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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.

VJ Day 75 Years On: Reflections on the UK-Japan Relationship

13 August 2020, 10:00

15 August 2020 – VJ Day - marks both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War. The conclusion of years of hardship,...

Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence

20 August 2020, 16:00

Intelligence agencies provide critical information to national security and foreign policy decision makers, but spying also poses inherent...

Ahead of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly – Can Multilateralism be Rebuilt for a Post-Covid World: A Conversation Between The Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander and Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens

14 September 2020, 16:00

This wide-ranging conversation will cover the multilateral response to the Covid- 19 crisis to date and will look ahead to the key themes...

Building Stronger Societies Webinar Series: Organising Ourselves for the Next Crisis

16 September 2020, 16:00

When the coronavirus pandemic struck the world, a fact that had previously not been considered critical became obvious: most Western...

Tom Tugendhat on Reappraising UK Foreign Policy Towards China

22 September 2020, 10:30

The coronavirus crisis and the introduction of a new security law in Hong Kong has underlined the need for a better understanding of China'...

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: Countering CBRN At Home and Abroad

23 September 2020, 9:00

The use of Chemical Weapons is a war crime. Yet chemical weapons have been used widely during the Syrian conflict, including the use of nerve agents, while in 2018 Russia conducted a nerve agent...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference

17 February 2021, 9:00

RUSI Modern Deterrence conference in partnership with the NATO Public Diplomacy Division.With threats and aggression facing liberal democracies increasing, national security is more important today...

Covid-19: Implications for Industry

04 June 2020, 14:00

Speakers: Prof. V. Sumantran is a business leader and academic, currently serving as Chairman of Celeris Technologies and an advisor to several Fortune 100 companies. He is the author of Faster, Smarter, Greener – the future of the Car and Urban...

Mapping a Pandemic: Kenya and Covid-19

04 June 2020, 12:00

The arrival of Covid-19 in Kenya has accentuated a range of security challenges in the country. Tackling a public health crisis on this scale requires healthy finances, clear government policy and a measured approach from security agencies. In...

Strategic Communications in the Post-Truth World: Mis/Disinformation, Conspiracy Theories and Reading the Mood

03 June 2020, 14:00

With state and non-state actors using sophisticated online and offline tools to spread disinformation, and a proliferation of sources of information in competition with traditional channels of communication, trust in liberal democratic...

Exploring Connections: Corruption, Terrorism and Terrorist Financing

29 May 2020, 14:00

Corruption and terrorism do not only join forces in conflict-affected countries where criminal activities are likely to flourish. In any country where endemic corruption has made the country itself or its neighbours vulnerable to terrorist...

International Day of the UN Peacekeeper 2020 - Brigadier-General Maureen O'Brien

29 May 2020, 12:00

In association with the United Nations Association UK.

Mapping a Pandemic: Managing Instability - The Pandemic and Conflict

28 May 2020, 14:00

They will discuss the impact of Covid- 19 on the delivery of aid, working with warring parties and militias, and other security challenges.  Confirmed Panellists include: General (Ret'd) James Cowan CBE DSO, Chief Executive Officer, The HALO...

The Corona Lessons: Learning from New Zealand's Fight Against Coronavirus

28 May 2020, 8:00

New Zealand, with a population some five million, has only had 1,499 coronavirus infections and 21 deaths. That makes it a global standout performer in combatting the virus. It owes its success to early and strict intervention. On 15 May, with no...

Extreme Communication: Strategic Communications in the Contemporary International Landscape

27 May 2020, 14:00

The challenge comes from extremist actors ranging from the Islamic State to far-right organisations, and their increasingly sophisticated use of tools and approaches both online and offline. In this online event, guest editor Alastair Reed spoke...

Royal Navy / RUSI Digital Seminar: The Role of the Navy in National Resilience

22 May 2020, 14:30

The immediate ramifications of unforeseen disruptions as well as their second order effects with regards to trade and global stability will require navies to coordinate with civilian and non-governmental agencies to deliver a whole of government...

Mapping a Pandemic: Britain and Europe After The Pandemic

21 May 2020, 14:00

Mapping the Pandemic Series For many opponents of Britain’s membership in the European Union, the chief argument in favour of Brexit was the EU’s alleged determination to transform itself into a “superstate”. But as the current coronavirus...

Covid-19: What’s next for financial crime policy and digital identity

19 May 2020, 15:00

Overnight, the Covid-19 pandemic has fueled the flames of financial crime policy debates that have been burning for a number of years – including what effective identification should look like in a digital era. We now are faced with the question:...

RUSI Terrorism and Conflict Research Group Launch of the Prevention Project: A Seminar Series Exploring the Evidence Base for P/CVE

18 May 2020, 14:00

Prevention is a vital pillar of counterterrorism (CT) strategies across the globe. Yet despite nearly 20 years of preventative initiatives this issue continues to be highly politicised, misunderstood and contested. To help address this, RUSI has...

Mapping a Pandemic: Policing the UK during Covid- 19

14 May 2020, 14:00

The coronavirus pandemic represents one of the the biggest challenges to UK policing since the Second World War. Some aspects of criminal behaviour are very likely to decrease during periods of social distancing, for example alcohol-related...

The Corona Lessons: Learning from the Fight Against Coronavirus

13 May 2020, 14:00

Speaker: Uga Dumpis MD PhD Introductory remarks by Deputy Prime Minister Artis Pabriks PhD To date Latvia, a country of some two million inhabitants, has only had 858 coronavirus infections and 15 deaths. That puts the country in an elite group of...

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The Southern Stratagem: North Korean Proliferation Financing in Southern and Eastern Africa

13 May 2020, 13:00

North Korea adapts its proliferation financing activities to the particular opportunities available in each of the regions in which it operates. Sub-Saharan Africa has been no different.The Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies hosted an...

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