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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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E.g., Oct 14 2019

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing - Operating in Russia: High Risks with Little Return?

19 November 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The diplomatic relationship between Russia and the West has been difficult for some years and was particularly exacerbated in 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military intervention in...

Invite Only

Tech as a virtue: ethical technology as a source of societal strength

20 November 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The current debate about technology and national security in liberal democracies focuses on the vulnerabilities created by technology. Given how strategic competitors and adversaries exploit Western...

RUSI Members Only

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

26 November 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

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

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

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.This event is open to...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

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

17 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...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: Countering Cyber Risk - Threats, Responses and Future Trends

05 February 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Recent research suggests that business leaders now see cyber security as the top risk to their businesses, and the British Government has publicly stated that cyber is one of only three top tier...

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Trump and NATO

Bluster: Donald Trump's War on Terror with Professor Peter Neumann

15 October 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Defeating terrorism was one of Donald Trump's key campaign promises. But there is no easy way to make sense of Donald Trump's war on terror...

Megan Butler on Turning Technology Against Financial Crime

23 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Technology has brought about a step change in how financial crime is committed, with much of the direct threat to customers having now...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2019

30 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC was appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff in June 2019. Commissioned in 1990, his operational...

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...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2019 Conference

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...

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...

Breakfast Briefing - Money Laundering and the Markets

04 July 2019, 8:15

Money laundering and the related responses from government authorities have, for some time, been viewed as areas dominated by policymakers and international organisations such as the Financial Action Task Force. More recently, as money laundering...

The UK in the Middle East: Strategy in a Changing Region

02 July 2019, 9:15
RUSI Whitehall

Brexit will force the UK into a critical re-examination of its place on the international stage. This includes a reconsideration of the UK’s strategy in the Middle East. As tensions between the US and Iran are rising again, it vital to assess how...

Logistics and Total Defence: How Successful was Trident Juncture 2018?

01 July 2019, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Norwegian armed forces, which were responsible for planning all logistics and total defence and has just finished their evaluation of the exercise, will present the results of the evaluation in this invitation-only event.Trident Juncture 2018,...

Young Professionals in Defence - Summer Networking Reception

28 June 2019, 12:45

You can now sign up to our collaborative Summer Networking Reception, held on 28th June.This is a fantastic opportunity to expand your network and to understand more about the wider opportunities available within the industry. The event is attended...

Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History

The Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History Awards 2019

27 June 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The panel of judges have exceptionally this year awarded two medals: John Hussey and Helen Parr received prizes for their books, Waterloo: The Campaign of 1815 and Our Boys respectively. The winners emerged from a strong shortlist of authors...

Emerging Security Issues in the Horn of Africa

27 June 2019, 12:45
RUSI Whitehall

RUSI’s National Security Studies group hosted a lecture with Amb. Monica Juma, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya since February 2018. Speaker biography Ambassador (Dr) Monica Juma is the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of...

Breakfast Briefing - UK Defence Reform

27 June 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has, since its inception, been subjected to almost continuous review. In 2011, Lord Levene issued his report into the structure and management of the MOD. The government accepted his findings and he has ceased his...

Finances of Cybercrime: State of Play

25 June 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Cyber-attacks of today attest to the extraordinary variety of methods used by cybercriminals, as well as the diversity of actors engaged in cybercrime. What unites many of them is their motivation, namely the pursuit of profit. This RUSI panel...

Roundtable Discussion with Danny Glaser

24 June 2019, 14:00

RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies will host a roundtable discussion with Danny Glaser, former Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes in the US Treasury's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence...

STRIKE: From Concept to Force

20 June 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

This is certainly the case with the British Army’s Strike Concept. The idea for a rapidly deployable, mobile force was inspired by France’s 2013 intervention in Mali. However, Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, and the subsequent NATO summit, led...

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