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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.

Cyber, Technology and Geopolitics

11 May 2021, 13:00

Recent high-profile attacks attributed to Russia and China have pushed hostile state cyber activity to the front of the agenda. The use of...

Hard Choices: The UK Rethinks Its Global Role

11 May 2021, 16:00

After decades of peace and prosperity, the international order put in place after the Second World War is rapidly coming to an end. Foreign...

Prisons and Terrorism

30 June 2021, 16:00

Erupting in 1969, the Northern Ireland “troubles” continued with terrible intensity until 1998. The most enduring civil conflict in Western...

Western Jihadism: A Thirty Year History

14 July 2021, 16:00

In forensic and compelling detail, Professor Jytte Klausen shows how Islamist terrorism in Europe and North America has been driven, not by...

190th RUSI Annual General Meeting

15 July 2021, 15:00

A notice of all business to be transacted at the meeting will be posted on the Institute’s website, at least 14 days before the date of the...

Precision Strike in 21st Century Multidomain Operations

13 May 2021, 12:00

The ‘democratisation’ of access to long-range precision strike assets once thought to be components of an exclusively Western revolution in military affairs will have important ramifications for the...

International Day of UN Peacekeepers Conference: Enhancing the UK Contribution to Peacekeeping

27 May 2021, 10:00

Marking the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, this virtual conference is both an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice made by those who have died in the service of humanity, and to analyse...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2021: Integrating for Operations Today and Warfighting Tomorrow

02 June 2021, 9:00

The British Government published its Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review in March 2021, setting out its ambition for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade. Given the...

The Incoming Biden Administration: Views from Iran

16 November 2020, 14:00

The Trump presidency saw strained relations between the United States and Iran. There was a weakening of the nuclear deal (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) following the US withdrawal and an increased risk of potential...

Paper Launch - War by Others' Means

13 November 2020, 14:00

Working with partnered forces may extend the reach of a small military, but how can access be converted into influence, training into improved capability, and what are the limits of transferring political and fiscal risk on the modern battlefield...

Haldane: The Forgotten Statesman Who Shaped Modern Britain

12 November 2020, 16:00

As a philosopher-statesman, Haldane’s groundbreaking proposals on defence, education and government structure were astonishingly ahead of his time. He was the creator of the Territorial Army and the British Expeditionary Force. Haldane laid the...

The African Soldiers of the First World War

11 November 2020, 16:00

At 11am on the second Sunday in November, Britain holds Remembrance Sunday to commemorate its fallen soldiers. Up and down the country, crowds of people gather to pay their respects to those who fought at home and overseas. The soldiers who took...

Russia in the Eastern Mediterranean

11 November 2020, 15:00

September marked the fifth anniversary of Russia’s intervention in the Syrian Civil War. During this time, Russia’s presence across the region has substantially grown. Indeed, Russia’s involvement in the conflicts in Syria and Libya has seen Moscow...

Impact of the US elections on the MENA

11 November 2020, 12:30

The event, organised by the Unpacking the MENA programme, explores the reactions to and implications of the US elections for countries in the MENA region. Among the topics, It looks at what a new US administration will mean for the UK’s policy in...

US Presidential Election – How the Results Will Impact International Security

09 November 2020, 14:30

The 2020 US Presidential election is one of the most significant for decades in foreign policy terms. The choice for voters is summed up in the contrasting taglines of the candidates’ campaigns: Donald Trump’s America First versus Joe Biden’s...

UK PONI Introduction to Nuclear Technology Workshop

05 November 2020, 14:00

UK PONI will hold an online 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...

August Browne: The British-Polish Nigerian Who Took on the Nazis

30 October 2020, 16:00

Having travelled to Britain from Nigeria in the early part of the 20th century, August Agboola Browne settled down and became a successful Jazz musician in Poland prior to his participation in the struggle against Nazi occupation. Browne’s story...

Transatlantic Relations on Iran After the US Elections

30 October 2020, 13:30

Since the heralding of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed by the P5+1 group in 2015, the last four years have witnessed a schism emerge between the United States and Europe over Iran. While the E3 members have maintained...

Building Stronger Societies: Involving Teenagers in National Security

29 October 2020, 16:00

With national security threats growing, countries are looking increasingly to teenagers as a resource. Traditional conscription, as practiced in past generations, is mostly neither feasible nor desirable. Instead, a number of countries have...

Reflections on Assessing National Exposure to Proliferation Financing Risk

29 October 2020, 14:00

Earlier this summer, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) requested feedback on a proposed amendment to its Recommendation 1. The amendment would require countries and financial institutions to assess their exposure to the risk of facilitating...

The U.S. Election: Foreign and Security Policy Challenges For the Next President

28 October 2020, 16:00

The American people will vote on Tuesday 3 November 2020 in order to elect their next President, either giving Republican Donald Trump another four years or handing over the keys of the White House to Democratic challenger Joe Biden. This...

CTF Online Symposium No. 4: Fraud-Enabled Terrorism Financing: A Neglected Dossier

28 October 2020, 14:00

Terrorism can be financed through funds collected both unlawfully and lawfully. In recent years, fraud has become a key catalyst fuelling many terrorism financing methods. In this webinar, Professor Nicholas Ryder presents his research briefing that...

Africa in Perspective - Gender Empowerment in Peace and Security

28 October 2020, 12:00

In 2000, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325 – a turning point in understanding and recognising the role of women and girls in peace and security. The UN’s Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda contained ...

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