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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.

Sharpening the Dagger: Optimising Special Forces for Future Conflict

28 June 2021, 15:00

Militaries have found a persistent need to establish units that are detached from the conventional force structure to address discrete...

The Bomb Beyond Borders: How Do Democratic States and Their Citizens Think About Nuclear Use?

28 June 2021, 16:00

In recent decades, scholars and policymakers have advanced the view that the non-use of nuclear weapons since the Second World War can...

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...

The Future of Energy Security and National Resilience

12 July 2021, 16:00

In this wide-ranging discussion, panellists will reflect on some of the key issues that will need to be addressed as part of the wider...

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...

Extreme Communication: Strategic Communications in the Contemporary International Landscape

27 May 2020, 14:00

The challenge comes from extremist actors ranging from the Islamic State to far-right organisations, and their increasingly sophisticated use of tools and approaches both online and offline. In this online event, guest editor Alastair Reed spoke...

Royal Navy / RUSI Digital Seminar: The Role of the Navy in National Resilience

22 May 2020, 14:30

The immediate ramifications of unforeseen disruptions as well as their second order effects with regards to trade and global stability will require navies to coordinate with civilian and non-governmental agencies to deliver a whole of government...

Mapping a Pandemic: Britain and Europe After The Pandemic

21 May 2020, 14:00

Mapping the Pandemic Series For many opponents of Britain’s membership in the European Union, the chief argument in favour of Brexit was the EU’s alleged determination to transform itself into a “superstate”. But as the current coronavirus...

Covid-19: What’s next for financial crime policy and digital identity

19 May 2020, 15:00

Overnight, the Covid-19 pandemic has fueled the flames of financial crime policy debates that have been burning for a number of years – including what effective identification should look like in a digital era. We now are faced with the question:...

RUSI Terrorism and Conflict Research Group Launch of the Prevention Project: A Seminar Series Exploring the Evidence Base for P/CVE

18 May 2020, 14:00

Prevention is a vital pillar of counterterrorism (CT) strategies across the globe. Yet despite nearly 20 years of preventative initiatives this issue continues to be highly politicised, misunderstood and contested. To help address this, RUSI has...

Mapping a Pandemic: Policing the UK during Covid- 19

14 May 2020, 14:00

The coronavirus pandemic represents one of the the biggest challenges to UK policing since the Second World War. Some aspects of criminal behaviour are very likely to decrease during periods of social distancing, for example alcohol-related...

The Corona Lessons: Learning from the Fight Against Coronavirus

13 May 2020, 14:00

Speaker: Uga Dumpis MD PhD Introductory remarks by Deputy Prime Minister Artis Pabriks PhD To date Latvia, a country of some two million inhabitants, has only had 858 coronavirus infections and 15 deaths. That puts the country in an elite group of...

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The Southern Stratagem: North Korean Proliferation Financing in Southern and Eastern Africa

13 May 2020, 13:00

North Korea adapts its proliferation financing activities to the particular opportunities available in each of the regions in which it operates. Sub-Saharan Africa has been no different.The Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies hosted an...

Terrorism and the Mass Media Launch Event

11 May 2020, 14:00

Access paper here An independent piece of research commissioned by London Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations Neil Basu, this paper examines the role the media can play in amplifying the impact of terrorism. It...

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Does the Current Strategy to Counter Terrorist Financing Work?

07 May 2020, 14:00

Access the paper Since 9/11, targeting the finances of terrorist actors has been a central element of the global counterterrorism landscape. Indeed, the first public shot fired by George W. Bush in his ‘War on Terror’ was a financial measure in the...

Mapping a Pandemic: Britain and China: Unusual Business - The Future Bilateral Relationship

07 May 2020, 14:00

“We ought to look at all sides of this and do it in a balanced way, but there is no doubt that we can’t have business as usual after this crisis”. This is how Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab characterised the challenge he believes Britain is facing...

Reflections on Victory in Europe 75 Years On

05 May 2020, 16:00

8 May 1945 – VE (Victory in Europe) Day – was one that remained in the memory of all those who witnessed it. It meant an end to nearly six years of a war that had cost the lives of millions; had destroyed homes, families and cities; and had brought...

The US Cyberspace Solarium Commission: An Exclusive Briefing on the Commission’s Recommendations

04 May 2020, 15:00

Commissioners Samantha Ravich and Chris Ingles, and Executive Director Mark Montgomery, will present the Commission’s recommendation, delivered to the US Congress last month. The Cyberspace Solarium Commission, a bipartisan commission on defending...

Freeports in the UK: Securing the Benefits, Preventing Crime

30 April 2020, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

In February 2020, the UK government launched a consultation on its plans to establish up to 10 freeports in the UK. The consultation paper envisions freeports as ‘humming hubs of high-quality manufacturing’ and ‘titans of transhipment’, which will...

Mapping a Pandemic: Coronavirus, the Future of Surveillance and the Liberal State

30 April 2020, 14:00

In the early 20th century, Sir Halford Mackinder published a book titled Democratic Ideals and Reality posing the question “Can Democracies Make Strategy?” The question recurred in a variety of guises over the course of the 20th century as...

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