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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.

E.g., Feb 24 2021


South Africa and Democracy in Africa

24 February 2021, 9:00

The recent elections in Uganda have highlighted the risk that Africa is facing a democratic pushback after two decades of progress in moving away from authoritarian orders.  With the continent facing...

Invite Only

Project Launch: Reviewing Effectiveness of Counter-Terrorism and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Activities

24 February 2021, 10:00

RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict Research Group has conducted a systematic literature review, funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, looking at the effectiveness of counter-terrorism (CT...

RUSI Corporate Members

Enemy at the Gates – the growing challenge of external interference

24 February 2021, 14:00

In the growing friction between the West and strategic competitors such as China and Russia, businesses in our countries can no longer remain just bystanders. Businesses are indirectly affected as...


Sea Power Virtual Conference 2021: Transforming Maritime Forces For an Age of Persistent Competition

25 February 2021, 12:15

It now verges on a truism to note that the future operating environment will be characterized by persistent competition.  The distinction between peacetime and war is increasingly blurred, as nations...

RUSI Members Only

Closed for Business: North Korea in 2020

25 February 2021, 13:00

North Korea has continually denied that it has suffered any Covid-19 infections. However, in response to the pandemic the country has closed its borders and idled its trading vessels.As we continue...

RUSI Members Only

UK Defence and Security Policy: The Labour Party’s Vision

26 February 2021, 11:00

With the Government’s long-awaited Integrated Review expected to be published shortly and a new funding settlement for the MoD announced last November, Britain’s defence and security policy is...


Reforming Companies House

26 February 2021, 14:00

The UK has played a leading role in increasing company ownership transparency by making its company registry publicly accessible since 2016. Despite this welcome move, successive global money-...


The UK's Response to Cyber Fraud: A Strategic Approach

01 March 2021, 13:00

The webinar aims to showcase a new RUSI research paper on fresh approaches to tackling the scourge of cyber fraud. The report calls for a new UK cyber fraud strategy, generated and applied by key...


Can We Stem the Tide of Financial Crime Online?

01 March 2021, 16:00

The ever-expanding range of options for moving value online creates convenience but also leads to financial crime vulnerabilities. This applies in particular to FinTechs and cryptocurrency businesses...


Closed for Business: North Korea in 2020

25 February 2021, 13:00

North Korea has continually denied that it has suffered any Covid-19 infections. However, in response to the pandemic the country has...

UK Defence and Security Policy: The Labour Party’s Vision

26 February 2021, 11:00

With the Government’s long-awaited Integrated Review expected to be published shortly and a new funding settlement for the MoD announced...

Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories and the Hunt for Putin’s Agents

10 March 2021, 16:00

In 2010, a group of Russian deep cover ‘sleeper agents’ were arrested in the US. It was the culmination of a decade-long investigation, and...

Future War and the Defence of Europe

01 April 2021, 14:00

Europeans should be under no illusion: unless they do far more for their own defence, and do this very differently, all that they now take...

Combat Air Power 2021: Competing Visions for the Future

24 March 2021, 9:30

Each of the three efforts is aiming to eventually field a family of systems which will work together to deliver future air power effects. However, exactly what form this family of systems will take...

Precision Strike in 21st Century Multidomain Operations

13 May 2021, 12:00

The ‘democratisation’ of access to long-range precision strike assets once thought to be components of an exclusively Western revolution in military affairs will have important ramifications for the...

Goodbye Britannia: The UK Challenged by Brexit

23 February 2021, 16:00

The outcome of the 2016 Brexit referendum sparked astonishment around the world and in the UK, widely regarded as the epitome of globalisation. Even though Britain is an island nation, very different from the mainland member states of the European...

The US and the Yemen Conflict – From Trump to Biden

22 February 2021, 14:00

The Biden presidency promises significant changes to the United States’ approach towards the conflict in Yemen. Prior to his election, President Biden described the war as ‘disastrous’ and, with his first five days in office, the President approved...

Paper Launch - The Contested Relationship Between Youth and Violent Extremism

18 February 2021, 14:00

As part of the Prevention Project, RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict Research Group has conducted extensive research on the effectiveness of global interventions aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). The Prevention Project...

What Prospects for US-Iran Ties Under the Biden Administration? The View From Iran

17 February 2021, 14:00

After more than two years of “maximum pressure” under the Trump presidency, what are the options for re-engagement with Iran under a Biden presidency? With a prospective return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA,) high on the new US...

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, Maggie Hassan and Robert Hannigan will offer their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for...

Diversity and Inclusion Policies in Practice: Reflections from the UK National Security Community

15 February 2021, 14:00

While the benefits of prioritising diversity and inclusion within an organisation are by now generally accepted, translating these into concrete institutional commitments remains a challenge. This is also true of organisations in the defence and...

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

11 February 2021, 16:00

Read the full transcript of the speech Transcript: This is my second JC Lord lecture and just like the first I am incredibly proud to be able to stand here and speak under the name of such an influential character on my own life and career. A...

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 dilapidated asylum place on a tiny Greek island, war...

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 information-sharing arrangements for DNA and...

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 Haig and his phenomenally unimaginative General...

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 leader. The scale of the protests against Alexandr...

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 identifying and highlighting political, social,...

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 continued UK–Europe co-operation on defence and...

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 year) Lloyds Banking Group. The first webinar in the...

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 Forces which are radically forward-looking, integrate...