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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.

James Brokenshire on the Evolving Threat Posed by Terrorism in the UK

26 November 2020, 16:00

He will explore the challenges and opportunities the Government faces in responding to self-initiated terrorists, with a particular focus...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2020

03 December 2020, 15:30

Lecture by General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence.The Chief of the Defence Staff...

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...

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...

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

17 December 2020, 12:00

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...

Mapping a Pandemic: Managing Instability - The Pandemic from the Perspective of Civil Society

25 June 2020, 12:00

In fragile and conflict affected environments, governments have struggled to provide healthcare, food security, education and safety for their citizens. With access and trusted relationships across communities, civil society leaders - including...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2020

25 June 2020, 9:00

Click here for the text of the speech. His Excellency The Honourable George Brandis QC was appointed High Commissioner for Australia to the United Kingdom in May 2018. Mr Brandis has had a distinguished political career in Australia as a member of...

Africa in Perspective

24 June 2020, 12:00

The African Union’s Agenda 2063, sets out seven aspirational commitments in its African development and transformation programme intended to enable Africa to fulfil its potential. However, across sub-Saharan Africa, crime, violent extremism,...

New Methods of Payment and Financial Crime

22 June 2020, 12:00

The emergence of new financial services and methods of payment, from fintechs to cryptocurrencies, has brought greater variety and choice to communities. As is inevitable with most innovations, their advantages have not been lost on criminal groups...

Brexit and the UK-US Special Relationship

19 June 2020, 16:00

Britain prides itself on its special relationship with the United States. Ties of history, language and culture matter; so, in recent decades, has London’s informal role as a go-between for Washington’s relations with Brussels, Berlin, and Paris....

Illicit Cigarette Consumption in the EU, UK, Norway and Switzerland

18 June 2020, 10:00

The illicit cigarette trade does not respect borders nor laws, and affects different countries and regions alike around the world. The European Union is no exception. For the past 14 years, KPMG has been studying the illicit cigarette consumption in...

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Whitehall Briefing: The New British Army Operating Concept

17 June 2020, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

Following the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014, western governments have been trying to adapt to a challenging new security environment. Persistent instability in the Middle East and North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, coupled with the return...

Exclusive Online Briefing on NATO’s Nuclear Deterrence

16 June 2020, 15:00

Jessica L. Cox, Director, Nuclear Policy Directorate at NATO HQ, was the author of an article on the continued relevance of nuclear deterrence to NATO security.  The event was moderated by Tom Plant, Director, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy,...

Detecting and Seizing the Proceeds of Cybercrime

16 June 2020, 12:00

Cybercrime is a major category of profit-driven criminality. With financial gain being the motivation behind most of cybercrime, disrupting cybercrime-related financial flows is a key vector of disrupting cybercriminal networks, especially since...

RUSI-Ecole de Guerre Series 2020

15 June 2020, 9:00

European Defence: Time for a Private Solution? Major Nicolas Bourbigot, Major Nicolas Rocquet and Major Matthieu Toyer speak on contractorisation. This video is part of a series of presentations by officers studying at France's Ecole de Guerre on...

The Corona Lessons: Learning from Finland's Fight against Coronavirus

12 June 2020, 13:30

To date Finland – a country with a population of 5.5 million -- has only had 6,743 coronavirus infections and 313 deaths. The country’s success rests on preparedness, early intervention and creativity. The country went into a lockdown before the...

Paper Launch: Performing Information Manoeuvre Through Persistent Engagement

11 June 2020, 15:30

Military activity in the information domain has always been a key element of warfare. However today we face significant changes in the information operating environment that armed forces must adapt to meet. The density of information is increasing...

Mapping a Pandemic: Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps - Navigating Between the Effective, Trustworthy and the Lawful

11 June 2020, 14:00

Virus tracing apps are seen as an essential tool in supressing the spread of COVID-19, which has already killed more than 40,000 in the UK, and nearly 400,000 people worldwide. Britain will soon be joining a growing number of countries around...

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The COVID-19 Fraud-Organised Crime Nexus: Threats, Challenges and Responses

10 June 2020, 14:30

As much of the UK continues to work from home, spending a greatly increased amount of time online, the demand for electronic devices to work and engage in social contact is booming; and companies and individuals are scouring the internet for scarce...

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Unexplained Wealth Orders: A Game-Changer or a Distraction?

09 June 2020, 16:00

It addressed how well do they match up to the challenges posed by the likes of complex holding structures and challenges of obtaining evidence from abroad? Are they attracting too much focus at the expense of other statutory powers in the fight...

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