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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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RUSI Members Only

The Zinoviev Letter: A Century of Fake News?

27 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Zinoviev Letter of 1924, encouraging the British proletariat to greater revolutionary effort, was apparently sent by Grigori Zinoviev, head of the Bolshevik propaganda organisation, to the...

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Breakfast Briefing - Controlling China: Big Data and Artificial Intelligence are Xi Jinping's 'Fourth Magic Weapon'

10 December 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Artificial intelligence and big data may represent an industrial revolution, but combined with recognition technologies and existing systems of social control they may also usher in a revolution in...

RUSI Members Only

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

11 December 2018, 18:00

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the RUSI Christmas Party from 1900 to 2030. This event is open...

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

30 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...

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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...

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The Current Situation in Ukraine: Ukrainian Armed Forces as a Key Element for Deterrence

21 September 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

During the 21st Century, misunderstood assumptions of Russian geopolitical intentions led to the degradation of defence capabilities in the...

The Afghanistan-Pakistan Relationship: Quest for Regional Peace

24 September 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Eid ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban offered hope for the stagnated peace process in Afghanistan. However, the...

Cyber Strategy: The Evolving Character of Power and Coercion

01 October 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Are cyber operations as revolutionary as the headlines suggest?  Do they compel rival states and alter international politics? By examining...

Soldiers of Character: Research Report

03 October 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Complementing work by the Jubilee Centre about virtues in professional practice and public service, the Soldiers of Character research...

Ukraine’s Security and Its Importance to the UK

08 October 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

“Our commitment to Ukraine remains unwavering”, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told his hosts during his recent visit to Kyiv. And...

Is Space the New Cyber? UK Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

02 October 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Conversations about space across the UK government are dominated by the military and industry.  Despite broad agreement across other government departments on the importance of space, there seems to...

Ukraine’s Security and Its Importance to the UK

08 October 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

“Our commitment to Ukraine remains unwavering”, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told his hosts during his recent visit to Kyiv. And there is no doubt that Britain’s commitment to Ukrainehas been...

RUSI Modern Deterrence Conference 2018: Securing Societies

06 November 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The conference will launch RUSI’s Modern Deterrence programme, which will run over the next four years with the aim of better defining the concept. In recent months, the notion of Modern Deterrence...

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

13 February 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

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...

UK PONI Annual Conference 2018

07 June 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The conference plenary sessions will be streamed here. Please refresh this page. This event speech will be streamed throughout the day on this webpage.  Please scroll down and refresh this page for the sessions.  The 2018 Annual Conference will...

David Davis on Brexit and Security

06 June 2018, 16:00

The Speech Thank you Deputy Director General for that kind introduction. As you alluded to it’s a pleasure to be speaking here, in this grand library in the Royal United Services Institute. This think-tank has, for centuries, hosted debates about...

Prime Minister Erna Solberg on the Security Policy Challenges Facing Norway and Europe today

06 June 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

In her address, Prime Minister Solberg reflected on some of the key security policy challenges facing Norway and Europe today, including relations with Russia and the role of NATO. She touched upon the future UK-Norway relationship, and the need for...

Nuclear Deterrence and Franco-British Cooperation: From the Second World War to Lancaster House

04 June 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Hosted throughout April and May at the Maison Française d'Oxford and developed by the Military Applications Division of the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy Commission (CEA/DAM), this exhibition retraces the history of the French nuclear...

Accord Publication Launch: Issue 27 – Progressive peace in Afghanistan

01 June 2018, 16:45
RUSI Whitehall

Contributions to Accord offer a unique compilation of experiences and insights by Afghan and international men and women from academia, the military, government, armed opposition and civil society. More than 25 articles explore lessons and...

Missile Defence Conference 2018

30 May 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The 18th annual Conference in this series is very timely, with Missile Defence coming to the forefront of policymakers minds. The conference will address the North Korean nuclear threat and how it will have evolved and East Asian missile defence...

Strengthening the AML Response to Cyber Crime

30 May 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

On that basis, the objectives of this workshop are to develop a better understanding of money laundering techniques used by cyber criminals, identify how anti-money laundering (AML) responses can render cyber crime less lucrative, and examine the...

Tom Tugendhat MP at RUSI 29 May 2018

Tom Tugendhat on Defending the Rules

29 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his address, Mr Tugendhat discussed Britain’s place in the world and his vision for the UK’s foreign policy priorities post-Brexit. Drawing on his time working for the Chief of the Defence Staff and his work on the committee, he argued that a...

Breakfast Briefing: Artificial Intelligence – Latest Analysis from RUSI

29 May 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Recent developments in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have resulted in rapid advancements in the abilities of computers to learn automatically and improve from experience, and make decisions just like humans....

RUSI–The First Sea Lord's Sea Power Conference 2018

24 May 2018, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

First Sea Lord's Speech Read the speech here Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson The conference addressed the potential for human-machine combat teaming, implications for force design, disinvestment strategies and people from the year 2035.   The...

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 16th Annual Conference

23 May 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

To read the closing remarks by Her Royal Highness Princess Tessy of Luxembourg, please click here. Now in its 16th year, the conference focussed on 'Politics, Partners and Protection’ and explored some of the key issues confronting contemporary...

Why We Fight: The Evolutionary Psychology of Warfare

22 May 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

From the pursuit of social status and belonging, to the rationalisation of violence through mechanisms such as morality, religion and shared ideology, this lecture will explore recent advances in the cognitive sciences, and demonstrate their...

Organised Crime/Terror Nexus Workshop

22 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The organised crime/terror nexus manifests at various levels. Organised crime groups and terrorists may converge, permanently or opportunistically. For instance, terrorist groups such as the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) are known to tax and extort...

Air Marshal Phil Osborn on Intelligence and Information Advantage in a Contested World

18 May 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

The clarity of peace, transition to war, and war is fast disappearing. State-based competition and confrontation are now becoming the norm, played out across a multi-dimensional and multi-speed battlespace. For some, traditional levers of national...

Breakfast Briefing: Iran’s Nuclear Deal – What Next?

17 May 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

US President Donald Trump has until 12 May to decide whether or not to waive sanctions against Iran again, in line with the terms of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Back in January, President Trump stated that unless a series of...

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