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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., Aug 7 2020

RUSI Members Only

VJ Day 75 Years On: Reflections on the UK-Japan Relationship

13 August 2020, 10:00

15 August 2020 – VJ Day - marks both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War. The conclusion of years of hardship, sacrifice and bloodshed brought joy and relief for many; for...

RUSI Members Only

Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence

20 August 2020, 16:00

Intelligence agencies provide critical information to national security and foreign policy decision makers, but spying also poses inherent dilemmas for liberty, privacy, human rights and diplomacy....

Invite Only

Sweden’s Total Defence 2020 Exercise: Presentation of Preliminary Outcomes

25 August 2020, 15:00

This summer Sweden is concluding Total Defence 2020, its first total defence exercise in more than three decades. The national exercise, which began in the autumn of 2019, is led by the Swedish Armed...

Invite Only

Keeping Online Payments Safe: Resilience of Digital Payments

02 September 2020, 16:00

Though most transactions go through without problems, the vast volume of transactions and money now changing hands online means online payment systems are a constant target for crime and other...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Whitehall Briefing - The Future of UK–EU Intelligence Sharing in a Post-Brexit World

09 September 2020, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The UK has been deeply embedded in EU security mechanisms for many years. In fact, the UK was instrumental in developing many of the capabilities which are now relied upon to facilitate co-operation...

RUSI Members Only

Ahead of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly – Can Multilateralism be Rebuilt for a Post-Covid World: A Conversation Between The Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander and Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens

14 September 2020, 16:00

This wide-ranging conversation will cover the multilateral response to the Covid- 19 crisis to date and will look ahead to the key themes of the 75th United Nations General Assembly - from Covid to...

RUSI Members Only

Building Stronger Societies Webinar Series: Organising Ourselves for the Next Crisis

16 September 2020, 16:00

When the coronavirus pandemic struck the world, a fact that had previously not been considered critical became obvious: most Western countries are ill-prepared for crises. While governments may have...

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Extreme Threats to the UK

17 September 2020, 9:00

The National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 stated that “it would be irresponsible to assume that the UK will not in the foreseeable future be confronted with the...

RUSI Members Only

Tom Tugendhat on Reappraising UK Foreign Policy Towards China

22 September 2020, 10:30

The coronavirus crisis and the introduction of a new security law in Hong Kong has underlined the need for a better understanding of China's place in the world and an urgent reappraisal of the UK-...

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VJ Day 75 Years On: Reflections on the UK-Japan Relationship

13 August 2020, 10:00

15 August 2020 – VJ Day - marks both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War. The conclusion of years of hardship,...

Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence

20 August 2020, 16:00

Intelligence agencies provide critical information to national security and foreign policy decision makers, but spying also poses inherent...

Ahead of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly – Can Multilateralism be Rebuilt for a Post-Covid World: A Conversation Between The Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander and Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens

14 September 2020, 16:00

This wide-ranging conversation will cover the multilateral response to the Covid- 19 crisis to date and will look ahead to the key themes...

Building Stronger Societies Webinar Series: Organising Ourselves for the Next Crisis

16 September 2020, 16:00

When the coronavirus pandemic struck the world, a fact that had previously not been considered critical became obvious: most Western...

Tom Tugendhat on Reappraising UK Foreign Policy Towards China

22 September 2020, 10:30

The coronavirus crisis and the introduction of a new security law in Hong Kong has underlined the need for a better understanding of China'...

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: Countering CBRN At Home and Abroad

23 September 2020, 9:00

The use of Chemical Weapons is a war crime. Yet chemical weapons have been used widely during the Syrian conflict, including the use of nerve agents, while in 2018 Russia conducted a nerve agent...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference

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...

DANA in Tbilisi, Georgia Independence Day parade, 2008. Courtesy Kober/Wikipedia.

The Legacies of the 2008 Russia-Georgia War for Security in the Black Sea Region

06 August 2020, 14:00

The August 2008 Russia-Georgia marked a key moment for post-Cold War European security. The fighting that erupted in the summer between Russia and Georgia, and which also involved the self-declared breakaway republics of South Ossetia and...

