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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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Signs of Change in Turkish Foreign Policy?

05 March 2021, 11:30

Following years of deteriorating relations with the European Union, the United States and Israel, Ankara appears to be interested in improving ties.  Turkey’s recent diplomatic outreach follows signs...

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Boko Haram’s Past, Present and Future

08 March 2021, 14:00

The Royal United Services Institute and the Centre for African Conflict and Development are joining hands in a webinar panel of experts to discuss Boko Haram’s protracted insurgency, as well as the...

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Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories and the Hunt for Putin’s Agents

10 March 2021, 16:00

In 2010, a group of Russian deep cover ‘sleeper agents’ were arrested in the US. It was the culmination of a decade-long investigation, and ten people, including Anna Chapman, were eventually swapped...

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Europe Confronting a Darkening Geopolitical Landscape

16 March 2021, 12:30

In this webinar, the RUSI International Security Studies team will consider the implications of the security developments taking place in three key regions – the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and...

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Verification in Arms Control and Disarmament

16 March 2021, 14:00

Verification activities have been central to demonstrating commitment to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), with some State Parties currently working on abilities to verify the adherence and...

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We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People

17 March 2021, 16:00

Bellingcat has redefined the way we think about news, politics, and the digital future. Its founder tells the story of how he and his team created a whole new concept of information-gathering,...

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For Whose Benefit? Reviewing the Effectiveness of Current Approaches to Beneficial Ownership Disclosure.

22 March 2021, 14:00

RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies is delighted to welcome you to a debate on the effectiveness of current beneficial ownership registration approaches. Beneficial ownership...

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Combat Air Power 2021: Competing Visions for the Future

24 March 2021, 9:30

Each of the three efforts is aiming to eventually field a family of systems which will work together to deliver future air power effects. However, exactly what form this family of systems will take...

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Future War and the Defence of Europe

01 April 2021, 14:00

Europeans should be under no illusion: unless they do far more for their own defence, and do this very differently, all that they now take for granted could be lost in the maze of hybrid war, cyber...

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UK Defence and Security Policy: The Labour Party’s Vision

26 February 2021, 11:00

With the Government’s long-awaited Integrated Review expected to be published shortly and a new funding settlement for the MoD announced...

Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories and the Hunt for Putin’s Agents

10 March 2021, 16:00

In 2010, a group of Russian deep cover ‘sleeper agents’ were arrested in the US. It was the culmination of a decade-long investigation, and...

We Are Bellingcat: An Intelligence Agency for the People

17 March 2021, 16:00

Bellingcat has redefined the way we think about news, politics, and the digital future. Its founder tells the story of how he and his team...

Future War and the Defence of Europe

01 April 2021, 14:00

Europeans should be under no illusion: unless they do far more for their own defence, and do this very differently, all that they now take...

Combat Air Power 2021: Competing Visions for the Future

24 March 2021, 9:30

Each of the three efforts is aiming to eventually field a family of systems which will work together to deliver future air power effects. However, exactly what form this family of systems will take...

Precision Strike in 21st Century Multidomain Operations

13 May 2021, 12:00

The ‘democratisation’ of access to long-range precision strike assets once thought to be components of an exclusively Western revolution in military affairs will have important ramifications for the...

Whitehall Briefing: Brexit’s Implications for UK Defence Industrial Co-operation with Continental Europe

26 January 2021, 16:00

The UK and EU agreed a deal on their new relationship which came into force on 1 January 2021. A consistent feature of official UK positions after Brexit was a public expression of readiness for continued UK–Europe co-operation on defence and...

Data Analytics: A Step-Change in the Fight Against Financial Crime?

25 January 2021, 16:00

This is the second one in a series of three webinars convened based on Financial Crime 2.0, a two-year programme on financial crime and new technology funded by EY, Refinitiv and (during its first year) Lloyds Banking Group. The first webinar in the...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture: Building the Next Generation Royal Air Force – Beyond the Integrated Review

25 January 2021, 13:00

The Integrated Review sets out to define the Government’s ambition for the UK’s role in the world and its long-term strategic aims for our national security and foreign policy. The UK needs Armed Forces which are radically forward-looking, integrate...

Israel’s Elections and Future Trajectory

21 January 2021, 14:00

As Israelis head to the polls for their fourth general elections in less than two years, the country is confronted with critical policy choices, such as how it will engage with the new Biden Administration in Washington, and how it leverages its...

Dead Doubles: The Extraordinary Worldwide Hunt for One of the Cold War’s Most Notorious Spy Rings

14 January 2021, 16:00

The Portland Spy Ring was one of the most infamous intelligence cases from the Cold War. People all over the world were shocked in 1961 when its exposure revealed in Britain the shadowy underbelly of KGB 'illegals' - spies operating under deep cover...

Paper Launch - The Future of the NATO Corps

12 January 2021, 15:00

The diminished expectation of large-scale warfighting in the wake of the Cold War, combined with the liberation from a rigid echelon system enabled by modern communications technology, has reduced the emphasis on the corps in Western militaries...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2020

17 December 2020, 13:00

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI and is a feature in the British defence and security calendar. 21 YEARS OF RUSI CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF LECTURES 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010...

Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber-Intelligence Agency

14 December 2020, 16:00

For a hundred years, GCHQ has been at the forefront of innovation in national security and British secret statecraft. Famed for its codebreaking achievements during the Second World War, and essential to the Allied victory, GCHQ also held a critical...

How Can We Realise The Anti-Financial Crime Potential of Technology?

14 December 2020, 16:00

This is the first one in a series of three webinars convened based on Financial Crime 2.0, a two-year programme on financial crime and new technology funded by EY, Refinitiv and (during its first year) Lloyds Banking Group. The following webinars in...

Ben Wallace on UK Defence Reform

11 December 2020, 10:00

The announcement in the House of Commons on 19 November by Prime Minister Boris Johnson of a multi-year funding settlement for the Ministry of Defence marks the first outcome from the Integrated Review of the UK’s foreign, defence, development and...

MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two

09 December 2020, 16:00

When Allied fighters were trapped behind enemy lines, one branch of military intelligence helped them escape: MI9. The organisation set up clandestine routes which traversed Nazi-occupied Europe, enabling soldiers and airmen to make their way home....

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Community Engagement in Fragile and Conflict Affected States: Knowledge Transfer and Lesson Learning between the Gendarmerie and the Military

09 December 2020, 15:00

This event was hosted by Keith Ditcham, Senior Research Fellow and Acting Director, RUSI and Colonel Giuseppe de Magistris, NSPCOE Director; it was chaired by Dr Georgina Sinclair, Associate Fellow, RUSI and Dr Imogen Parsons, Senior Research Fellow...

Twenty-Five Years after Bosnia: The Corps in Contemporary Security

09 December 2020, 14:00

The Allied Rapid Reaction Corps provided the framework headquarters for the international intervention in Bosnia under the command of then General Michael Walker. Twenty-five years later the ARRC has taken up its role as the first NATO War...

Have I got Nukes for You: The Online UK PONI Christmas Quiz and Networking Event

08 December 2020, 15:00

Given the success of our previous UK PONI Christmas quiz, we’re back for a fifth year! Get ready to pull on those Christmas jumpers and join other UK PONI members for an evening of friendly competition and quiz fun.We also hosted an online careers...

Kleptopia: How Dirty Money is Conquering the World

08 December 2020, 14:30

RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies is delighted to welcome the return of Tom Burgis for a discussion of his latest book, ‘Kleptopia: How Dirty Money is Conquering the World’, hosted by Alexandra Wrage, founder and president of...

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