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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.

How Integrated are Foreign Affairs and Development in the UK Integrated Review?

26 April 2021, 16:00

In this wide-ranging conversation, Douglas Alexander and Rory Stewart deploy the experience they gained in their previously-held government...

Black Gold: Exposing North Korea's Oil Procurement Networks

28 April 2021, 13:00

North Korea is reported to have continually broken a UN-mandated cap on its petroleum imports for at least the past six years. The latest...

Hard Choices: What Britain Does Next

11 May 2021, 16:00

After decades of peace and prosperity, the international order put in place after the Second World War is rapidly coming to an end. Foreign...

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...

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...

Precision Strike in 21st Century Multidomain Operations

13 May 2021, 12:00

The ‘democratisation’ of access to long-range precision strike assets once thought to be components of an exclusively Western revolution in military affairs will have important ramifications for the...

International Day of UN Peacekeepers Conference: Enhancing the UK Contribution to Peacekeeping

27 May 2021, 10:00

Marking the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, the conference is both an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice made by those who have died in the service of humanity, and to analyse developments...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2021: Integrating for Operations Today and Warfighting Tomorrow

02 June 2021, 9:00

The British Government published its Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review in March 2021, setting out its ambition for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade. Given the...

The Future of Democracy in Belarus: Europe's Next Challenge

28 January 2021, 14:00

More than five months have passed since the rigged presidential elections in Belarus, which are widely perceived to have robbed Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya of her rightful win as the country’s new leader. The scale of the protests against Alexandr...

Terrorism – Old Threats Returning, New Threats Emerging: What Are The Key Longer Term Trends Business Needs To Worry About?

27 January 2021, 14:00

The threat of Islamist terrorism has not gone away, with the pandemic offering space to regroup and radicalise. Meanwhile, Covid-19 and Government responses to it have created opportunities for identifying and highlighting political, social,...

Whitehall Briefing: Brexit’s Implications for UK Defence Industrial Co-operation with Continental Europe

26 January 2021, 16:00

The UK and EU agreed a deal on their new relationship which came into force on 1 January 2021. A consistent feature of official UK positions after Brexit was a public expression of readiness for continued UK–Europe co-operation on defence and...

Data Analytics: A Step-Change in the Fight Against Financial Crime?

25 January 2021, 16:00

This is the second one in a series of three webinars convened based on Financial Crime 2.0, a two-year programme on financial crime and new technology funded by EY, Refinitiv and (during its first year) Lloyds Banking Group. The first webinar in the...

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

25 January 2021, 13:00

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 national security and foreign policy. The UK needs Armed Forces which are radically forward-looking, integrate...

Israel’s Elections and Future Trajectory

21 January 2021, 14:00

As Israelis head to the polls for their fourth general elections in less than two years, the country is confronted with critical policy choices, such as how it will engage with the new Biden Administration in Washington, and how it leverages its...

Dead Doubles: The Extraordinary Worldwide Hunt for One of the Cold War’s Most Notorious Spy Rings

14 January 2021, 16:00

The Portland Spy Ring was one of the most infamous intelligence cases from the Cold War. People all over the world were shocked in 1961 when its exposure revealed in Britain the shadowy underbelly of KGB 'illegals' - spies operating under deep cover...

Paper Launch - The Future of the NATO Corps

12 January 2021, 15:00

The diminished expectation of large-scale warfighting in the wake of the Cold War, combined with the liberation from a rigid echelon system enabled by modern communications technology, has reduced the emphasis on the corps in Western militaries...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2020

17 December 2020, 13:00

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI and is a feature in the British defence and security calendar. 21 YEARS OF RUSI CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF LECTURES 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010...

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 codebreaking achievements during the Second World War, and essential to the Allied victory, GCHQ also held a critical...

How Can We Realise The Anti-Financial Crime Potential of Technology?

14 December 2020, 16:00

This is the first one in a series of three webinars convened based on Financial Crime 2.0, a two-year programme on financial crime and new technology funded by EY, Refinitiv and (during its first year) Lloyds Banking Group. The following webinars in...

Ben Wallace on UK Defence Reform

11 December 2020, 10:00

The announcement in the House of Commons on 19 November by Prime Minister Boris Johnson of a multi-year funding settlement for the Ministry of Defence marks the first outcome from the Integrated Review of the UK’s foreign, defence, development and...

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 clandestine routes which traversed Nazi-occupied Europe, enabling soldiers and airmen to make their way home....

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Community Engagement in Fragile and Conflict Affected States: Knowledge Transfer and Lesson Learning between the Gendarmerie and the Military

09 December 2020, 15:00

This event was hosted by Keith Ditcham, Senior Research Fellow and Acting Director, RUSI and Colonel Giuseppe de Magistris, NSPCOE Director; it was chaired by Dr Georgina Sinclair, Associate Fellow, RUSI and Dr Imogen Parsons, Senior Research Fellow...

Twenty-Five Years after Bosnia: The Corps in Contemporary Security

09 December 2020, 14:00

The Allied Rapid Reaction Corps provided the framework headquarters for the international intervention in Bosnia under the command of then General Michael Walker. Twenty-five years later the ARRC has taken up its role as the first NATO War...

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