and Pentagon senior advisor, have written a 'lessons-learned' report about civilian harm in Afghanistan to help the United States and NATO...

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. With the arrival of Churchill in 1940, all that was...

The NATO Warsaw Summit: The Challenge Ahead

19 May 2016, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

As the NATO Warsaw Summit approaches, the Alliance faces multiple challenges. From the conflict in Ukraine, responding to Russian aggression, the brutal civil war in Syria, or the migration crisis, the priorities of the organisation require careful...

A Great Perhaps? Colombia: Conflict and Convergence

16 May 2016, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

No country has managed as rapid and positive a turnaround in governance and security conditions this century as Colombia. To date, however, there has been no comprehensive examination of the different elements employed by the government to combat...

Prince Turki al Faisal

Crises or opportunities? A reflection on the economic, political and security challenges to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

16 May 2016, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Watch the full speech (Members Only) | Become a Member The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the most powerful economy in the Middle East and key ally of the United States and the United Kingdom, is undergoing a dramatic overhaul of its economic system....

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-selling memoir that delves into his experiences and...

H.E. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the Fifth Wave of Political Violence

12 May 2016, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Afghan President gave a public address on drivers of political violence and the global, regional, Islamic and national responses required to contain and overcome the threat posed by terror and conflict in Asia and the Middle East. Establishing...

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 increasingly complicated communications environment....

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, technology, and improved information sharing through new...

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 danger that emotion will replace evidence-based...

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...

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