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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.

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....

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...

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...

Regional order: forging new alliances in the Middle East

23 October 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Gulf Cooperation Council has been transformed by the blockade imposed upon Qatar by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE in June 2017. After 16 months of impasse the crisis does not appear to have abated, HE Al Khater will provide insights...

JUEST Network Launch: Towards a Comprehensive UK-EU Security Treaty

22 October 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Network encourages multidisciplinary research and engagement to influence, irrespective of the course Brexit takes, the future development of strong and sustainable EU–UK security and criminal justice cooperation.The event will bring together...

Israel, Iran and Russia: where to next in the Middle East

19 October 2018, 9:15
RUSI Whitehall

At this event Brig.-Gen Herzog will discuss Israeli strategy vis-à-vis Iran in Syria, the role of Iran in the region, as well as how the winding down of the Syrian civil war is resulting in new strategies being drawn by Russia, Iran and Israel as...

Breakfast Briefing: Virtual Currencies - Virtue or Vice?

18 October 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Virtual currencies (and cryptoassets more generally) are never far from the headlines and continue to gain in popularity. Yet, global regulatory responses remain inconsistent, ranging from hostility in certain jurisdictions to cautious support in...

Black Rhino

The Wildlife Trafficking-Security Nexus: Targeting the Organised Crime Threat

10 October 2018, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

However, organised criminal wildlife trafficking and its security implications are often not addressed as comprehensively as they could be. Part of the challenge is the lack of an established research base setting out the relevant organised crime...

Operational and Strategic Responses to Cybercrime: a Conversation with New York District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr

09 October 2018, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

The event will address the latest challenges posed by cybercrime, including the increased anonymity associated with encryption and virtual currencies. The District Attorney will also share his office’s experience in developing a comprehensive...

Ukraine’s Security and Its Importance for the UK

08 October 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

“Our commitment to Ukraine remains unwavering”, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told his hosts during his recent visit to Kyiv. And there is no doubt that Britain’s commitment to Ukrainehas been genuine: the UK has trained almost 10,000 Ukrainian...

Soldiers of Character: Research Report

03 October 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Complementing work by the Jubilee Centre about virtues in professional practice and public service, the Soldiers of Character research report presents the results of a rare empirical study of over 240 junior British Army officers from twelve...

Cyber Strategy: The Evolving Character of Power and Coercion

01 October 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

Are cyber operations as revolutionary as the headlines suggest?  Do they compel rival states and alter international politics? By examining cyber strategy as a contemporary form of political warfare and covert action, this book demonstrates that the...

Known Unknowns: Plugging the UK’s Intelligence Gaps on Money Laundering Involving Professional Services Providers

26 September 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Members of the UK’s professional services sector, including lawyers, accountants, estate agents and trust and company services providers, are regarded as key actors in so-called high-end money laundering. However, the involvement and roles of these...

The Afghanistan-Pakistan Relationship: Quest for Regional Peace

24 September 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Eid ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban offered hope for the stagnated peace process in Afghanistan. However, the resumption of large-scale fighting soon after and the Taliban attack on the city of Ghazni showed the...

Open House 2018

22 September 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Designed by Sir Aston Webb, the home of the Royal United Services Institute is a Grade ll* listed building built as a discreet addition to Banqueting House in 1895; at the time the extension housed their offices, lecture hall and galleried library...

War and its Aftermath: Artists’ views

22 September 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Current Situation in Ukraine: Ukrainian Armed Forces as a Key Element for Deterrence

21 September 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

During the 21st Century, misunderstood assumptions of Russian geopolitical intentions led to the degradation of defence capabilities in the West, fuelling military aggression and interference by the Russian Federation in its 'near abroad'. As a...

NATO Strategy in the Black Sea

19 September 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

While Western strategists have fretted over Russia’s revanchism in Ukraine and uncertainties over Russian designs on the Baltic states, less attention has been paid to the Black Sea, a region of significant strategic interest. Under President Putin...

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