Progressive Terrorism Studies Webinar Series – The Persistent Online Presence: The Shift in Platform  Exploitation  Over Time

30 July 2020, 15:30

How the Salafi-Jihadi movement has been able to exploit the internet to distribute their message has been a key concern of those seeking to challenge these narratives.In 2019 Emily Winterbotham, Dr Ali Fisher and Dr Nico Prucha published the largest...

CTF Online Symposium No. 2: New Technologies but Old Methods in Terrorism Financing

30 July 2020, 15:00

Terrorists are adaptative: they update their tactics, also in the financial space. They exploit new technologies to procure weapons and components, sell propaganda, move funds internationally, and solicit donations. In this webinar, Jessica will...

Peacebuilding During a Health Crisis: Lessons from the Africa Ebola Epidemic

29 July 2020, 12:00

 The COVID- 19 pandemic has triggered new reflections around the impact of such crises on countries and communities, and how humanitarian, peace and development actors should react. In this webinar, practitioners involved in the response to Ebola...

Paper Launch – Reviewing the Evidence Base for P/CVE Communications

28 July 2020, 14:00

Over the past two years, RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict group has conducted extensive research on the effectiveness of global preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) interventions. The Prevention Project aims to analyse P/CVE...

Paper Launch - Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Through Education Initiatives

21 July 2020, 14:00

Prevention is a vital pillar of counterterrorism (CT) strategies across the globe. Yet despite nearly 20 years of preventive initiatives, this issue continues to be highly politicised, misunderstood and contested. To help address this, RUSI has ...

Launch of the Building Stronger Societies Webinar Series: Restricting Foreign Acquisitions for the Sake of National Security

17 July 2020, 11:00

In the past few months, an increasing number of Western countries - including Poland, Italy, Sweden and the UK - have announced new screening mechanisms for foreign takeovers of domestic companies. While governments traditionally screen takeovers of...

189th RUSI Annual General Meeting

16 July 2020, 16:00

A notice of all business to be transacted at the meeting was posted on the Institute’s website. TO VIEW BIOGRAPHIES, CLICK HERE.  TO VIEW FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, CLICK HERE.

Whitehall Briefing - Cat and Mouse: North Korean Sanctions Evasion in 2020

16 July 2020, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

Following the release of the March 2020 United Nations Panel of Expert’s report on North Korea, James Byrne and Hamish Macdonald reflect on the country’s ongoing efforts to evade the unilateral and multilateral sanctions regime targeting the country...

The Ministry of Defence Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

15 July 2020, 13:00

In his speech, the Minister for the Armed Forces will discuss the role of the Ministry of Defence in mitigating the Covid-19 crisis and how the pandemic will shape the Armed Forces of the future. James Heappey MP was elected as the Conservative...

Paper Launch - By Parity and Presence: Deterring Russia with Conventional Land Forces

14 July 2020, 14:00

Access the paper here. Nuclear deterrence is underpinned by absolute consequences. Conventional deterrence functions along a sliding scale from warfighting to persistent competition. RUSI has completed a study of the requirements for UK land...

The US Army and Great Power Competition: A Speech by the US Secretary of the Army

13 July 2020, 16:30

The US Army has been radically altering its approach for the last 5 years, shifting from counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations to preparedness for high intensity conflict in an era of Great Power competition.  Within this, the...

A New Model for Tackling Cyber-Enabled Fraud

06 July 2020, 12:00

Cybercriminals are consistently targeting financial institutions and individuals by carrying out cyber-enabled and cyber-assisted fraud. This type of cybercrime should be high on the agenda for security teams and business leaders within all...

Book Launch - Toxic: A History of Nerve Agents, From Nazi Germany to Putin's Russia

02 July 2020, 15:00

Kaszeta was joined by Dr. Caitriona McLeish for an interactive discussion on the book, and explore what this historical review can teach us about managing chemical weapons risks today.Toxic is a dark and chilling story of the invention,...

Mapping a Pandemic: Managing Instability - The Pandemic from the Perspective of Civil Society

25 June 2020, 12:00

In fragile and conflict affected environments, governments have struggled to provide healthcare, food security, education and safety for their citizens. With access and trusted relationships across communities, civil society leaders - including...

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