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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.

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath, 1919

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

On 11 November 1918, Douglas Haig must have welcomed his imminent release from the immense burdens he had stoically borne for three years....

Send for Levene: A Discussion with Lord Levene

07 February 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

A wide-ranging discussion with Lord Levene of Portsoken KBE, former UK Chief of Defence Procurement, as he launches his autobiography, Send...

Is Space the New Cyber? UK Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

16 January 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Conversations about space across the UK government are dominated by the military and industry.  Despite broad agreement across other government departments on the importance of space, there seems to...

Missile Defence Conference 2019: Beyond Ballistic Missiles? Missile Defence in an Era of Great Power Competition

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

The purpose of the conference will be to explore the ways in which missile defence programmes will have to adapt in an era where rogue states are not the bete noire of the international order. In...

UK Trident Submarine.

Professor Matthew Jones on The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent

15 March 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Drawing on material from the first two volumes of The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent, Professor Jones will trace the story of why and how successive British governments endeavoured to build and then maintain an independent,...

A Conversation with Jaffar Hagi, Deputy Speaker of Kurdistan Parliament–Iraq

15 March 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

With the increasing role played by the forces of the Popular Mobilisation Forces and the dying embers of an ISIS insurgency, the direction of Iraq is still unclear. Dr Jaffar Hagi, the Deputy Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament of Iraq, will hold a...

China Steps Out: Beijing’s Major Power Engagement with the Developing World

13 March 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

This book explains how other countries perceive and respond to China’s growing engagement and influence. Each chapter is informed by the functionally organised academic literature and addresses a uniform set of questions about Beijing’s strategy....

EU Defence and Security after Brexit

13 March 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

As Prime Minister Theresa May made clear in her speech at the Munich Security Conference in February, the UK is committed to building a ‘deep and special partnership’ on foreign, defence and security policy with the EU after Brexit. To discuss the...

Saudi Arabia’s Reforms: Countering Extremism in a Changing Kingdom

08 March 2018, 14:45
RUSI Whitehall

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s high-profile social and economic modernisation programme, Vision 2030, has shaken up the Kingdom. The Crown Prince’s emphasis on reforming society, in particular by introducing more freedoms for...

The Syrian War: Seven Years In and No End in Sight

08 March 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Since it began seven years ago, the Syrian war has waxed and waned, developing increasingly complex dynamics. An underlying condition has been that no side has been strong enough, or shown enough desire to win and fully control the territory. 2018...

Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

05 March 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

  ORAL Transcript A lot has changed since 1975. Some of it even at the Ministry of Defence but plenty still holds true. In 1975 you invited one of my distinguished predecessors Sir Michael Cary to this very hall to speak to you on exactly the same...

Sir John Scarlett and Gill Bennett on How Russia Sees the World

28 February 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Russia has gone through enormous changes over the last hundred years, from the Revolutions of 1917 to the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, from post-Cold War economic adjustments to what in the 21st century appears to be a time of increasing...

UK PONI Table Top Exercise

27 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) is often referred to as the cornerstone of the non-proliferation regime. It is underpinned by three pillars; non-proliferation, the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and disarmament.  Every 5 years states...

The UK Defence Industrial Strategy – An Analysis

22 February 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Just before Christmas in 2017 the Ministry of Defence announced the UK’s defence industrial policy in support of the National Security Strategy. Professor John Louth and Professor Trevor Taylor present their emerging research findings on the factors...

Hybrid Threats in Europe: Lessons and Responses

22 February 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Europe is not alone in this respect, with hybrid tactics increasingly being employed in the Asia-Pacific region. The reality of non-warfare strategic competition being waged in Europe and Asia present the two regions with a new threat landscape and...

 A US Air Force ‪‎B-52‬ Stratofortress leads aircraft formation of two Polish

RUSI Conference: Air Forces as Weapons Systems

21 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 and procurement of a European fifth or sixth...

Through Times of Trouble - Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine Explained from Within

12 February 2018, 17:00

The book focuses on the participants' own voices and personalities, drawing extensively on first-hand research and interviews. It follows the stages of assembling different conflict ingredients together, and the rebellion's zigzagging fortunes after...

UK PONI: How to tackle Cyber Security Challenges in the Nuclear Industry

07 February 2018, 17:30

The UK's National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) 2016 - 2021 highlighted the potential risks that advanced state cyber programmes could pose to the UK's critical national infrastructure, and the decreasing rarity of the use of offensive cyber tools...

Days of the Fall: A Reporter's Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars

07 February 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Over the past five years, Dr Jonathan Spyer has spent time in Aleppo, Baghdad, Damascus, Mosul, Idlib, Hasaka and other frontline areas. He witnessed some of the most dramatic events of the conflict – the rescue of the trapped Yezidis from the...

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