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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...

Perspectives on the Civil-Military Nexus in Afghanistan and beyond

28 November 2007, 8:00

The complexity of conflict in the post-Cold War world has prompted a wealth of new research into the changing character of war. One very apparent facet of conflict in this era is that war is no longer linear – defence, development and diplomacy now...

Post-Conflict Security, Justice and Reconciliation in Africa

26 November 2007, 8:45

Resolving the underlying causes of conflict is a pre-requisite to ensure sustainable development and to reduce the likelihood of violence reoccurring in Africa’s post-conflict societies. There is, however, no simple formula or template for...

The Rise of India and China and What It Means For All of Us

21 November 2007, 19:00

The Royal United Services Institute’s Asia Programme and the Georgetown University Alumni Club of the UK are delighted to host Ms Robyn Meredith, author of The Elephant and the Dragon. A foreign correspondent for Forbes magazine and award-winning...

Protection in Complex Emergencies: Ensuring Security and Freedom of Action

16 November 2007, 9:00

International intervention of military forces, civilian agencies and actors working within an effects based Comprehensive Approach have more requirements than ever before for protection.  In conventional war fighting, an enemy is easily identifiable...

Looking Forward to NATO’s Bucharest Summit

15 November 2007, 14:45

Looking Forward to NATO’s Bucharest Summit: The Transformation of the AllianceA Lecture by His Excellency Mr Teodor Melescanu, Minister of Defence of Romania Mr Teodor Melescanu, Romania’s Defence Minister, will address the Institute on 15 November...

Security and the Straits of Hormuz

14 November 2007, 8:00

The global economic importance of the Middle East region - with the dependence of so many countries in the region upon access to the sea for national prosperity and security, and with significant percentages of the world’s natural resources...

SUBTECH 07 - The RUSI-DEM Underwater Warfare Conference

12 November 2007, 8:00

Keynote speakersRear Admiral Andrew Mathews, Director General Submarines, Defence Equipment & Support, Ministry of Defence UKPaul Taylor, Director General Equipment, Ministry of Defence UKThemesThe underwater battlespace provides unique options...

Transatlantic Forum: The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

09 November 2007, 9:00

In March 2006 Mearsheimer and Walt stunned political analysts around the world with a piece in the London Review of Books titled 'The Israel Lobby'. This article broke the Washington taboo against speaking on the influence that lobbies, and in...

Combat Stress Annual Armistice Lecture

08 November 2007, 11:00

The guest speaker will be journalist Sir Max Hastings who will talk about his experience of the Falklands War twenty-five years ago.   Arrival Coffee at 1100, Lecture at 1200 followed by a sandwich lunch.Tickets are available from Combat Stress at...

Israel’s Defence and Security Policy: Strategic Directions

06 November 2007, 10:00

Professor Shai Feldman, Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, will be present at the Institute for a discussion meeting on ‘Israel’s Defence and Security Policy: Strategic Directions’.More than a year since...

Whitehall Dialogue - Recruitment and Retention in the Armed Forces

31 October 2007, 12:45

Presentation by Edward Leigh MP, Chairman of the Committee of Public Accounts, House of Commons.Edward Leigh will speak about the findings of the Committee's recent report on Recruitment and Retention in the Armed Forces. This report attempted to...

The New Security Architecture

25 October 2007, 17:00

As Permanent Secretary for Intelligence, Security and Resilience, Sir Richard Mottram advises the Prime Minister on security, intelligence and emergency-related matters. A key undertaking is to ensure effective co-ordination of the UK’s intelligence...

Transatlantic Forum: Meeting Policy Challenges Of Bioviolence

24 October 2007, 14:00

Bioviolence is the ultimate act of terror – one of the very few ways to cause widespread harm and panic. The dangers are speedily accelerating, and too little is being done to prevent it. Barry Kellman, Professor of Law, DePaul University and author...

Military History Circle - Fascism: War Politic or the Politics of War

19 October 2007, 11:15

Fascism is perhaps the world’s only true war politic. As a political movement and an ideology it was born out of war, revolved around war and ended in the disaster of World War Two. In this talk A R  Pickthall discusses the origins of fascism and...

RUSI C4ISTAR 2007 - Operational Requirements for the Next 5 Years

17 October 2007, 8:00

Conference programme released The Ministry of Defence currently has over 230 Urgent Operational Requirements (UORs) in progress - costing approximately £1.4 billion – to meet the needs of frontline forces. Many of these projects are communications...

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