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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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Prisoner's Voices in the Liberation Collection

09 July 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Chadwyck-Healey Liberation Collection is a comprehensive collection of books and pamphlets in French on the Second World War, the occupation and the liberation, published during a period of just...

RUSI Members Only

The UK Modernising Defence Programme

09 July 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Throughout 2018, the Ministry of Defence has been undertaking a defence review to match resources to requirements. This supposes that the government understands the range of obligations it has, the...

RUSI Members Only

The New Russian Empire: A discussion with Dr Agnia Grigas

11 July 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

In 2016 Dr Agnia Grigas asked how Russia will redraw post-Soviet borders in the wake of Russian expansionism. In Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire Dr Grigas illustrated how —for more than two...

RUSI Members Only

Defence Science and Technology: An Audit

12 July 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

From the US Third Offset Strategy through to last year’s UK policy refresh relating to defence science and technology, this is a complex and highly contested area of UK defence management, with...

Invite Only

Breakfast Briefing: Reflections on the NATO Summit: What Next?

16 July 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

All NATO summits seem to be meeting at times of 'critical choice'. The NATO summit in Brussels on 11-12 July will be no different, but more importantly, it will straddle some near-term and major...

RUSI Members Only

187th RUSI Annual General Meeting

19 July 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

AGENDA1. The Chairman’s Address and Director-General Update2. Financial Report3. First Resolution“That the financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2018, as circulated, be taken as read and...

RUSI Members Only

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2018

04 September 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this centenary year of the Royal Air Force, the world’s oldest independent air force, Air Marshal Stringer will reflect on what independent air power has achieved. He will argue that in the modern...

Is Space the New Cyber?: Uk Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

02 October 2018, 9:00

As well as outlining the space threat landscape, it will also provide an opportunity to explore current understanding of dependencies, vulnerabilities and solutions.Conversations about space across...

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The Future of the Internet

28 June 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The importance of the Internet continues to grow. The emergence of social media has placed the Internet at the centre of social life and...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture: Fear of Abandonment - Australia’s Response to Changing Global Orders

29 June 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In its recent Foreign Policy White Paper, the Australian Government describes how the ‘significant forces of change’ buffeting the...

Prisoner's Voices in the Liberation Collection

09 July 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Chadwyck-Healey Liberation Collection is a comprehensive collection of books and pamphlets in French on the Second World War, the...

The UK Modernising Defence Programme

09 July 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Throughout 2018, the Ministry of Defence has been undertaking a defence review to match resources to requirements. This supposes that the...

The New Russian Empire: A discussion with Dr Agnia Grigas

11 July 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In 2016 Dr Agnia Grigas asked how Russia will redraw post-Soviet borders in the wake of Russian expansionism. In Beyond Crimea: The New...

Is Space the New Cyber?: Uk Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

02 October 2018, 9:00

As well as outlining the space threat landscape, it will also provide an opportunity to explore current understanding of dependencies, vulnerabilities and solutions.Conversations about space across...

Breakfast Briefing: Artificial Intelligence – Latest Analysis from RUSI

29 May 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Recent developments in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have resulted in rapid advancements in the abilities of computers to learn automatically and improve from experience, and make decisions just like humans....

RUSI–The First Sea Lord's Sea Power Conference 2018

24 May 2018, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

First Sea Lord's Speech Read the speech here Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson The conference addressed the potential for human-machine combat teaming, implications for force design, disinvestment strategies and people from the year 2035.   The...

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 16th Annual Conference

23 May 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Now in its 16th year, the conference will focus on 'Politics, Partners and Protection’ and will seek to explore some of the key issues confronting contemporary peacekeeping. The sessions will include consideration of how peacekeeping can work when...

Why We Fight: The Evolutionary Psychology of Warfare

22 May 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

From the pursuit of social status and belonging, to the rationalisation of violence through mechanisms such as morality, religion and shared ideology, this lecture will explore recent advances in the cognitive sciences, and demonstrate their...

Organised Crime/Terror Nexus Workshop

22 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The organised crime/terror nexus manifests at various levels. Organised crime groups and terrorists may converge, permanently or opportunistically. For instance, terrorist groups such as the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) are known to tax and extort...

Air Marshal Phil Osborn on Intelligence and Information Advantage in a Contested World

18 May 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

The clarity of peace, transition to war, and war is fast disappearing. State-based competition and confrontation are now becoming the norm, played out across a multi-dimensional and multi-speed battlespace. For some, traditional levers of national...

Breakfast Briefing: Iran’s Nuclear Deal – What Next?

17 May 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

US President Donald Trump has until 12 May to decide whether or not to waive sanctions against Iran again, in line with the terms of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Back in January, President Trump stated that unless a series of...

Global Connectivity or Stitching Up the World: How Should We Understand the Belt and Road

16 May 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is Beijing’s dominant foreign policy narrative. But how should we understand it from a normative perspective from Beijing – is it about a community of shared destiny or is it rather an attempt to tie up international...

The Iraq Election Results: What next for Iraq’s political stability?

16 May 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

On the 12th of May, Iraq will experience its fourth democratic Parliamentary election, the nation’s first since its near destruction at the hands of ISIS. Following the official end of the campaign against ISIS in December 2017 and the start of the...

The Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History Award Ceremony

15 May 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Royal United Services Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History, named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and the Founding Patron of RUSI. The Institute acknowledges, with...

City of London

Proliferation Finance Experts Workshop

15 May 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Supported by the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, the workshop will be an opportunity for experts to showcase research findings, enhance collaborative efforts and advance common ideas about best practice. Participants will consider the...

POSTPONED: Whitehall Paper Launch - The Spectre of a Westphalian Europe?

11 May 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Spectre of a Westphalian Europe? discusses the cohesion of Europe’s geopolitical architecture, and offers a new way of understanding the contemporary regional balance. Luis Simón contends that Europe is undergoing a balance of power crisis set...

Sir Simon McDonald on Delivering UK Foreign Policy

11 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Sir Simon discussed post-Brexit UK foreign policy, including promoting the influence of global Britain, strengthening our partnerships and supporting good governance, democracy, rule of law and human rights. On the record transcript...

The Protection of Civilians in Conflict

08 May 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

The nature of modern warfare is rapidly changing and, in recent years, has been defined by: protracted and complex conflicts; fluctuating geopolitical allegiances; challenges to multilateralism; and the prominence of non-state actors. As we have...

Nuclear Diplomacy in South Asia

03 May 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Dr. Yusuf will discuss high-stakes diplomacy between the two nuclear armed neighbours, India and Pakistan, and examine crisis management and specifically the role of international diplomacy in preventing major conflict. At a time of high tensions...

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