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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.

E.g., Feb 26 2021

RUSI Members Only

UK Defence and Security Policy: The Labour Party’s Vision

26 February 2021, 11:00

With the Government’s long-awaited Integrated Review expected to be published shortly and a new funding settlement for the MoD announced last November, Britain’s defence and security policy is...


Reforming Companies House

26 February 2021, 14:00

Please note: This event has been postponed and a new date will soon be avaialble. The UK has played a leading role in increasing company ownership transparency by making its company registry publicly...


The UK's Response to Cyber Fraud: A Strategic Approach

01 March 2021, 13:00

The webinar aims to showcase a new RUSI research paper on fresh approaches to tackling the scourge of cyber fraud. The report calls for a new UK cyber fraud strategy, generated and applied by key...


Can We Stem the Tide of Financial Crime Online?

01 March 2021, 16:00

The ever-expanding range of options for moving value online creates convenience but also leads to financial crime vulnerabilities. This applies in particular to FinTechs and cryptocurrency businesses...


Winning Without Victories? Navigating Indecisiveness in Endless Wars

03 March 2021, 13:00

The challenge of how to achieve a decisive victory has never been more complicated for today’s armed forces. With a shortage of resources, sub-threshold conflicts, constantly changing defence...


The Impact of Fraud on UK National Security

03 March 2021, 15:00

This webinar will discuss a timely new research paper from RUSI considering the impact of fraud on UK national security. Driven in part by growing public disquiet over the current response to fraud,...

Invite Only

Terrorism and the Media: Reporting in the UK - Paper Launch

04 March 2021, 14:00

RUSI’s year-long, two-phase ‘Terrorism and the Media’ project was an independent research effort funded by the office of the Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations Neil Basu, the UK’s Head...


Signs of Change in Turkish Foreign Policy?

05 March 2021, 11:30

Following years of deteriorating relations with the European Union, the United States and Israel, Ankara appears to be interested in improving ties.  Turkey’s recent diplomatic outreach follows signs...


Boko Haram’s Past, Present and Future

08 March 2021, 14:00

The Royal United Services Institute and the Centre for African Conflict and Development are joining hands in a webinar panel of experts to discuss Boko Haram’s protracted insurgency, as well as the...


Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories and the Hunt for Putin’s Agents

10 March 2021, 16:00

In 2010, a group of Russian deep cover ‘sleeper agents’ were arrested in the US. It was the culmination of a decade-long investigation, and...

We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People

17 March 2021, 16:00

Bellingcat has redefined the way we think about news, politics, and the digital future. Its founder tells the story of how he and his team...

Future War and the Defence of Europe

01 April 2021, 14:00

Europeans should be under no illusion: unless they do far more for their own defence, and do this very differently, all that they now take...

Combat Air Power 2021: Competing Visions for the Future

24 March 2021, 9:30

Each of the three efforts is aiming to eventually field a family of systems which will work together to deliver future air power effects. However, exactly what form this family of systems will take...

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...

Closed for Business: North Korea in 2020

25 February 2021, 13:00

North Korea has continually denied that it has suffered any Covid-19 infections. However, in response to the pandemic the country has closed its borders and idled its trading vessels.As we continue to keep a careful watch on developments in the...

Sea Power Virtual Conference 2021: Transforming Maritime Forces For an Age of Persistent Competition

25 February 2021, 12:15

It now verges on a truism to note that the future operating environment will be characterized by persistent competition.  The distinction between peacetime and war is increasingly blurred, as nations’ strategic and operational concepts come to...

Enemy at the Gates – the growing challenge of external interference

24 February 2021, 14:00

In the growing friction between the West and strategic competitors such as China and Russia, businesses in our countries can no longer remain just bystanders. Businesses are indirectly affected as interference - in election processes, for instance...

Project Launch: Reviewing Effectiveness of Counter-Terrorism and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Activities

24 February 2021, 10:00

RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict Research Group has conducted a systematic literature review, funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, looking at the effectiveness of counter-terrorism (CT) and efforts to prevent and counter violent...

South Africa and Democracy in Africa

24 February 2021, 9:00

The recent elections in Uganda have highlighted the risk that Africa is facing a democratic pushback after two decades of progress in moving away from authoritarian orders.  With the continent facing a series of key elections in 2021 and 2022, there...

Goodbye Britannia: The UK Challenged by Brexit

23 February 2021, 16:00

The outcome of the 2016 Brexit referendum sparked astonishment around the world and in the UK, widely regarded as the epitome of globalisation. Even though Britain is an island nation, very different from the mainland member states of the European...

The US and the Yemen Conflict – From Trump to Biden

22 February 2021, 14:00

The Biden presidency promises significant changes to the United States’ approach towards the conflict in Yemen. Prior to his election, President Biden described the war as ‘disastrous’ and, with his first five days in office, the President approved...

Paper Launch - The Contested Relationship Between Youth and Violent Extremism

18 February 2021, 14:00

As part of the Prevention Project, RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict Research Group has conducted extensive research on the effectiveness of global interventions aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). The Prevention Project...

What Prospects for US-Iran Ties Under the Biden Administration? The View From Iran

17 February 2021, 14:00

After more than two years of “maximum pressure” under the Trump presidency, what are the options for re-engagement with Iran under a Biden presidency? With a prospective return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA,) high on the new US...

Transatlantic Perspectives on Cyber Security: Challenges and Opportunities

16 February 2021, 16:00

Cyber security has become a priority issue globally, a fact further underscored by the Covid-19 pandemic. In this wide-ranging discussion, Maggie Hassan and Robert Hannigan will offer their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for...

Diversity and Inclusion Policies in Practice: Reflections from the UK National Security Community

15 February 2021, 14:00

While the benefits of prioritising diversity and inclusion within an organisation are by now generally accepted, translating these into concrete institutional commitments remains a challenge. This is also true of organisations in the defence and...

JC Lord Memorial Lecture: Mental Wellbeing – Everyone’s Challenge

11 February 2021, 16:00

Read the full transcript of the speech Transcript: This is my second JC Lord lecture and just like the first I am incredibly proud to be able to stand here and speak under the name of such an influential character on my own life and career. A...

Launch of the Gender in Conflict and Security Webinar Series - Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women

08 February 2021, 16:00

The war crime few want to talk about: rape is used as a weapon to humiliate, oppress, seize territory, and carry out ethnic cleansing. Following an encounter with terrified Yazidi survivors in a dilapidated asylum place on a tiny Greek island, war...

The Future of UK Security, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Co-operation with the European Union

04 February 2021, 16:00

Post-Brexit, UK police and security agencies were keen to maintain access to SIS II, an EU database with real-time crime alerts, to the European Criminal Records Information System, and the Prüm information-sharing arrangements for DNA and...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: The Tank in World War One – Did Haig Help or Hinder its Development?

29 January 2021, 13:00

Major General J.F.C. Fuller, Chief of Staff of the Tank Corps from 1916 to mid-1918 and a key player in its successes, wrote in his memoirs: “though the Germans gave us a lot of trouble, Sir Douglas Haig and his phenomenally unimaginative General...