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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.

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2018

04 September 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this centenary year of the Royal Air Force, the world’s oldest independent air force, Air Marshal Stringer will reflect on what...

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...

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...

The Zinoviev Letter: A Century of Fake News?

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

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

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

11 December 2018, 18:00

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the...

Is Space the New Cyber?: UK Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

02 October 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

As well as outlining the space threat landscape, it will also provide an opportunity to explore current understanding of dependencies, vulnerabilities and solutions.Conversations about space across...

Missile Defence Conference 2019

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

Sanctions 2018: Sanctions in an Era of Political Uncertainty

08 November 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The event will explore how political uncertainties may impact sanctions policy, how this policy misalignment may challenge the private sector, and how the sanctions landscape might evolve in 2018 amid new, emerging security threats and geopolitical...

Staging the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Conflict

08 November 2017, 18:00

RUSI, the Atlantic Council and Central Saint Martins present an immersive event in which creatives, AI experts and military and policymakers will engage in open conversation about the challenges, opportunities, and realities of AI over the next...

Remembering “The Unremembered”: the forgotten workers of the First World War

07 November 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

These men supplied the army with weapons and ammunition, food and fodder, water and fuel. They built and maintained roads and railways. Little is known about these men whose courage and contribution were vital to the war effort, but who never held...

Red Famine - Stalin's War on Ukraine

Red Famine - Stalin’s War on Ukraine

06 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine begins in 1917, with the Ukrainian revolution and the Ukrainian national movement that challenged Bolshevik rule. It ends in the present, with a discussion of the ongoing politics of memory in Ukraine.  Red Famine...

President Hassan Rouhani. Image courtesy of www.kremlin.ru.

Iran's role in Regional and Global Security - The view from Tehran and London

30 October 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

Despite the hopes and expectations, more than two years after the announcement of the Iran deal in July 2015 tensions between the West and Iran remain high and, especially over the past few months, the risk that the deal will fail to translate into...

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 citizens acquiesced in the idea that their...

What Next in Syria?

25 October 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Syria is the defining humanitarian crisis of our time with 400,000 Syrians killed and 10 million people - half of all Syrians - driven from their homes. Recent developments in conflict dynamics in Syria have contributed to a reduction of violence in...

POSTPONED: Social Media and Terrorist Finance: Vulnerabilities and Responses

25 October 2017, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

Social media companies face increased pressure from leaders to take a greater responsibility in the combating of terrorism and extremism. The debate has largely centred on the ease with which extremist content can be promoted and distributed on...

Preventing Organised Crime - European Approaches and Responses in Practice and Policy

23 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

This is the 9th conference of the EU-funded project ‘Research Network on Organised Crime 2017–2019’.  The conference will be hosted as the Annual Conference 2017 of RUSI’s Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research (SHOC). The event will bring...

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 replacement by Winston Churchill.Drawing on his...

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CANCELLED 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, and it is anticipated that all these states will...

East Asia's Power Vacuum and its Global Implications

19 October 2017, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

The international community is surrounded by looming uncertainty. The power vacuum in East Asia is resulting in significant challenges to the rule of law; provocations by North Korea have elevated the crisis on the Korean Peninsula to serious global...

Book Launch - A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi'is

19 October 2017, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Islam’s Great DivideThe 1400-year-old schism between Sunnis and Shi‘is has rarely been as toxic as it is today, feeding wars and communal strife in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and many other countries, with tensions between Saudi...

Navigating Security and Democracy in Kenya: Ambassador Dr Monica Juma and Ambassador Dr Martin Kimani

12 October 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this private event, two major figures in the Government of Kenya will discuss the challenge of navigating democracy and security at this critical time. Ambassador Monica Juma, D.Phil, CBS is Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

Learning the Lessons from Dereliction of Duty to Chilcot: Political-Military Decision Making in the Twenty-first Century

11 October 2017, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

In his book Dereliction of Duty, H. R. McMaster (now President Trump’s National Security Advisor) delivers a painful analysis of the failure of political-military decision making in the early days of the US commitment in Vietnam. It recognises...

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