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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 23 2017

OPEN TO ALL: International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 15th Annual Conference

24 May 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Now in its 15th year, the conference will focus on 'Better peacekeeping: how to make the most of UN missions', and will take a deep look at the practical and theoretical questions which arise when we...

United Nations

OPEN TO ALL: Pre-Election Foreign Affairs Debate

30 May 2017, 11:00

Foreign affairs will be a dominant theme of the general election as the country prepares for Brexit and the United Kingdom re-configuring its place in the world. We hope our invited panel will offer...

International Institutions

U-35 MEMBERS ONLY: In-conversation with Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles KCMG LVO

30 May 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Sir Sherard will be sharing his experiences during his time at the Foreign Office and his insights of working in the Middle East during this 'in-conversation' event.Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles KCMG LVO...

OPEN TO ALL: Iraq after the Liberation of Mosul: Turning a Fragile Unity into Stable Government

31 May 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The research includes a 2,000 person national survey with oversamples in Mosul, Anbar, and Salahaddin, and 12 focus groups including internally displaced persons (IDPs) and citizens who lived under...

POSTPONED: RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2017

31 May 2017, 13:00

Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, Royal Navy, will consider the lessons of the Gallipoli Campaign and its significance in the planning of future combined...

Defence Policy, Global Security Issues

UK PONI Annual Conference 2017

01 June 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The 2017 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...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Roundtable on the Iran Nuclear Deal with Baroness Catherine Ashton and Richard Nephew

01 June 2017, 16:00

They will speak about why the deal matters, and the opportunities and challenges moving forward from a European and an American perspective. The discussion will be moderated by Dr Aniseh Bassiri...

OPEN TO ALL: Pre-election Home Affairs Debate

02 June 2017, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Security is one of government's primary responsibilities - but how best to provide it is often controversial. Terrorist threats are rarely off the front pages, while cyber-crime and cyber-espionage...

POSTPONED: RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

09 June 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Stephen will discuss the challenges of managing the Ministry of Defence, in particular making Defence more innovative and protecting the UK in uncertain times.Speaker BiographyStephen...

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RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Sir Paul Lever on 'Berlin Rules: Europe and the German Way'

13 June 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In the second half of the twentieth century, Germany became the dominant political and economic power in Europe - and the arbiter of all...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Caroline Haughey on Modern Slavery and Security

21 June 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Modern Slavery Act, enacted in March 2015, was an important milestone in the fight against slavery and for social justice. The...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Robotics and the Future of Warfare

05 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The visions of futurists do not always match the experiences of military personnel, but the battlefields of the future have the potential...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Professor David Ormerod QC on the Protection of Official Data

12 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In February 2017 the Law Commission published a consultation paper entitled ‘The Protection of Official Data’, which suggests ways to...

RUSI Annual General Meeting

20 July 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

OPEN TO ALL: International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 15th Annual Conference

24 May 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Now in its 15th year, the conference will focus on 'Better peacekeeping: how to make the most of UN missions', and will take a deep look at the practical and theoretical questions which arise when we...

UK PONI Annual Conference 2017

01 June 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The 2017 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...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Turkish Civil-Military Relations and the Fight against Terrorism

22 May 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

Metin Gurcan’s talk aims to present a model for ‘damage control’ in the Turkish security sphere following last year’s attempted coup d’etat. He will look at Turkish civil-military relations, Turkey’s security architecture and security policies, and...

Pre-election Defence Debate

22 May 2017, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Defence may well form a major part of the general election campaign where policymakers must deal with the future of the nuclear deterrent, managing an overstretched Ministry of Defence budget and growing discussion on the possibility (whoever wins)...

OPEN TO ALL: China's Asian Dream? The Belt and Road Initiative

19 May 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

Since President Xi’s announcement in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative has rapidly become the centre piece of China’s international relations. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stated in April this year that "One Belt, One Road is to date the most...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Modern Slavery: Creating Slavery Free Cities

18 May 2017, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

RUSI's Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies is delighted to host a discussion with the University of Nottingham’s modern slavery research team, a university Beacon of Excellence called the Rights Lab, (including Professor Kevin Bales...

POSTPONED: RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Keir Starmer on the Implications of Brexit

15 May 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Keir will consider the wide ranging policy implications for the United Kingdom of leaving the European Union.BiographyKeir Starmer QC MP has served since 2015 as the Labour Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras and is...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Roundtable on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in East Africa

12 May 2017, 11:30
RUSI Whitehall

East Africa has experienced a high level of violent extremism for many years, especially in Somalia, but is also at the forefront of countering it. The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has established a Center of Excellence for...

General Robert Brown Delivers the Annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture 2017

11 May 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

Speaker Bio General Robert B. Brown assumed command of the United States Army's largest Service Component command, U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), April 30, 2016. The command is headquartered at Fort Shafter, Hawaii with portions of the command-forward...

OPEN TO ALL: Book Launch - Rebel Law: Insurgents, Courts and Justice in Modern Conflict

04 May 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

This indispensable book explains how courts are now part of the broader battlefield, deployed by both insurgents and state forces in a world convulsed by unconventional warfare.In most societies, courts are where the rubber of government meets the...

OPEN TO ALL: Brussels Panel Debate on the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing

04 May 2017, 14:00

Across the world, new task forces and forums are taking root that bring financial institutions and public authorities into a much closer level of dialogue around money laundering and terrorist financing risks. The emerging evidence indicates that...

POSTPONED: RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Prime Minister Erna Solberg on the Security Policy Challenges Facing Norway and Europe today

03 May 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

In her address, Prime Minister Solberg will reflect on some of the key security policy challenges facing Norway and Europe today.Speaker BiographyHer Excellency Mrs Erna Solberg is the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway. She served as Minister...

The Future of India-Middle East Relations

27 April 2017, 14:00

At this event Kabir Taneja will examine India's relations with the Middle East and explore how New Delhi approaches the Gulf and Iran and how it will manage these relationships as the country continues to be one of the fastest growing developing...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Foresight analysis, horizon scanning and US national security reform

27 April 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

In a briefing session organised by RUSI and the School of International Futures, Professor Sheila Ronis will discuss the impact that foresight analysis and horizon scanning have had on US government policy, based on her Vision Working Group’s...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Big Data Analytics in Policing

26 April 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In recent years, the rise of big data analytics has revolutionised the domains of retail, healthcare, insurance, fraud detection and countless more. Similarly, if used effectively, big data has the potential to transform many aspects of policing. In...

OPEN TO ALL: Book Launch - Contemporary Turkey in Conflict

26 April 2017, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The book Contemporary Turkey in Conflict focuses on new perspectives on ethnic relations, Islam and neoliberalism that have emerged in Turkey since the rise of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2002. The book explores how issues of...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Ambassador Sarah MacIntosh on NATO’s Contribution to European Security

21 April 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

European security and the stability in the Euro-Atlantic area are at the core of NATO’s business. In her lecture, Ambassador MacIntosh will discuss how NATO is evolving to meet the new threats posed by both state and non-state actors.Speaker...

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