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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.

Progressive Terrorism Studies Webinar Series – Disrupting Networks of Influence

27 October 2020, 14:00

Exploring the roots of Salafi-Jihadi resilience creates an opportunity for policymakers and tech professionals to consider data which can...

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...

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...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2020

03 December 2020, 15:30

Lecture by General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence.The Chief of the Defence Staff...

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...

Terrorism and the Mass Media Launch Event

11 May 2020, 14:00

Access paper here An independent piece of research commissioned by London Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations Neil Basu, this paper examines the role the media can play in amplifying the impact of terrorism. It...

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Does the Current Strategy to Counter Terrorist Financing Work?

07 May 2020, 14:00

Access the paper Since 9/11, targeting the finances of terrorist actors has been a central element of the global counterterrorism landscape. Indeed, the first public shot fired by George W. Bush in his ‘War on Terror’ was a financial measure in the...

Mapping a Pandemic: Britain and China: Unusual Business - The Future Bilateral Relationship

07 May 2020, 14:00

“We ought to look at all sides of this and do it in a balanced way, but there is no doubt that we can’t have business as usual after this crisis”. This is how Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab characterised the challenge he believes Britain is facing...

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