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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.

Predicting Environmental Disasters

05 October 2020, 15:00

Though CO2 emissions decreased somewhat as a result of coronavirus lockdowns, climate change remains a critical issue. Indeed,...

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...

Building Stronger Societies: Involving Teenagers in National Security

29 October 2020, 16:00

With national security threats growing, countries are looking increasingly to teenagers as a resource. Traditional conscription, as...

Haldane: The Forgotten Statesman Who Shaped Modern Britain

12 November 2020, 16:00

As a philosopher-statesman, Haldane’s groundbreaking proposals on defence, education and government structure were astonishingly ahead of...

How Spies Think: 10 Lessons in Intelligence

17 November 2020, 16:00

Intelligence officers discern the truth. They gather information - often contradictory or incomplete - and, with it, they build the most...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference (Rescheduled from Autumn 2020)

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...

Missile Defence Conference 2019: Beyond Ballistic Missiles? Missile Defence in an Era of Great Power Competition

13 February 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The purpose of the conference will be to explore the ways in which missile defence programmes will have to adapt in an era where rogue states are not the bete noire of the international order. In particular, the conference will focus on IAMD, the...

Breakfast Briefing - Hezbollah and Terrorist Financing.

13 February 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Dr Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of The Washington Institute Jeanette and Eli Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. From 2005 to early 2007, he served as deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and...

Breakthrough on the Salonika Front: The Contribution of the Serbian and British Armies

12 February 2019, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

Following the declaration of war on 28 July 1914, ferocious fighting began between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Serbia. Belgrade itself was taken in November before being recaptured in December 1914 as the Central Powers attempted to quickly ...

UK PONI Workshop: Introduction to Nuclear Weapons Policy

11 February 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

UK PONI will hold a one-day workshop comprising a series of seminars from RUSI staff on nuclear policy basics, covering deterrence, disarmament, proliferation and nuclear programmes worldwide. This workshop is aimed at early career professionals...

Gavin Williamson on Transforming UK Defence to Meet the Global Threats of Tomorrow

11 February 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Over the course of the past century, UK defence has shaped our nation and the world for the better. As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, its role will become even more pivotal to our nation’s security and prosperity. What threats are we...

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The Indo-Pacific Initiative: Opportunities for European and UK Engagement

08 February 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Initiative views the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean as a single maritime theatre, and seeks to promote stability and prosperity in the region through enhancing connectivity between Africa and Asia. The...

Send for Levene: A Discussion with Lord Levene

07 February 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

A wide-ranging discussion with Lord Levene of Portsoken KBE, former UK Chief of Defence Procurement, as he launches his autobiography, Send for Levene. In this discussion, Lord Levene will recount his early career and how he grew a small company...

Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

07 February 2019, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Millions of people work, live, and travel in high-risk countries; yet very few are kidnapped and, of those that are, almost all come home safely - how can this be? This new book – unique in its field – looks at the ransom business from all angles....

UK PONI Roundtable: NATO nuclear policy

06 February 2019, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

Recent challenges to strategic stability in the Euro-Atlantic region, such as Russia’s development of new nuclear capacities, its violation of the INF treaty and the consequent likelihood of US withdrawal, highlight the continuing impact of nuclear...

Executive briefing by Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space

05 February 2019, 8:45
RUSI Whitehall

Please note: this event is strictly invitation-only.Dirk Hoke is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Defence and Space. He is also a member of the Airbus Executive Committee and the Defence and Space Executive Committee.Hoke joined Airbus...

Countering Cyber Risk: Threats, Responses and Future Trends

05 February 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Recent research suggests that business leaders now see cyber security as the top risk to their businesses, and the British Government has publicly stated that cyber is one of only three top tier threats to the UK’s national security.Lord Evans will...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture

01 February 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Speaker BiographyJohn Hussey OBE MA served for 30 years with British Petroleum (BP) in Britain, Europe and Africa. Between 1964 and 1976, he managed BP’s operations in Guinea, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Nigeria. Since 1989, he has written...

Breakfast Briefing: From Complexity to Simplicity: Networks to Lone Actor Terrorism

25 January 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

International terrorism is constantly changing and evolving. ISIS's loss of territory has created a vacuum which is being filled by a mix of organisations, affiliates and other ideologies. At the same time, what constitutes a terrorist threat has...

UK PONI Roundtable: Extended Deterrence and Assurance in Europe

24 January 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

In December 2018, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for Russia to return to compliance with the INF Treaty within 60 days or face a formal U.S. withdrawal from the treaty. This occurred amidst existing issues surrounding the 2018 U.S....

Expert Judgement Workshop: Long-Range Precision Strike and Strategic Stability in Europe

23 January 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Under its grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, RUSI’s Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme will be hosting a closed workshop to continue its research on how advances in the conventional military capabilities of non-nuclear states...

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