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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.

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E.g., Oct 20 2019

RUSI Members Only

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

05 December 2019, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the RUSI Christmas Party from 1945 to 2100.This event is open to...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: What Works (and What Doesn’t) in Efforts to Prevent or Counter Violent Extremism?

17 January 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

One of the most important lessons of the last two decades is that military and security-focused operations – in isolation – do not end terrorist movements. Efforts to prevent or counter violent...

RUSI Members Only

Professor Azar Gat on Has War been Declining: Why and Where?

27 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

While the world has become more peaceful than ever before, there is still much to worry about in terms of security and no place for complacency. Recent years have seen vicious wars in south and...

RUSI Members Only

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath, 1919

31 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 11 November 1918, Douglas Haig must have welcomed his imminent release from the immense burdens he had stoically borne for three years. He appreciated, however, that he would not yet be able to...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: Countering Cyber Risk - Threats, Responses and Future Trends

05 February 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Recent research suggests that business leaders now see cyber security as the top risk to their businesses, and the British Government has publicly stated that cyber is one of only three top tier...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing - UK Security Policy After Brexit

18 March 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The economic consequences of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal have received significant attention, but a no-deal Brexit would also have important security implications. Currently, as...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: The New British Army Operating Concept

17 June 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Following the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014, western governments have been trying to adapt to a challenging new security environment. Persistent instability in the Middle East and North Africa...

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Megan Butler on Turning Technology Against Financial Crime

23 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Technology has brought about a step change in how financial crime is committed, with much of the direct threat to customers having now...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2019

30 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC was appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff in June 2019. Commissioned in 1990, his operational...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2019

18 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

He will also discuss the need for maintaining and enhancing military capability across defence in an ever-changing operational environment....

Tipping Point: Britain, Brexit and Security in the 2020s

26 November 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Britain is facing unprecedented security challenges in the 2020s. The decade to come will not be as favourable as the two past decades. For...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

05 December 2019, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2019 Conference

13 November 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

This conference will examine the connection between defence and offence in deterring greyzone threats; it will also examine deterrence of aggression triggered by climate change.Deterrence is, by...

“Changing Times, Changing Treason?" A Lecture by the New Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

09 September 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

This speech reflected on whether the UK’s treason law needs to be updated to address the phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters who are British citizens or residents, and questioned whether the law properly allows for the trial and punishment of a...

US Secretary of Defense Dr Mark Esper

A Conversation with the US Secretary of Defense

06 September 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

In this wide-ranging discussion, Dr Esper addressed a number of key international defence and security challenges, including the importance of the critical transatlantic relationship. Dr Mark T. Esper became US Secretary of Defense on 23 July 2019....

Project Sandstone: On the Trail of the Tae Yang - AIS Spoofing and North Korean Coal Smuggling

01 August 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Project Sandstone is a new initiative looking to analyse and disrupt North Korean illicit shipping networks using Open Source Intelligence. Their latest report focuses on the Tae Yang, a DPRK flagged coal vessel spoofing its AIS to cloak its illicit...

HM Government Economic Crime Plan Publication

25 July 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The ECSB commissioned officials to draw up a public-private action plan to tackle the threat posed by economic crime in all its forms.At this event officials will present the government’s agreed Economic Crime Plan, which sets out in detail the...

What makes a crime-terror nexus? Evidence from 11 EU countries

22 July 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

GLOBSEC has assembled a database of 350 individuals either arrested for terrorism offences, fugitives from justice, or attackers who died while staging terrorist attacks during 2015, a peak year of jihadism in Europe. The team investigated the...

Rusi Building Whitehall London

188th RUSI Annual General Meeting

18 July 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

AGENDAThe agenda is available to download below. 

The English Job: Understanding Iran

10 July 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

In 2001, Jack Straw became the first senior British government minister to visit Iran since the 1979 revolution and has developed a growing interest in the country ever since. His latest book examines Britain’s extraordinary and tangled relationship...

Lieutenant General Christian Badia on European Military Capability Development: A Way Forward

09 July 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Today, the European Union (EU) is facing a variety of challenges. In addition to internal restructuring, the enlargement of the EU or Brexit, there is a call for more European effort in the sector of security and defence as the world is facing new...

Breakfast Briefing - Money Laundering and the Markets

04 July 2019, 8:15

Money laundering and the related responses from government authorities have, for some time, been viewed as areas dominated by policymakers and international organisations such as the Financial Action Task Force. More recently, as money laundering...

The UK in the Middle East: Strategy in a Changing Region

02 July 2019, 9:15
RUSI Whitehall

Brexit will force the UK into a critical re-examination of its place on the international stage. This includes a reconsideration of the UK’s strategy in the Middle East. As tensions between the US and Iran are rising again, it vital to assess how...

Logistics and Total Defence: How Successful was Trident Juncture 2018?

01 July 2019, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Norwegian armed forces, which were responsible for planning all logistics and total defence and has just finished their evaluation of the exercise, will present the results of the evaluation in this invitation-only event.Trident Juncture 2018,...

Young Professionals in Defence - Summer Networking Reception

28 June 2019, 12:45

You can now sign up to our collaborative Summer Networking Reception, held on 28th June.This is a fantastic opportunity to expand your network and to understand more about the wider opportunities available within the industry. The event is attended...

Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History

The Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History Awards 2019

27 June 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The panel of judges have exceptionally this year awarded two medals: John Hussey and Helen Parr received prizes for their books, Waterloo: The Campaign of 1815 and Our Boys respectively. The winners emerged from a strong shortlist of authors...

Emerging Security Issues in the Horn of Africa

27 June 2019, 12:45
RUSI Whitehall

RUSI’s National Security Studies group hosted a lecture with Amb. Monica Juma, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya since February 2018. Speaker biography Ambassador (Dr) Monica Juma is the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of...

Breakfast Briefing - UK Defence Reform

27 June 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has, since its inception, been subjected to almost continuous review. In 2011, Lord Levene issued his report into the structure and management of the MOD. The government accepted his findings and he has ceased his...

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