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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.

Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence

20 August 2020, 16:00

Intelligence agencies provide critical information to national security and foreign policy decision makers, but spying also poses inherent...

Ahead of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly – Can Multilateralism be Rebuilt for a Post-Covid World: A Conversation Between The Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander and Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens

14 September 2020, 16:00

This wide-ranging conversation will cover the multilateral response to the Covid- 19 crisis to date and will look ahead to the key themes...

Building Stronger Societies Webinar Series: Organising Ourselves for the Next Crisis

16 September 2020, 16:00

When the coronavirus pandemic struck the world, a fact that had previously not been considered critical became obvious: most Western...

Tom Tugendhat on Reappraising UK Foreign Policy Towards China

22 September 2020, 10:30

The coronavirus crisis and the introduction of a new security law in Hong Kong has underlined the need for a better understanding of China'...

An Online Conversation with Two Former Spymasters

22 October 2020, 16:00

In this wide-ranging conversation, General Petraeus and Sir John Sawers will discuss the next big geopolitical and global security...

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: Countering CBRN At Home and Abroad

23 September 2020, 9:00

The use of Chemical Weapons is a war crime. Yet chemical weapons have been used widely during the Syrian conflict, including the use of nerve agents, while in 2018 Russia conducted a nerve agent...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference

17 February 2021, 9:00

RUSI Modern Deterrence conference in partnership with the NATO Public Diplomacy Division.With threats and aggression facing liberal democracies increasing, national security is more important today...

POSTPONED: The Security and the North Sea Conference

16 April 2019, 10:00

The North Sea is one of Europe’s vital arteries for trade as well as being the location of some key natural resources including food and energy for the countries that border it. In the era of returning state competition its linkages to other...

GIFCT Expert Workshop

GIFCT Expert Workshop “Mapping the Jihadist information ecosystem: Towards the 3rd Generation of Disruption Capability”

16 April 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The project, 'Mapping the Jihadist information ecosystem: Towards the 3rd Generation of Disruption Capability', will produce a network map of the traffic between the online platforms and websites jihadists use to construct their information...

The Pathway to Stabilisation in Yemen

11 April 2019, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

The UN has declared the situation in Yemen the world’s largest humanitarian emergency with 22 million people needing lifesaving assistance. The impact on Yemeni society and the country’s fragile infrastructure has been devastating.This panel...

Breakfast Briefing - Whatever happened to Al Qaida?

10 April 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

After the death of Usama bin Ladin in 2011, and the rise of the so-called Islamic State (also known as Daesh) in Iraq and Syria in 2013-14, Al Qaida faded from the headlines. However, Al Qaida aligned groups from Somalia to Syria to South Asia are...

Breakfast Briefing - Negotiating Realistic Restraints on North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons

05 April 2019, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

The failure of the Hanoi summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to reach agreement has focussed new attention on the future of the diplomatic process between the two, the options for its continuation, and the...

Cyprus and Emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean

03 April 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

The event will focus on regional security challenges and emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean. This event will pay special attention to the role and significance of the Republic of Cyprus for promoting peace and stability in the region....

Fighting Fraud and Corruption in a Shrinking World

03 April 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Speech I am honoured to be here at this prestigious and influential institute, which has made such important contributions to our understanding of the threats to international security and defence. And I applaud the work that the Centre for...

Promoting Financial Integrity & Inclusion: Embracing Technology and Avoiding Unintended Consequences

02 April 2019, 14:30

This event will consider ways to reduce the potential for the abuse of financial systems and enhance approaches to anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism in emerging market and developing countries pursuing financial...

The New Cyber Arms Race

02 April 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Mikko Hypponen, the cyber-security expert known for his long track record of predicting new forms of cyber aggression, is Chief Research Officer at F-Secure, which he joined in 1991. In addition to lecturing at universities including Stanford,...

The Continued Fight: Upholding Human Right Standards in Europe

28 March 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

In this lecture, the Secretary General will speak about the Council of Europe’s continued efforts to promote human rights, democracy and rule of law and the importance of upholding these standards. He will discuss the significance of human rights in...

RUSI-RIAC UK-Russia Security Dialogue 2018-2019 Report Launch

28 March 2019, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

Notwithstanding the UK and Russia’s very difficult political relationship, over the past year, RUSI in partnership with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) has been running bilateral workshops bringing together policy and industry...

Breakfast Briefing - Security on the Korean Peninsula: Continuity and Change

27 March 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

One of the stories of 2018 has been how a situation on the Korean peninsula that came so close to conflict in the late stages of 2017 has been turned into a tale of two processes: one, the US-DPRK dialogue, which focusses mainly on the nuclear and...

The Case for a National Defence Course

21 March 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Finnish national security is based on the Total Defence concept and the National Defence Course forms a key part of this policy. The course, which now has a two year waiting list, brings together leaders from the armed forces, government leadership...

Combat Air Survivability Conference

20 March 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The survivability equation is not simply a question of picking stealth or advanced kinematics, jamming or stand-off weapons, massed or exquisite platforms, but instead a mix of different elements to create a balanced solution suitable for the threat...

RUSI Under 35's Forum: The Future of Defence and Security

19 March 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In honour of International Women's Day on 8 March, this all-female panel of researchers from our Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Military Science and National Security and Resilience teams, will...

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