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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...

Leadership in the Non-Proliferation Treaty

20 November 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The NPT process is currently under significant pressure. As the 2020 Review Conference draws closer, achieving consensus on a final document remains unlikely. There are divisions within the NPT community and frustrations over the slow progress of...

Annual John Garnett Memorial Lecture

14 November 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The annual John Garnett Memorial Lecture honours the legacy of Professor John Garnett as the first academic in the field of Strategic Studies worldwide. Professor Garnett pioneered Strategic Studies as an academic field at the University of...

A Conversation with Professor Yuval Noah Harari

13 November 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In a lively and wide-ranging conversation, they confronted some of the most urgent questions for the modern world and their implications for policy makers and the societies they serve. Why is liberal democracy in crisis? How do the forces of...

UK PONI Roundtable: The INF Treaty

12 November 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Signed in 1987, the INF Treaty required the U.S. and Soviet Union to eliminate an entire class of nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles, those with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers. This arms control...

Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule The World And How to Take It Back

09 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

From the passport-vendors of St Kitts and Nevis, to the secrecy vendors of Nevada, to the property vendors of Knightsbridge, it exposes a system where, if you're rich enough, whoever you are, wherever you come from, the laws do not apply to you.In...

Sold Out - Breakfast Briefing: The US Mid-term Elections 2018

08 November 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

President Donald Trump’s ability to govern in the final two years of his first term will hinge upon the outcome of the 6 November US mid-term elections. This briefing will reflect on the current state of US party politics, the likely 'Trump effect’...

Lethal AI and Autonomy Conference

07 November 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomy continue to hit the headlines of major media outlets, yet few of these deal with the specific considerations of military use: what does the arrival of such systems mean when they are designed to kill people...

RUSI Modern Deterrence Conference 2018: Securing Societies

06 November 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The conference will launch RUSI’s Modern Deterrence programme, which will run over the next four years with the aim of better defining the concept. In recent months, the notion of Modern Deterrence has been gaining attention among many governments....

Iraq, Iran and the US: Economic trends in the wake of sanctions

31 October 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 4 November US-led sanctions will once again target the Islamic Republic of Iran. With Iran as its foremost trading partner, there are potentially lasting consequences for the Iraqi economy. Meanwhile the political implications for Iraq are...

UK PONI Roundtable: Denuclearising North Korea

31 October 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

North Korea has continued to feature in global headlines throughout 2018. However the focus this year has shifted from provocation and high tensions, to diplomatic initiatives in support of denuclearisation. So far progress in this area has been...

India’s Strategic Outlook

31 October 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

As India’s economic and political clout expand, so do its desire to play a larger role in the international arena. Among the broader international community, India has increasingly been viewed as a like-minded emerging power capable of balancing...

Swiss-UK Dialogue: Promoting a Coordinated Response to De-Risking

29 October 2018, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

Given that the nature and impact of ‘de-risking’ are generally well-recognised, this event will focus on solutions. This includes a review of the implementation and effectiveness of existing measures, such as guidance issued by international...

UK PONI Nuclear Technology Workshop

29 October 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

UK PONI will hold a one-day workshop covering the basics of nuclear technology including fuel cycles, nuclear weapons and delivery systems aimed at early career professionals working in the nuclear policy field but without a scientific or...

Members’ Event - UK Future Combat Air Strategy

24 October 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The government has been reviewing the future combat air strategy for the UK, based on the need to replace Typhoon in the 2030s. An extensive programme of work has been conducted in government on the future requirement, coupled with significant...

RUSI Whitehall Paper Launch - Security in Northern Europe: Deterrence, Defence and Dialogue

23 October 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

The volume looks at how key NATO allies can respond to the changing strategic situation through a successful mix of effective deterrence, a credible ability to fight, and constructive dialogue with Moscow.Speakers include:Rolf Tamnes is a professor...

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