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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...

The Pathway to Stabilisation in Yemen

11 April 2019, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

The UN has declared the situation in Yemen the world’s largest humanitarian emergency with 22 million people needing lifesaving assistance. The impact on Yemeni society and the country’s fragile infrastructure has been devastating.This panel...

Breakfast Briefing - Whatever happened to Al Qaida?

10 April 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

After the death of Usama bin Ladin in 2011, and the rise of the so-called Islamic State (also known as Daesh) in Iraq and Syria in 2013-14, Al Qaida faded from the headlines. However, Al Qaida aligned groups from Somalia to Syria to South Asia are...

Breakfast Briefing - Negotiating Realistic Restraints on North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons

05 April 2019, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

The failure of the Hanoi summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to reach agreement has focussed new attention on the future of the diplomatic process between the two, the options for its continuation, and the...

Cyprus and Emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean

03 April 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

The event will focus on regional security challenges and emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean. This event will pay special attention to the role and significance of the Republic of Cyprus for promoting peace and stability in the region....

Fighting Fraud and Corruption in a Shrinking World

03 April 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Speech I am honoured to be here at this prestigious and influential institute, which has made such important contributions to our understanding of the threats to international security and defence. And I applaud the work that the Centre for...

Promoting Financial Integrity & Inclusion: Embracing Technology and Avoiding Unintended Consequences

02 April 2019, 14:30

This event will consider ways to reduce the potential for the abuse of financial systems and enhance approaches to anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism in emerging market and developing countries pursuing financial...

The New Cyber Arms Race

02 April 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Mikko Hypponen, the cyber-security expert known for his long track record of predicting new forms of cyber aggression, is Chief Research Officer at F-Secure, which he joined in 1991. In addition to lecturing at universities including Stanford,...

The Continued Fight: Upholding Human Right Standards in Europe

28 March 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

In this lecture, the Secretary General will speak about the Council of Europe’s continued efforts to promote human rights, democracy and rule of law and the importance of upholding these standards. He will discuss the significance of human rights in...

RUSI-RIAC UK-Russia Security Dialogue 2018-2019 Report Launch

28 March 2019, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

Notwithstanding the UK and Russia’s very difficult political relationship, over the past year, RUSI in partnership with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) has been running bilateral workshops bringing together policy and industry...

Breakfast Briefing - Security on the Korean Peninsula: Continuity and Change

27 March 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

One of the stories of 2018 has been how a situation on the Korean peninsula that came so close to conflict in the late stages of 2017 has been turned into a tale of two processes: one, the US-DPRK dialogue, which focusses mainly on the nuclear and...

The Case for a National Defence Course

21 March 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Finnish national security is based on the Total Defence concept and the National Defence Course forms a key part of this policy. The course, which now has a two year waiting list, brings together leaders from the armed forces, government leadership...

Combat Air Survivability Conference

20 March 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

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 create a balanced solution suitable for the threat...

RUSI Under 35's Forum: The Future of Defence and Security

19 March 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In honour of International Women's Day on 8 March, this all-female panel of researchers from our Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Military Science and National Security and Resilience teams, will...

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The Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision: First Year Review

12 March 2019, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

Active since January 2018, OPBAS is a new regulator set up by the UK government to strengthen the UK’s anti-money laundering (AML) supervisory regime and ensure the professional body AML supervisors provide consistently high standards of AML...

Learning to Fight Daesh

11 March 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 gruelling campaign of liberation. Their adversary was devious and adaptive, utilising vehicle borne IEDs and armed...

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