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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.

Challenges to a free and open maritime security strategy in the Indo-Pacific

25 November 2019, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Admiral (rtd) Tomohisa Takei, formerly of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, will deliver a lecture on contemporary maritime security...

Tipping Point: Britain, Brexit and Security in the 2020s

26 November 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Britain is facing unprecedented security challenges in the 2020s. The decade to come will not be as favourable as the two past decades. For...

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Pre-election Defence Debate

28 November 2019, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

While Brexit may well form the backdrop for the General Election, the next government must also deal with the future of defence policy and...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party 2019

05 December 2019, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the...

Professor Azar Gat on Has War been Declining: Why and Where?

27 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

While the world has become more peaceful than ever before, there is still much to worry about in terms of security and no place for...

Peace in our time? A conversation with Dr Saeb Erekat

19 June 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Palestinian people are still without a state, and the peace process with Israel has not moved forward in years. A proposed 'Deal of the Century' launched by the US Administration has been much talked about, but very little information has as to...

Understanding Domestic Corruption in the UK

18 June 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Despite the UK’s sustained focus on combatting corruption, the scale and types of domestic corruption in the UK remain poorly understood.UK anti-corruption policies have historically evolved to address potential UK involvement in overseas corruption...

Alfred Nobel and the Causes of Peace

18 June 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel, the arms manufacturer and deterrence enthusiast, signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris. When it was opened and read after his death, the will caused a lot of controversy both in...

The Eastern Partnership: The Next 10 Years

18 June 2019, 11:45
RUSI Whitehall

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, at its time a pioneering effort in strengthening relations between the European Union and a group of neighbouring countries, some of whom valued the EU’s abilities to boost the...

Countering Malicious Use of Social Media

18 June 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

In late 2018 NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence explored the risks posed by the vast amount of personal information disseminated online. A number of highly publicised cases have shown how an actor with malicious intent can collect...

UK PONI Annual Conference 2019

13 June 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The 2019 Annual Conference will gather established and emerging experts from academia, industry, government and the military to share insights and debate on a broad range of civil and military topics, including UK nuclear deterrence discourse,...

UK PONI: SIGNAL Wargame

12 June 2019, 14:00

UK PONI will be hosting a research study in collaboration with the Project on Nuclear Gaming (PoNG), a University of California-Berkeley (UCB) led effort in partnership with experts and practitioners from Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and...

Paper Launch: A Civil Approach to Tackling Criminal Finances

11 June 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

This approach forms part of a long-standing global policy imperative which acknowledges that prison sentences have only a limited impact against criminality in the longer term; using powers which remove wealth from the criminal economy serves to...

Reflections on D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

30 May 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

The Normandy Landings that took place on 6 June 1944 involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply enormous. What followed was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as...

Roundtable on HMG responses to illicit financial flows in South Sudan

30 May 2019, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

International actors are critical partners in ending the movement of illicit financial flows through and out of South Sudan. South Sudan is estimated to have lost $6.8 billion in illicit financial flows since 2012, due in large part to weak state...

Modern Deterrence Conference 2019

29 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

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 warfare) targets civil society as much as armed forces...

Launch Event: Task Force on the Future of UK Sanctions Policy

28 May 2019, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union it is at a critical juncture of its sanctions policy. While the government has established the necessary architecture to continue to design and implement sanctions after Brexit, it is less clear how...

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

23 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Now in its 17th year, the conference focussed on the challenges and opportunities that face contemporary UN peacekeeping as the Secretary General’s Action For Peacekeeping agenda is endorsed by a growing number of member states at the same time as...

Test-fire of North Korea’s Hwasong-15 ballistic missile, November 2017. Pyongyang claims the missile can carry a nuclear warhead and reach the entire US mainland. Courtesy of KCNA/PA Images

Countering the Financing of North Korea’s WMD Programme: from Sanctions to Crypto

22 May 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Speakers will include Kayla Izenman, Research Analyst RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies and author of ‘Closing the Crypto Gap: Guidance for Countering North Korean Cryptocurrency Activity in Southeast Asia’ and Darya Dolzikova,...

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