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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.

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Beyond 2020: the next 50 years of the NPT

29 November 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

As part of the preparations for the 2020 Review Conference for the Non-Proliferation Treaty, President-Designate Rafael Grossi has launched the “Beyond 2020: The Next 50 Years of the NPT” project....

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The Future of Fires: Report Launch

29 November 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The increasing density and sophistication of Russia’s Integrated Air Defence System promises to rob NATO ground forces of air support in the first weeks of any high intensity conflict in Eastern...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: Intelligence Assessment and Policymaking: Learning the Lessons of the Past Fifteen Years

04 December 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In the aftermath of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a Committee of Privy Counsellors under Lord Butler of Brockwell was asked to review the pre-war intelligence on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and...

RUSI Members Only

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

05 December 2019, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the RUSI Christmas Party from 1945 to 2100.A fee of £30 is...

UK PONI Members Only

Have I Got Nukes for You: The UK PONI Christmas Quiz

09 December 2019, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Given the success of our previous UK PONI Christmas quizzes, we’re back for a fourth year! Get ready to pull on those Christmas jumpers and join other UK PONI members for an evening of friendly...

Invite Only

Tech innovation: the potential for startup-government collaboration

10 December 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

There is a major divide between the tech industry and the armed forces. In 2018 Google, for example, ended an artificial intelligence project for the Pentagon. This divide is troubling, because...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: What Works (and What Doesn’t) in Efforts to Prevent or Counter Violent Extremism?

24 January 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

One of the most important lessons of the last two decades is that military and security-focused operations – in isolation – do not end terrorist movements. Efforts to prevent or counter violent...

RUSI Members Only

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

27 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 complacency. Recent years have seen vicious wars in south and...

RUSI Members Only

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath, 1919

31 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 11 November 1918, Douglas Haig must have welcomed his imminent release from the immense burdens he had stoically borne for three years. He appreciated, however, that he would not yet be able to...

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Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2019

18 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

He will also discuss the need for maintaining and enhancing military capability across defence in an ever-changing operational environment....

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...

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...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath, 1919

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

On 11 November 1918, Douglas Haig must have welcomed his imminent release from the immense burdens he had stoically borne for three years....

Modern Deterrence Conference Autumn 2019

13 November 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

This conference will examine the connection between defence and offence in deterring greyzone threats; it will also examine deterrence of aggression triggered by climate change.Deterrence is, by...

Australian Foreign Policy and the Indo-Pacific

26 September 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Indo-Pacific is a region characterised by growth, dynamism and opportunity. It is also a region of strategic competition, and events in the Indo-Pacific will go some way to determining the shape of international relations globally.Speaker...

Elisabeth Braw on the Stasi’s Cold War Espionage Campaign inside the Church

25 September 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

East Germany only existed for a short forty years but in that time the Stasi developed a highly successful ‘church department’, using persuasion rather than threats, that managed to recruit an extraordinary stable of clergy spies. Pastors,...

Foreign investments in cutting-edge tech: pure business or a national security matter?

25 September 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Non-European entities, including investors, are a common and welcome part of business in Europe. When it comes to investments in cutting-edge technology, however, the picture becomes less clear. European governments are increasingly concerned about...

Report Launch: The UK Strategy on Protection of Civilians - Insights for the Review Process

18 September 2019, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

The 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council adding the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict to its agenda and the decision by the UK to review its 2010 strategy on Protection of Civilians provide an opportunity for the UK Government to play...

SOLD OUT: Breakfast Briefing - Seven Decades of Security: NATO at 70

18 September 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

As the world’s most successful alliance turns 70, it remains the cornerstone of UK defence. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was founded on April 4 in 1949, with its first headquarters in Belgravia, London. Since then, the alliance has...

The Red Queen Problem: Technology Start-ups and National Security

12 September 2019, 8:30

Technology start-ups have traditionally not been considered part of national defence – because technology within national defence has been provided by the government itself, or its major contractors. Conversely, tech start-ups often don’t have a...

Breakfast Briefing - How People Radicalise: The Anatomy of Violent Extremism

11 September 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Today, the world is facing an unprecedented wave of violent extremism by non-state actors of various types. The causes, in whose name they are willing to kill and die, are very different (including religion, ethnicity, social justice, among others)...

“Changing Times, Changing Treason?" A Lecture by the New Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

09 September 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

This speech reflected on whether the UK’s treason law needs to be updated to address the phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters who are British citizens or residents, and questioned whether the law properly allows for the trial and punishment of a...

US Secretary of Defense Dr Mark Esper

A Conversation with the US Secretary of Defense

06 September 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

In this wide-ranging discussion, Dr Esper addressed a number of key international defence and security challenges, including the importance of the critical transatlantic relationship. Dr Mark T. Esper became US Secretary of Defense on 23 July 2019....

Project Sandstone: On the Trail of the Tae Yang - AIS Spoofing and North Korean Coal Smuggling

01 August 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Project Sandstone is a new initiative looking to analyse and disrupt North Korean illicit shipping networks using Open Source Intelligence. Their latest report focuses on the Tae Yang, a DPRK flagged coal vessel spoofing its AIS to cloak its illicit...

HM Government Economic Crime Plan Publication

25 July 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The ECSB commissioned officials to draw up a public-private action plan to tackle the threat posed by economic crime in all its forms.At this event officials will present the government’s agreed Economic Crime Plan, which sets out in detail the...

What makes a crime-terror nexus? Evidence from 11 EU countries

22 July 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

GLOBSEC has assembled a database of 350 individuals either arrested for terrorism offences, fugitives from justice, or attackers who died while staging terrorist attacks during 2015, a peak year of jihadism in Europe. The team investigated the...

Rusi Building Whitehall London

188th RUSI Annual General Meeting

18 July 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

AGENDAThe agenda is available to download below. 

The English Job: Understanding Iran

10 July 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

In 2001, Jack Straw became the first senior British government minister to visit Iran since the 1979 revolution and has developed a growing interest in the country ever since. His latest book examines Britain’s extraordinary and tangled relationship...

Lieutenant General Christian Badia on European Military Capability Development: A Way Forward

09 July 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Today, the European Union (EU) is facing a variety of challenges. In addition to internal restructuring, the enlargement of the EU or Brexit, there is a call for more European effort in the sector of security and defence as the world is facing new...

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