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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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E.g., Jun 26 2019

RUSI Members Only

188th RUSI Annual General Meeting

18 July 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

AGENDAThe agenda is available to download below. 

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing - How People Radicalise: The Anatomy of Violent Extremism

11 September 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Today, the world is facing an unprecedented wave of violent extremism by non-state actors of various types. The causes, in whose name they are willing to kill and die, are very different (including...

Invite Only

The Red Queen Problem: Technology Start-ups and National Security

12 September 2019, 8:30

Technology start-ups have traditionally not been considered part of national defence – because technology within national defence has been provided by the government itself, or its major contractors...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing - Seven Decades of Security: NATO at 70

18 September 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

As the world’s most successful alliance turns 70, it remains the cornerstone of UK defence. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was founded on April 4 in 1949, with its first headquarters...

RUSI Members Only

Elisabeth Braw on the Stasi’s Cold War Espionage Campaign inside the Church

25 September 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

East Germany only existed for a short forty years but in that time the Stasi developed a highly successful ‘church department’, using persuasion rather than threats, that managed to recruit an...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: Policing the UK in an Evolving Threat Landscape

09 October 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In this briefing, Lord Hogan-Howe will discuss how UK policing needs to adapt to the changing nature of international security threats. He will also consider what reforms may be needed to ensure the...

RUSI Members Only

Turning Technology Against Financial Crime

23 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Technology has brought about a step change in how financial crime is committed, with much of the direct threat to customers having now moved online. In her lecture, Megan will discuss how the FCA is...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing - Operating in Russia: High Risks with Little Return?

19 November 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The diplomatic relationship between Russia and the West has been difficult for some years and was particularly exacerbated in 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military intervention in...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: Intelligence Assessment and Policy Making - Lord Butler’s Lessons, Fifteen Years On

04 December 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In the aftermath of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a Committee of Privy Counsellors under Lord Butler of Brockwell was asked to review the pre-war intelligence on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and...

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Emerging Security Issues in the Horn of Africa

27 June 2019, 12:45
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

RUSI’s National Security Studies group will host a lecture with Amb. Monica Juma, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of...

The UK in the Middle East: Strategy in a Changing Region

02 July 2019, 9:15
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Brexit will force the UK into a critical re-examination of its place on the international stage. This includes a reconsideration of the UK’...

Lieutenant General Christian Badia on European Military Capability Development: A Way Forward

09 July 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Today, the European Union (EU) is facing a variety of challenges. In addition to internal restructuring, the enlargement of the EU or...

The English Job: Understanding Iran

10 July 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In 2001, Jack Straw became the first senior British government minister to visit Iran since the 1979 revolution and has developed a growing...

Rusi Building Whitehall London

188th RUSI Annual General Meeting

18 July 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

AGENDAThe agenda is available to download below. 

Modern Deterrence Conference 2019

29 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

To deter modern warfare techniques and other emerging threats, Western countries need comprehensive defence strategies and plans. Given that hybrid warfare (also known as threshold or grey zone warfare) targets civil society as much as armed forces...

Launch Event: Task Force on the Future of UK Sanctions Policy

28 May 2019, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union it is at a critical juncture of its sanctions policy. While the government has established the necessary architecture to continue to design and implement sanctions after Brexit, it is less clear how...

International Day of the Peacekeepers 17th Annual Conference: The Thin Blue Line

23 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Now in its 17th year, the conference focussed on the challenges and opportunities that face contemporary UN peacekeeping as the Secretary General’s Action For Peacekeeping agenda is endorsed by a growing number of member states at the same time as...

Test-fire of North Korea’s Hwasong-15 ballistic missile, November 2017. Pyongyang claims the missile can carry a nuclear warhead and reach the entire US mainland. Courtesy of KCNA/PA Images

Countering the Financing of North Korea’s WMD Programme: from Sanctions to Crypto

22 May 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Speakers will include Kayla Izenman, Research Analyst RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies and author of ‘Closing the Crypto Gap: Guidance for Countering North Korean Cryptocurrency Activity in Southeast Asia’ and Darya Dolzikova,...

The Inaugural JC Lord Lecture with WO1 Glenn Haughton OBE

22 May 2019, 15:30
RUSI Whitehall

The lecture takes its name from RSM John C Lord MVO MBE, known for his exemplary leadership skills.  His service in the Second World War included taking part in the seaborne operation to land at Taranto as part of the Allied invasion of Italy, and...

The Great Betrayal: How America Abandoned the Kurds and Lost the Middle East

21 May 2019, 12:15
RUSI Whitehall

Professor David Phillips will discuss one of the longest running conundrums in US Middle East policy, that of Washington’s position on the Kurds. His latest book The Great Betrayal: How American Abandoned the Kurds and Lost the Middle East (...

Yemen: A Pathway to Reconciliation

16 May 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Yemeni civil war has now entered its fifth year and shows little sign of abating, with an estimated 12,000 civilian casualties, and a further 24 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. While the Stockholm peace talks in December...

Rising Nuclear Risk, Disarmament and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty  

16 May 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

In its report the Committee calls on the Government to address grave concerns about the deteriorating state of nuclear diplomacy. For nearly 25 years since the end of the Cold War, the risks posed by nuclear weapons ceased to be a priority amongst...

First Sea Lord’s Sea Power Conference 2019

15 May 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Royal Navy appears confident in its utility and its strategic messaging.  2017 was the Year of the Navy, in 2018 the Royal Navy Expanded its Maritime Horizons and this year’s intent is Delivering Global Influence. Is this renewed confidence...

73rd Annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture

14 May 2019, 14:45
RUSI Whitehall

At a time when the United States and Britain are reorienting their armed forces from counter insurgency to peer competition, with a common focus on readiness, modernisation, and the integration of capabilities, General Michael Garrett discusses the...

RUSI Financial Crime 2.0 Workshop: Money Laundering via Online Businesses

10 May 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

To prevent criminal misuse of these businesses, it is necessary to understand money-laundering risks facing them and develop responses that reflect their non-face-to-face nature and cross-border customer base. This invitation-only workshop is...

Breakfast Briefing: Strategic Autonomy and European Defence

10 May 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The idea of the European Union achieving its own military capabilities has been in and out of fashion since the organisation has existed. Yet following the 2016 election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, there has been renewed and...

Framing Competition and Deterrence in US Strategy

09 May 2019, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Senior US defence leaders have in recent years increasingly referred to the return of great power competition and the need to adapt defence strategy to this increasingly salient feature of geopolitics, with the publication of 2018 National Defense...

Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners: The British Soldiers Deceived in the Russian Civil War

08 May 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

When Winston Churchill took over as Secretary of State for War in January 1919, his top priority was the overthrow of the Bolshevik government in Moscow. His greatest military commitment lay in the Arctic Circle where 10,000 British and American...

Sudan and Financial Crime: Assessing the Current State of Affairs

17 April 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Sentry is composed of financial forensic investigators, policy analysts, and regional experts who follow the dirty money and build investigative cases focusing on the corrupt transnational networks most responsible for Africa’s deadliest...

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