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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...

Paper Launch - Decision Points: Rationalising the Armed Forces of European Medium Powers

30 September 2020, 14:00

ACCESS THE PAPER The return of great power competition makes hard power critical to ensuring national security. Technological advances and economic constraints, however, are making it more expensive and complex to field credible military...

Tech Startups and National Security: Concrete Steps for Better Collaboration

29 September 2020, 15:00

With the West’s strategic competitors now catching up and sometimes surpassing Western technological capabilities, the innovation gap is now an urgent issue. At this event, Alex Fox (Managing Partner, UK National Security Strategic Investment Fund...

Rethinking UK Security Policy – Inaugural Event for Rebalancing Expertise in Defence and Security

29 September 2020, 13:00

This discussion focuses on considering UK security policy – both domestic and international - and its role in developing and improving diversity and inclusion. There is often insufficient diversity in the voices contributing to important...

International Security in Transformation

28 September 2020, 16:00

At a time of such far-reaching changes, the RUSI International Security Studies research group is launching the International Security in Transformation initiative to explore the key developments reshaping security around the world. The...

Corruption and Finance in the UK: A Reality Check

25 September 2020, 13:15

Just four years after David Cameron’s vow to drive out corruption, the UK remains a destination of choice for money launderers across the globe. The Russia Report raised valid questions about the UK’s seemingly lax anti-corruption and illicit...

Africa in Perspective - Spotlight on West Africa

24 September 2020, 12:00

The event will consider measures to tackle the root causes of economic underdevelopment, climate change, insecurity and the ongoing violent conflicts between the state and non-state actors.  Particular attention will be given to initiatives to...

Ansar al Sunna: local trajectories of violent extremism in Kwale County, Kenya

24 September 2020, 9:00

Kwale County on Kenya’s south coast has experienced frequent, if sporadic and low-level, extremist violence over the last decade. Much of this has been interpreted by the media as a three-way battle for supremacy between al Shabaab loyalists,...

CTF Online Symposium No. 3: Financial Intelligence in the Age of Lone Actor Terrorism

23 September 2020, 15:00

CTF Online Symposium No. 4: Find out moreLone actor and small cell terrorists carry-out undetectably simple attacks without being directed or funded by larger organisations. In its current form, is the global architecture aimed at countering the...

Countering CBRN At Home and Abroad

23 September 2020, 9:00

ACCESS NOWThe 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 attack on British soil. Although there has...

US Elections and International Kleptocracy: What to Watch for

22 September 2020, 16:00

This November, US citizens will choose the President who will lead the country during the next four years. As always, this American election is a global affair with far-reaching implications for other countries. This is especially so when it comes...

Bridging the Innovation Gap: How to Improve Cooperation Between Tech Startups and the National Security Community

22 September 2020, 15:00

Despite efforts to bridge it, the gap between innovative tech startups and the national security community remains an enormous challenge for Western countries.It’s an especially serious issue as strategic competitors such as China can much more...

Progressive Terrorism Studies Webinar Series – Locating Meaning in Salafi Jihadi Content

22 September 2020, 14:00

The research presented by Dr Ali Fisher and Dr Nico Prucha in this session is a synthesis of three studies which have respectively examined: the documents shared in the ‘Caliphate Library’ Telegram channel, a 300,000-page archive of Salafi-Jihadi...

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's place in the world and an urgent reappraisal of the UK-China bilateral relationship. In his speech, Tom...

Illustration of different types of media devices on a table. Courtesy of mast3r/Adobe Stock

What role is there for media development in preventing and countering violent extremism? Observations from the STRIVE programme in Kenya

21 September 2020, 12:00

Media development is rarely discussed in programming to prevent or counter violent extremism (P/CVE). It sits uneasily alongside strategic communication and the use of alternative and counter narratives to respond to propagated narratives by...

Cyber Attacks – What Actual Harm Do They Cause?

18 September 2020, 14:00

After six years leading the UK Government’s approach to cyber security, including as the founding CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre,  Ciaran Martin takes a fresh look at the impact of cyber-attacks on the UK, drawing on his personal...

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