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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., Sep 24 2017

RUSI Members Only

People, Places and Military Spouses

17 October 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The 2011 Armed Forces Covenant makes explicit that the British government has a responsibility towards military spouses. However, there has been no identifiable attempt to understand the lived...

UK Defence

Open to All

Disarmament after the Nuclear Ban Treaty

19 October 2017, 18:00

On the 20 September 2017 an international treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons opened for signature at the UN. The treaty was adopted following the vote of 122 states in favour of the text,...

RUSI Members Only

Anatomy of a Campaign: The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940

20 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The British campaign in Norway in 1940 was an ignominious and abject failure. It is perhaps best known as the fiasco which directly led to the fall of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and his...

Open to All

Armageddon & Paranoia with Sir Rodric Braithwaite

25 October 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

On both sides of the Iron Curtain, dedicated scientists cracked the secrets of nature, dutiful military men planned to use the bomb in war, politicians contemplated an intolerable decision. Patriotic...

RUSI Corpoate Members

Rogue Trading: Why Illicit and Illegal Trading is a Major Security Issue

10 November 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Many people who consider themselves law-abiding citizens do not see a problem with buying things that are traded illicitly, from pirated intellectual property to counterfeit fashion goods. The...

RUSI Members Only

British Foreign Policy After Brexit: An Independent Voice

10 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The authors will discuss how Britain’s global role and influence can be enhanced rather than diminished post-Brexit, with a diplomatic, security, development and trade agenda based on hard-headed...

RUSI Members Only

Keir Starmer on the Implications of Brexit

17 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Keir will consider the wide ranging policy implications for the United Kingdom of leaving the European Union.BiographyThe Rt Hon Keir Starmer KCB QC MP has served since 2015 as the...

RUSI Members Only

Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

22 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Stephen will discuss the challenges of managing the Ministry of Defence, in particular making Defence more innovative and protecting the UK in uncertain times.Speaker BiographyStephen...

Open to All

The Inaugural Airey Neave Memorial Book Prize

22 November 2017, 18:00

In the wake of the killing of Airey Neave by Irish terrorists in 1979, the Airey Neave Trust was established through public subscription, to further research and understanding in relation to Freedom...

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Hope Springs Eternal? Prospects for a Durable Settlement in Cyprus

04 October 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

"I want to tell Greek and Turkish Cypriots that we should unite and look at the prospects of independence, of true independence and...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2017

04 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The next eight years represent a continuing period of fundamental yet exciting change for the Royal Air Force as they adapt the way they...

People, Places and Military Spouses

17 October 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The 2011 Armed Forces Covenant makes explicit that the British government has a responsibility towards military spouses. However, there has...

Anatomy of a Campaign: The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940

20 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The British campaign in Norway in 1940 was an ignominious and abject failure. It is perhaps best known as the fiasco which directly led to...

British Foreign Policy After Brexit: An Independent Voice

10 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The authors will discuss how Britain’s global role and influence can be enhanced rather than diminished post-Brexit, with a diplomatic,...

Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities Conference: Force Enabler, Force Multiplier or Something More?

03 October 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The last thirty years have seen the UK and other western nations lose their strong position in electronic warfare (EW) at the same time as operations in and through cyberspace have become an...

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...

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...

OPEN TO ALL: Al Qaeda, Iran and the future of terrorism in the Middle East

07 July 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Whilst various states in the Middle East accuse each other of terrorism few would imagine a partnership between Iran and Al Qaeda.As ISIS retreats Al Qaeda is ready to take the lead role again and its quiet rebuilding has been underestimated. After...

BY INVITATION ONLY: The GCC Crisis and implications for UK Foreign Policy

07 July 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The United Kingdom's longstanding role in the Gulf means that the current impasse presents a myriad of challenges to the UK national interest. The panel will discuss the status of the crisis, its impacts both regionally and globally, and how the...

OPEN TO ALL: Book Launch - 2020: World of War

05 July 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Inspired by General Sir John Hackett’s book, The Third World War which was published forty years ago, Paul Cornish and Kingsley Donaldson examine the security challenges facing the world today and explore how events might unfold. And if events...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Robotics and the Future of Warfare

05 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The visions of futurists do not always match the experiences of military personnel, but the battlefields of the future have the potential to bear little resemblance to the war zones of today. In his lecture, Professor Colosimo will discuss how the...

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