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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.

Fighting Fraud and Corruption in a Shrinking World

03 April 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this lecture, Lisa will explore the challenges posed by globalisation, the increasing sophistication of communications technology and...

Cyprus and Emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean

03 April 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The event will focus on regional security challenges and emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean. This event will pay special...

Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners: The British Soldiers Deceived in the Russian Civil War

08 May 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

When Winston Churchill took over as Secretary of State for War in January 1919, his top priority was the overthrow of the Bolshevik...

Reflections on D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

30 May 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Normandy Landings that took place on 6 June 1944 involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking...

Alfred Nobel and the Causes of Peace

18 June 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel, the arms manufacturer and deterrence enthusiast, signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian...

The Security and the North Sea Conference

16 April 2019, 10:00

The North Sea is one of Europe’s vital arteries for trade as well as being the location of some key natural resources including food and energy for the countries that border it. In the era of...

First Sea Lord’s Sea Power Conference 2019

15 May 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Royal Navy appears confident in its utility and its strategic messaging.  2017 was the Year of the Navy, in 2018 the Royal Navy Expanded its Maritime Horizons and this year’s intent is Delivering...

International Day of the Peacekeepers 17th Annual Conference: The Thin Blue Line

23 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Now in its 17th year, the conference will focus on challenges and opportunities that face contemporary UN peacekeeping as the Secretary General’s Action For Peacekeeping agenda is endorsed by a...

Modern Deterrence Conference 2019

29 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

To deter modern warfare techniques and other emerging threats, Western countries need comprehensive defence strategies and plans. Given that hybrid warfare (also known as threshold or grey zone...

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...

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

29 June 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In its recent Foreign Policy White Paper, the Australian Government described how the ‘significant forces of change’ buffeting the international system are reshaping Australia’s region ‘in ways without precedent’ in its modern history.Drawing on...

The Future of the Internet

28 June 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The importance of the Internet continues to grow. The emergence of social media has placed the Internet at the centre of social life and now the Internet of Things is connecting manifold objects and systems. However, the relentless move of commerce...

Estonian Defence Minister on European Security in the Run-Up to the NATO Summit

27 June 2018, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

The roundtable will focus on ‘European Security in the run-up to the NATO Summit,’ and will amongst others address the upcoming NATO Summit, European security, cybersecurity and European troops in Estonia.Speaker BiographyJüri Luik has been the...

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