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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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NATO Sea Power: The New 360° Maritime Frontier

01 December 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Sea Power was a critical part of NATO’s deterrent posture throughout the Cold War.  But after the fall of the Berlin Wall the focus on Sea...

Preparing for the Indo-Pacific Century: The Australian Army Perspective

08 December 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In 2016, the release of the Australian Government’s Defence White Paper signalled a comprehensive review of the regional strategic...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

14 December 2017, 18:00
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...

Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

05 March 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In his lecture, Stephen will discuss the challenges of managing the Ministry of Defence, in particular making Defence more innovative and...

RUSI Conference: The Future of the Warfighter: Armed Forces People in the Twenty-First Century

23 November 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Whilst much academic attention has been paid to ideas such as the Whole Force Concept and the Defence Enterprise, with the notable exception of the Armed Forces Covenant there appears to have been...

Financial Crime 2.0

27 November 2017, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Technological innovation transforms financial flows on a permanent basis: existing financial institutions adapt their processes, new actors emerge, individuals gain the ability to conduct...

RUSI Conference: Air Forces as Weapons Systems

21 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

As several NATO countries prepare to take delivery of the fifth generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in the next few years, and France and Germany announce their intention to cooperate on the design...

Paper Launch – Big Data and Policing: An Assessment of Law Enforcement Requirements, Expectations and Priorities

06 September 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

In recent years, big data technology has revolutionised many domains, including the retail, healthcare and transportation sectors. However, the use of big data for policing has so far been limited, particularly in the UK. This is despite the...

POSTPONED: Technology and Future Combat Conference

02 August 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Human free warfare, and human-machine combat teaming, has been the subject of a good deal of discussion over the past ten years making the transition from science fiction to fielded capability.  To some, we are at an inflection point in the nature...

RUSI and the Victoria Cross in the First World War

27 July 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

In August 2014 RUSI published the RUSI Roll of Honour, containing the names of over 500 members of the institute who perished between 1914 and 1918. As part of RUSI’s programme of activities to mark the centenary of the First World War, RUSI hosted...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Sevastopol’s Wars: Crimea from Potemkin to Putin

26 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Founded by Catherine the Great in 1783, the maritime city of Sevastopol has been fought over for centuries. Crucial battles of the Crimean War were fought on the hills surrounding the city and the memory of this stalwart defence inspired those who...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Cyber Competition Scenario Planning

25 July 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Cyber 9/12 is a cyber policy and strategy competition run in conjunction with Cabinet Office, National Cyber Security Centre, RUSI and the Atlantic Council. The competition challenges teams of students to engage with cyber security policy and offer...

RUSI Annual General Meeting

20 July 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Nominations for electionThe four following individuals will be nominated for election as Trustees of the Institute on 20 July 2017 (CV's attached):The Rt Hon the Baroness AshtonGeneral Sir Nicholas HoughtonMs Alison Levitt QCHis Grace the Duke of...

OPEN TO ALL: Occasional Paper - Below the Surface: How Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Threatens Our Security

18 July 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Operating out of sight, and largely out of reach of the public and law enforcement alike, organised, high-volume illegal fishing can involve a range of violent and destructive criminal practices. In particular illegal fishing offences are known to...

A Year After Turkey’s Failed Coup Attempt: The Implications of Turkey’s Changing Security Environment

14 July 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Though the coup was thwarted at the cost of 248 dead and 2193 injured, the repercussions are felt in every quarter of Turkish political life. Meanwhile, the Syrian War poses a threat to Turkey’s border security and its regional interests. Because of...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Private roundtable with British Ambassador to Iran, Nicholas Hopton

12 July 2017, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

At this event he will examine the domestic political environment within Iran following the presidential elections in May, Iran's foreign policy within the context of the current GCC crisis and the future of the nuclear deal (known as the JCPOA). He...

OPEN TO ALL: Professor David Ormerod QC on the Protection of Official Data

12 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In February 2017 the Law Commission published a consultation paper entitled ‘The Protection of Official Data’, which suggests ways to improve the law around the protection of official information. The aim of this paper is to ensure that relevant...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Breakfast Briefing: Is your organisation fit for a complex and uncertain future? Four essential tests

12 July 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Over the next two decades, profound changes in political and societal structures, accelerated by transformative technologies, will require an organisation to be fit for a different kind of future. The speed and dimensions of such changes are...

OPEN TO ALL - Prospects for Russia’s Economy

11 July 2017, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Even in light of sanctions and the drop in oil prices, according to the IMF growth is expected to return to the Russian economy in 2017. But what does this mean in the context of Russia's political economy, investment climate and upcoming elections...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Defence Innovation and the UK: Responding to the Risks Identified by the US Third Offset Strategy

10 July 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The US Third Offset Strategy identified that Russia, China and other emerging powers had closed significantly the defence technology gap and were approaching technological parity with the West across key capabilities. This threatens the UK’s ability...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Countering Terrorism & Violent Extremism, Building Peace: risks, contradictions & how to manage them

10 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The political pressure to respond effectively to conflict and terrorist attacks, at home and abroad, is intensifying. This roundtable aims to provide a non-partisan space for continuing the conversation, drawing on insights from Saferworld, RUSI and...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Sanctions and Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities for UK Sanctions Policy

10 July 2017, 10:00

As the UK seeks to leave the European Union its relations with Europe and the rest of the world will change significantly. This will include establishing a sanctions policy framework separate from the EU to ensure that the UK can continue to play a...

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