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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.

Can National Security be Taught?

30 September 2020, 15:00

In 2017, Latvia’s parliament decided that the country should launch a pioneering national security curriculum. Starting in the 2018/2019...

Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia on Georgia’s Pro-Western Foreign Policy Agenda, Security Threats and the Challenges Ahead

08 October 2020, 11:00

Addressing the key priorities of Georgia’s pro-Western foreign policy agenda, His Excellency Mr Giorgi Gakharia will discuss Georgia’s...

An Online Conversation with Two Former Spymasters

22 October 2020, 16:00

In this wide-ranging conversation, General Petraeus and Sir John Sawers will discuss the next big geopolitical and global security...

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...

How Spies Think: 10 Lessons in Intelligence

17 November 2020, 16:00

Intelligence officers discern the truth. They gather information - often contradictory or incomplete - and, with it, they build the most...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference (Rescheduled from Autumn 2020)

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...

The Eastern Partnership: The Next 10 Years

18 June 2019, 11:45
RUSI Whitehall

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, at its time a pioneering effort in strengthening relations between the European Union and a group of neighbouring countries, some of whom valued the EU’s abilities to boost the...

Countering Malicious Use of Social Media

18 June 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

In late 2018 NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence explored the risks posed by the vast amount of personal information disseminated online. A number of highly publicised cases have shown how an actor with malicious intent can collect...

UK PONI Annual Conference 2019

13 June 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The 2019 Annual Conference will gather established and emerging experts from academia, industry, government and the military to share insights and debate on a broad range of civil and military topics, including UK nuclear deterrence discourse,...

UK PONI: SIGNAL Wargame

12 June 2019, 14:00

UK PONI will be hosting a research study in collaboration with the Project on Nuclear Gaming (PoNG), a University of California-Berkeley (UCB) led effort in partnership with experts and practitioners from Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and...

Paper Launch: A Civil Approach to Tackling Criminal Finances

11 June 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

This approach forms part of a long-standing global policy imperative which acknowledges that prison sentences have only a limited impact against criminality in the longer term; using powers which remove wealth from the criminal economy serves to...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2019

04 June 2019, 9:00

Securing Competitive Advantage 4-5 June 2019 For the 2019 conference presentations, click here Held annually on behalf of the Chief of the General Staff, the RUSI Land Warfare Conference is the UK’s pre-eminent gathering of the land forces...

Reflections on D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

30 May 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

The Normandy Landings that took place on 6 June 1944 involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply enormous. What followed was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as...

Roundtable on HMG responses to illicit financial flows in South Sudan

30 May 2019, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

International actors are critical partners in ending the movement of illicit financial flows through and out of South Sudan. South Sudan is estimated to have lost $6.8 billion in illicit financial flows since 2012, due in large part to weak state...

Modern Deterrence Conference 2019

29 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

To deter modern warfare techniques and other emerging threats, Western countries need comprehensive defence strategies and plans. Given that hybrid warfare (also known as threshold or grey zone warfare) targets civil society as much as armed forces...

Launch Event: Task Force on the Future of UK Sanctions Policy

28 May 2019, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union it is at a critical juncture of its sanctions policy. While the government has established the necessary architecture to continue to design and implement sanctions after Brexit, it is less clear how...

International Day of the Peacekeepers 17th Annual Conference: The Thin Blue Line

23 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Now in its 17th year, the conference focussed on the challenges and opportunities that face contemporary UN peacekeeping as the Secretary General’s Action For Peacekeeping agenda is endorsed by a growing number of member states at the same time as...

Test-fire of North Korea’s Hwasong-15 ballistic missile, November 2017. Pyongyang claims the missile can carry a nuclear warhead and reach the entire US mainland. Courtesy of KCNA/PA Images

Countering the Financing of North Korea’s WMD Programme: from Sanctions to Crypto

22 May 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Speakers will include Kayla Izenman, Research Analyst RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies and author of ‘Closing the Crypto Gap: Guidance for Countering North Korean Cryptocurrency Activity in Southeast Asia’ and Darya Dolzikova,...

The Inaugural JC Lord Lecture with WO1 Glenn Haughton OBE

22 May 2019, 15:30
RUSI Whitehall

The lecture takes its name from RSM John C Lord MVO MBE, known for his exemplary leadership skills.  His service in the Second World War included taking part in the seaborne operation to land at Taranto as part of the Allied invasion of Italy, and...

The Great Betrayal: How America Abandoned the Kurds and Lost the Middle East

21 May 2019, 12:15
RUSI Whitehall

Professor David Phillips will discuss one of the longest running conundrums in US Middle East policy, that of Washington’s position on the Kurds. His latest book The Great Betrayal: How American Abandoned the Kurds and Lost the Middle East (...

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