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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...

The Untold Implications of Remote Warfare

28 February 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

This roundtable will focus on their conference on the military, commercial, legal and ethical implications of drones, remote weapons and other robots. This event will follow the Ditchley Foundation's conference in February 2017, which brought...

RUSI International Sea Powers Conference: A European Net Assessment of the PLA(N)

23 February 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Currently, the predominant European understanding of China is seen purely through an economic lens.  As such, the Asia-Pacific security dynamic, and that inherent relationship to European security, has become increasingly subservient to desires for...

The View from Paris: Reflections on a Changing Strategic Environment

22 February 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Western world is facing unprecedented changes and challenges. Britain, a major economic and security power in Europe, is leaving the European Union; America’s newly elected President is a thoroughly anti-establishment figure who has questioned...

Terrorism and National Security

22 February 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Counter-terrorism as a field continues to present fundamental challenges not only to the rule of law and human rights, but also to systems of political accountability. In his lecture, David Anderson reflected on the development of UK counter-...

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The UK Deterrent in an age of Trump and Putin

21 February 2017, 16:30

On 20 January 2017 Donald J Trump became the 45th President of the United States. Over the course of his first term, he will have the opportunity to carve out new policy approaches to major international nuclear issues, with implications for the UK...

Reflections on Policing the Metropolis and How Policing in the Future Can Change

14 February 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Sir Bernard will retire in February 2017 after serving five years as Britain’s most senior police officer.  Transcript of speech as delivered. The Commissioner's speech on Tuesday, 14 February at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and...

Understanding the Cyber Threat Landscape

09 February 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Russia, China and Iran have all been blamed for various hacking attacks against the USA and the west. However, these accusations tend to either be very generic (It was Russia!) or very specific (it was APT 28!). Whilst in the case of the attacks...

The Future of the India-Pakistan Relationship: Kashmir and Beyond

02 February 2017, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The relationship between India and Pakistan stands at its lowest ebb in almost a decade. Last year, a series of terrorist attacks, an upsurge of protests in Kashmir, and India's claim of a special forces raid into Pakistan all contributed to...

RUSI Briefing Paper Launch: Ready for Peace? The Afghan Taliban After a Decade of War

30 January 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Fifteen years on since operations began against the Taliban, the movement last year still made significant gains on the battlefield. Based on one-to-one interviews with key Taliban figures, the authors will outline the state of the current...

Ambrosia and Ulcers: Douglas Haig and the British Army’s Logistical Development during the Great War

27 January 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Great War was the world’s first ‘industrialised war’ or as JFC Fuller characterised it, ‘a war between two great supply systems - a war between the Midlands and the Ruhr’. If the national task was production, the task of the British...

Developments in China's External Policies under Xi Jinping

23 January 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

In actively pursuing China's national interests Xi Jinping has advocated establishing a 'New Model of Major Country Relations' with the United States and proposed the 'One Belt, One Road' initiative for linking the East Asian economies and the...

Second Workshop of the AHRC Network Grant Series on: Art, Crime and Criminals: Painting Fresh Pictures of Art Theft, Fraud and Plunder

16 January 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Practitioners will be invited from a various variety of backgrounds such as from the police, customs, museums, galleries, auction houses, dealerships, insurance companies, art authenticators, forensic scientists, private security companies etc....

Whitehall Paper Launch: Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa: Myths and Realities

12 January 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

ACCESS THIS PUBLICATION Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa: Myths and Realities is a new RUSI Whitehall Paper that scrutinises common narratives on poaching and wildlife trafficking as threats to security. A joint publication by...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2016

14 December 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues.  In his annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach gave his assessment of the challenges ahead...

Have I Got Nukes for You: The 2016 UK PONI Christmas Quiz

13 December 2016, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Put on your thinking caps and your best Christmas jumpers, and join fellow UK PONI members for a night of fun and friendly competition. Prizes will be awarded for the top teams and the best team name (think ‘Missiletoe’ and ‘Acid Reindeer’). Pizza,...

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