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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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Book Launch: The Hall of Mirrors by Jim Storr

05 November 2018, 17:30

What can we learn from war, and warfare, in the 20th century? Surprisingly, the question has not been addressed.After the First World War, four empires ceased to exist and eight new countries were...

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RUSI Modern Deterrence Conference 2018: Securing Societies

06 November 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The conference will launch RUSI’s Modern Deterrence programme, which will run over the next four years with the aim of better defining the concept. In recent months, the notion of Modern Deterrence...

Defence Policy

RUSI Members Only

Lethal AI and Autonomy Conference

07 November 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomy continue to hit the headlines of major media outlets, yet few of these deal with the specific considerations of military use: what does the arrival of such...

Invite Only

Breakfast Briefing: The US Mid-term Elections 2018

08 November 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

President Donald Trump’s ability to govern in the final two years of his first term will hinge upon the outcome of the 6 November US mid-term elections. This briefing will reflect on the current...

RUSI Members Only

Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule The World And How to Take It Back

09 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

From the passport-vendors of St Kitts and Nevis, to the secrecy vendors of Nevada, to the property vendors of Knightsbridge, it exposes a system where, if you're rich enough, whoever you are,...

Invite Only

Annual John Garnett Memorial Lecture

14 November 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The annual John Garnett Memorial Lecture honours the legacy of Professor John Garnett as the first academic in the field of Strategic Studies worldwide. Professor Garnett pioneered Strategic Studies...

RUSI Members Only

The Zinoviev Letter: A Century of Fake News?

27 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Zinoviev Letter of 1924, encouraging the British proletariat to greater revolutionary effort, was apparently sent by Grigori Zinoviev, head of the Bolshevik propaganda organisation, to the...

RUSI Members Only

Call for Levene: A Discussion with Lord Levene

27 November 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

In this discussion, Lord Levene will recount his early career and how he grew a small company into a prime contractor to the Ministry of Defence. Then, how out of nowhere, came a phone call from...

RUSI Members Only

The Evolving Role of the Military during non-discretionary National Crises

28 November 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Brigadier Ridge will further reflect on what this means for the nature and construct of military deployments and how this has been reflected in recent British efforts. He will also offer some...

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Regional order: forging new alliances in the Middle East

23 October 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Gulf Cooperation Council has been transformed by the blockade imposed upon Qatar by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE in June...

RUSI Whitehall Paper Launch - Security in Northern Europe: Deterrence, Defence and Dialogue

23 October 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The volume looks at how key NATO allies can respond to the changing strategic situation through a successful mix of effective deterrence, a...

Members’ Event - UK Future Combat Air Strategy

24 October 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The government has been reviewing the future combat air strategy for the UK, based on the need to replace Typhoon in the 2030s. An...

Lethal AI and Autonomy Conference

07 November 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomy continue to hit the headlines of major media outlets, yet few of these deal with the specific...

Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule The World And How to Take It Back

09 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

From the passport-vendors of St Kitts and Nevis, to the secrecy vendors of Nevada, to the property vendors of Knightsbridge, it exposes a...

RUSI Modern Deterrence Conference 2018: Securing Societies

06 November 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The conference will launch RUSI’s Modern Deterrence programme, which will run over the next four years with the aim of better defining the concept. In recent months, the notion of Modern Deterrence...

Is Space the New Cyber? UK Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

16 January 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Conversations about space across the UK government are dominated by the military and industry.  Despite broad agreement across other government departments on the importance of space, there seems to...

Missile Defence Conference 2019: Beyond Ballistic Missiles? Missile Defence in an Era of Great Power Competition

13 February 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The purpose of the conference will be to explore the ways in which missile defence programmes will have to adapt in an era where rogue states are not the bete noire of the international order. In...

Decoding Dehumanisation: Preventing Dehumanisation through Neuroscience

25 July 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

Based on cutting-edge research across five continents, Beyond Conflict is creating evidence-based tools to better prevent systemic discrimination, reduce conflict, and prevent mass atrocities.RUSI is delighted to host Beyond Conflict for a...

Breakfast Briefing: Thinking the Unthinkable

23 July 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Executive leadership faces new vulnerabilities. Many leaders privately concede them, but few are willing to talk publicly about them. ‘Unthinkable’ events since 2014 have revealed a new leadership fragility at the highest levels and the pace of...

Rusi Building Whitehall London

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 adopted”.4. Second Resolution“That Messrs BDO LLP...

Annual Report 2017-18

19 July 2018, 16:00

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

16 July 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Please note this event is now sold out. 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 structural...

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 decades—Moscow has consistently used its compatriots...

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 sort of operations towards which it might commit UK...

The India-Pakistan Deadlock

09 July 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

Please click 'Register Now' to book your place - if you are unable to do so, please register your attendance with Sajid Ali via SajidA@rusi.org. Please note, registration is mandatory for this event.Ceasefire violations, militancy, and diplomatic...

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 over two years, from August 1944 to the end of...

Defence, Industry and UK Prosperity: A Report by Philip Dunne MP

09 July 2018, 11:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Ministry of Defence's formal obligation to contribute to national prosperity is several years old and the Secretary of state recently asked Philip Dunne MP to prepare an independent report on what the MoD is doing and might do differently in...

Antonio Giustozzi on The Islamic State in Khorasan

05 July 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

So-called Islamic State began to appear in what it calls Khorasan (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia, Iran and India) in 2014. Reports of its presence were at first dismissed as propaganda, but during 2015 it became clear that IS had a serious...

Reforming the SARs Regime: Legislative, Regulatory and Technical Challenges

05 July 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The system for reporting suspicious financial activity in the UK is recognised as not fitting the needs of the 21st century. The global standards on which the regime is based are several decades old. The emergence of public-private partnerships for...

Think Tanks in the 21st Century: Engaging Youth and Use of Technology

03 July 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world's oldest independent think tank on international defence and security. Founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, RUSI has been providing forward thinking, free discussion and careful reflection on...

Rules for Modernising UK Defence: Enough of the Negativity

03 July 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Speech Thank you also to RUSI – to Peter and all the others here who have facilitated this event today.  I have, over the last week, thought at length over what I was going to say today. I am enormously grateful to be given the chance by RUSI to...

Money Laundering and the London Property Market

02 July 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

At the global Anti-Corruption Summit in May 2016, PM David Cameron emphasised the need to “clean up our property market right here in London.” This turned attention to the role of professional services firms, especially lawyers, accountants and real...

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