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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...

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...

The Last Ring Home

04 October 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Last Ring Home is a tribute to Lt Dial, the producer's grandfather, and all members of the Greatest Generation. It is also a journey of self-discovery, having an impact on the filmmaker, his wider family and many other people in its wake. This...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2017

04 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The next eight years represent a continuing period of fundamental yet exciting change for the Royal Air Force as they adapt the way they are organised, both in the UK and on operations. Against a backdrop of Lord Trenchard’s contribution to UK...

Hope Springs Eternal? Prospects for a Durable Settlement in Cyprus

04 October 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

"I want to tell Greek and Turkish Cypriots that we should unite and look at the prospects of independence, of true independence and integrity of the Republic of Cyprus as an EU member state which ensures the rights of all", Cypriot President Nicos...

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

03 October 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Conference PresentationsWing Commander Dean Brown Graham FaircloughColonel HargreavesMajor General Uzi MoscoviciThe last thirty years have seen the UK and other western nations lose their strong position in electronic warfare (EW) at the same time...

Preparing for a Second Korean War: RUSI Whitehall Report Launch

28 September 2017, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

Access the report With North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes developing faster than most analysts anticipated, the threat of conflict on the Korean Peninsula is now a real possibility. At the launch of this latest Whitehall Report, Professor...

M: Maxwell Knight, MI5’s Greatest Spymaster

27 September 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Based on Henry Hemming’s critically acclaimed M, described by Ben Macintyre in The Times as ‘fascinating’, and by Max Hastings in The Sunday Times as ‘excellent’, this talk reveals the dramatic true story of a maverick MI5 officer who recruited two...

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Virtual Currencies and the Future of Money Laundering

26 September 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

The payments landscape is arguably facing a period of unprecedented change as the use of cash declines and alternative forms of payment such as crypto-currencies and Fintech platforms advance rapidly. As money-laundering methods evolve to make use...

Resilience Conference 2017

20 September 2017, 9:00

Register Now Ensuring resilience is an increasingly complex imperative as threats diversify and interact with each other. Organised together with Loughborough University, this conference will explore key resilience issues through the relationship...

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UK Security Policy: National Institutions and the Gap between Expert and Public Opinion

19 September 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

This study is the first of this scale in the UK, led by Dr Catarina Thomson, University of Exeter, and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Further information on the project can be found at Constraints on the Design of...

Cyber Crime and Russian-speaking Communities

18 September 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Much of the current strategic focus in cyber security focuses on the challenge which appears to emanate from Russian-speaking territories. This has primarily focused on allegations of governmental activity in espionage, sabotage and subversion and...

CANCELLED: Iraqi Kurdistan Independence Referendum - Implications for the Region

14 September 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The referendum on Iraqi Kurdistan Independence is scheduled for 25 September 2017, with the result likely to have major implications for the future of the Iraqi State and the wider region. To discuss the referendum, RUSI hosts senior Kurdistan...

Making Africa Work - A Handbook for Economic Success

13 September 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Released in May 2017, Making Africa Work – A handbook for economic success has been authored by the former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo, who serves as Chairman of the Brenthurst Foundation’s Advisory Board, alongside Drs Jeffrey Herbst and...

Assuring Access to Space Conference 2017

13 September 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Conference Presentations: Dr Stuart Eves NCSC Speaker 'We are playing catch up on Space and if we take much more time in doing so, we will be left behind'General Sir Gordon Messenger, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence (June 2017)...

Whitehall Paper Launch: Russia's New Ground Forces: Capabilities, Limitations and Implications for International Security

12 September 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

This Whitehall Paper provides an in-depth analysis of Russia’s Ground Forces, including airborne and naval troops. It examines their role in Russian foreign policy, reforms to units’ equipment and operational roles, performance during combat...

A Financial Approach to Policing Organised Crime

12 September 2017, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

The threat from serious and organised crime to the UK’s national security has been growing in prominence over the past decade and with it greater recognition of the need to ensure that law enforcement’s full arsenal of tools are brought to bear in...

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