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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.

Cyber, Technology and Geopolitics

11 May 2021, 13:00

Recent high-profile attacks attributed to Russia and China have pushed hostile state cyber activity to the front of the agenda. The use of...

Hard Choices: The UK Rethinks Its Global Role

11 May 2021, 16:00

After decades of peace and prosperity, the international order put in place after the Second World War is rapidly coming to an end. Foreign...

Prisons and Terrorism

30 June 2021, 16:00

Erupting in 1969, the Northern Ireland “troubles” continued with terrible intensity until 1998. The most enduring civil conflict in Western...

Western Jihadism: A Thirty Year History

14 July 2021, 16:00

In forensic and compelling detail, Professor Jytte Klausen shows how Islamist terrorism in Europe and North America has been driven, not by...

190th RUSI Annual General Meeting

15 July 2021, 15:00

A notice of all business to be transacted at the meeting will be posted on the Institute’s website, at least 14 days before the date of the...

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...

International Day of UN Peacekeepers Conference: Enhancing the UK Contribution to Peacekeeping

27 May 2021, 10:00

Marking the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, this virtual conference is both an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice made by those who have died in the service of humanity, and to analyse...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2021: Integrating for Operations Today and Warfighting Tomorrow

02 June 2021, 9:00

The British Government published its Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review in March 2021, setting out its ambition for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade. Given the...

Military History Circle - Hitler, Blitzkrieg and the Revolution in Military Affairs

14 March 2008, 12:45

In this paper Adam Tooze will explore the ways in which the military history of Nazi Germany has figured in recent debates about the Revolution in Military Affairs. Does the version of history invoked in them match what we know about the way in...

Whitehall Dialogue - The Butler Report: Implications for Public Administration

11 March 2008, 12:45

Presentation by the Rt Hon Lord Butler of Brockwell KG GCB CVO PC, Master of University College, Oxford and former Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service.In February 2004, it was announced that Lord Butler would chair an...

NATO's Contribution to Conflict Prevention in Europe

11 March 2008, 10:00

A Lecture by Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, former NATO Secretary GeneralDespite the efforts which governments undertake, conflict prevention remains the most unglamorous, least documented and easily forgotten of diplomatic and military endeavours. A...

The Ninth RUSI Missile Defence Conference

28 February 2008, 8:00

Click here to view Conference Presentations > With a NATO Summit in Bucharest scheduled for April 2008, official and industry studies will have been completed on the matter of how the US European Site, in Poland and the Czech Republic,...

The Ethics of Autonomous Military Systems

27 February 2008, 9:00

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />Automated weaponry has existed in some form for a very long time. In 1139, Pope Innocent II forbade the use of a dangerous new weapon against fellow Christians. It...

Military History Circle - The Development of Early RAF Doctrine

22 February 2008, 12:45

In this presentation Group Captain Parton will briefly consider what doctrine is, before examining the RAF’s early doctrine, and addressing both why it was needed and what it actually contained.  The contents may come as something of a surprise, as...

Middle East Forum

19 February 2008, 12:30

The Iranian Impact on Global Security - An Israeli PerspectiveThe Iranian nuclear programme remains a source of international and regional concern. Although the release of the US National Intelligence Estimate report in December 2007 raised doubts...

AFRICOM and Africa–US Security

18 February 2008, 8:30

The Royal United Services Institute was delighted to host General William Ward, Commander, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), who presented the keynote address at the 'AFRICOM and Africa – US Security' conference.Read a summary of and listen to...

Transatlantic Film Forum: The Boys from Baghdad High

13 February 2008, 18:00

It’s back to school time. A group of Iraqi boys are returning to their classroom for their last year in high school in the world’s most dangerous city - Baghdad. The four friends are Christian, Kurdish, Shia and Sunni. Will their friendship survive...

Zimbabwe: Crisis, Reconstruction and Security

07 February 2008, 8:30

The crisis in Zimbabwe continues unabated, with the country’s simultaneous and interlocking economic, political and security crises edging the nation ever further into the unknown. As was  demonstrated at  the December 2007 EU – AU summit, Zimbabwe...

Climate Change, Migration and Security

06 February 2008, 14:00

RUSI’s Climate Change & Security Programme welcomed Dr. Robert McLeman to discuss ‘Climate Change, Migration and Security’, the second in our series of lectures on the security dimensions of climate change. In this presentation, Dr. McLeman...

Polish Lessons Learned from Operations and Defence Transformation

04 February 2008, 14:45

A Lecture by General Franciszek Gagor, Chief of Defence Staff of Poland Strong Polish support to multinational operations in Iraq & Afghanistan, as well as close political/military ties with the United States, have led to the common perception...

Whitehall Dialogue - Media and War: Shaping Public Opinion

31 January 2008, 12:45

Presentation by Peter Riddell, Chief Political Commentator of The Times.This meeting will incorporate discussion on:The impact of 24 hour news, satellites and the internet shaping public opinion and influencing expectations;The instant reporting of...

MoD Briefing: Implementation of Through Life Capability Management

31 January 2008, 9:30

Through Life Capability Management (TLCM) was introduced as a central theme of the Defence Acquisition Change Programme initiated in 2006.  Over the past year the MoD has largely completed the design and launch of TLCM and has had the opportunity to...

Britain and Afghanistan

30 January 2008, 13:00

Presentation by Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, KCMG, LVO, British Ambassador to Kabul. Sir Sherard has been Ambassador to Afghanistan since May 2007. He previously served as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2003 to 2007, Ambassador to Israel, and...

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