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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.

They Call It Diplomacy: Forty Years of Representing Britain Abroad

14 April 2021, 16:00

Sir Peter Westmacott's forty-year career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office straddled the last decade of the Cold War and the age of...

Our Man in Malaysia: The Life and Actions of a North Korean Agent

15 April 2021, 13:00

In 2017, a North Korean national named Ri Jong Chol was arrested in Malaysia in connection to the assassination at Kuala Lumpur airport of...

How Integrated are Foreign Affairs and Development in the UK Integrated Review?

26 April 2021, 16:00

In this wide-ranging conversation, Douglas Alexander and Rory Stewart deploy the experience they gained in their previously-held government...

Hard Choices: What Britain Does Next

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...

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...

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...

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...

CANCELLED: Advancing Africa: Changes influencing Africa's fragile peace landscape - A conversation with Alan Doss, President of the Kofi Annan Foundation

11 March 2020, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED.Africa is today witnessing democratic setbacks. Electoral constituencies are being gerrymandered, the control over electoral management bodies and judicial institutions manipulated, vote-buying, and the...

RUSI Integrating Information Manoeuvre Conference

10 March 2020, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

This information space has become the prominent area and medium for competition. The substantial erosion of the rules-based international system has created new and evolving implicit rules of competition, and the prospect of outright victory has...

UK-Russia Security Dialogue 2019-2020 London Report Launch

09 March 2020, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Against the backdrop of a strained UK-Russia political relationship, over the past year RUSI and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) convened a series of workshops bringing together policy and industry specialists from the United...

Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea

09 March 2020, 10:00

Maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea is a pressing issue with ramifications both for the region and the wider world. A range of non-traditional security challenges from petro-piracy to maritime environmental degradation act as constraints on the...

International Women’s Day: Marking the 20th anniversary of UNSCR 1325

06 March 2020, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

UNSCR 1325 was a landmark resolution. It affirmed that peace and security efforts are more sustainable when women are equal partners in the prevention of violent conflict, the delivery of relief and recovery efforts, and the forging of lasting peace...

UK PONI Lockheed Martin Tour and Writing Workshop

03 March 2020, 9:00

The Ampthill facility supports a range of capabilities, including: air-land integration; battlespace management; ground-based air defense; weapons safety, integration and support. Furthermore, the facility’s portfolio includes complex mission...

RUSI Missile Defence and Space Conference 2020

26 February 2020, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

While a good deal of attention has been paid to the dynamic between missile salvos and missile defences at the strategic level, the emphasis of the field may well shift to the operational level of warfare in coming years. A step change in both the...

The Future of Economic Crime Policing in the UK

25 February 2020, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

This culminated in the launch of the first ever cross-government, public-private Economic Crime Plan in July 2019, which sought to get a grip on the problem by taking action along a number of policy, legislative and operational streams. Essential...

Protecting Advanced Economies Against Cyber Attacks

25 February 2020, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Dr Samantha Ravich, a member of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission – a bipartisan commission mandated by the US Congress, comprising leaders of federal security agencies as well as congressional leaders – and Vice Chair of President Trump’s...

RUSI Annual Security Lecture

24 February 2020, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

> Read the RUSI report on Data Analytics and Algorithms in Policing launched at this event. The Speech "Last night, I spoke to ‘Tony’ who is one of my sergeants who works on the Venice team. The Venice team have reduced moped enabled crime in...

UK PONI Roundtable: Lessons from the 1960s (TSR2 and Polaris) for the contemporary Defence Nuclear Enterprise.

20 February 2020, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

This event is for UK PONI members only. To become a member please email ukponi@rusi.orgDuring this period, Polaris missiles and Resolution class submarines were procured, with Polaris later upgraded under the Chevaline programme, whilst the nuclear...

UK Strategic Command Conference

18 February 2020, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

In 2012, the UK formed the Joint Forces Command to manage and deliver specific joint capabilities and lead on the conceptual component for Defence.  Seven years later in December 2019, Joint Forces Command transitioned into Strategic Command.  The...

Fighting with Pride: LGBTQ+ in the British Armed Forces

17 February 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this wide-ranging discussion, LGBTQ+ servicemen and women who have served in the British Armed Forces since the Second World War will discuss their remarkable lives. These are stories and profoundly moving testaments to loyalty, courage on the...

UK PONI Workshop: Introduction to Nuclear Weapons Policy

11 February 2020, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

UK PONI will hold a one-day workshop comprising a series of seminars from RUSI staff on nuclear policy basics, covering deterrence, disarmament, proliferation and nuclear programmes worldwide. This workshop is aimed at early career professionals...

Breakfast Briefing - The Politics of Arms Control: Getting Beyond Post-Cold War Pathologies and Finding Security in a Competitive Environment

11 February 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In this briefing, Dr Ford will assess the various objectives and motivations shaping arms control advocacy and policies in the post-Cold War period, and emphasise the central role that security plays in the Trump Administration’s arms control...

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