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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.

Professor Hugo de Burgh and Professor Daya Thussu on the Globalisation of Chinese Media

10 April 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Chinese media are going global to a purpose, which is intimately connected with their history and the culture from which they emerge....

What next for NATO? Perspectives before the Brussels Summit

10 April 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this discussion, Ambassador Hutchison and Ambassador MacIntosh will consider the changes since the Wales and Warsaw summits, and the...

Transatlantic Traumas: A discussion with Professor Stanley R. Sloan on the future of the West

16 April 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

These are traumatic times for transatlantic relations and particularly for those who believe in liberal democracy and the concept and...

Services' Family Accommodation: The Home Front

19 April 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Professor Louth, Professor Taylor, Dr Twort and Dr Thompson from King’s College, London, have spent 18 months researching the intent of the...

James Holland on the War in the West: A Reassessment

24 April 2018, 11:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Second World War remains enduringly compelling and the subject of new generations of computer games, movies, documentary films and, of...

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

24 May 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The conference will address the potential for human-machine combat teaming, implications for force design, disinvestment strategies and people from the year 2035.  The emergence of autonomous and...

Missile Defence Conference 2018

30 May 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The 18th annual Conference in this series is very timely. It will address the North Korean nuclear threat and how it will have evolved and East Asian missile defence issues more widely.  It will...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2018

19 June 2018, 9:00

This year's conference will be held on 19-20 June at Church House in Westminster.Further details of the RUSI Land Warfare Conferences are available at sponsorship...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Cyber Competition Scenario Planning

25 July 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Cyber 9/12 is a cyber policy and strategy competition run in conjunction with Cabinet Office, National Cyber Security Centre, RUSI and the Atlantic Council. The competition challenges teams of students to engage with cyber security policy and offer...

RUSI Annual General Meeting

20 July 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Nominations for electionThe four following individuals will be nominated for election as Trustees of the Institute on 20 July 2017 (CV's attached):The Rt Hon the Baroness AshtonGeneral Sir Nicholas HoughtonMs Alison Levitt QCHis Grace the Duke of...

OPEN TO ALL: Occasional Paper - Below the Surface: How Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Threatens Our Security

18 July 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Operating out of sight, and largely out of reach of the public and law enforcement alike, organised, high-volume illegal fishing can involve a range of violent and destructive criminal practices. In particular illegal fishing offences are known to...

A Year After Turkey’s Failed Coup Attempt: The Implications of Turkey’s Changing Security Environment

14 July 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Though the coup was thwarted at the cost of 248 dead and 2193 injured, the repercussions are felt in every quarter of Turkish political life. Meanwhile, the Syrian War poses a threat to Turkey’s border security and its regional interests. Because of...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Private roundtable with British Ambassador to Iran, Nicholas Hopton

12 July 2017, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

At this event he will examine the domestic political environment within Iran following the presidential elections in May, Iran's foreign policy within the context of the current GCC crisis and the future of the nuclear deal (known as the JCPOA). He...

OPEN TO ALL: Professor David Ormerod QC on the Protection of Official Data

12 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In February 2017 the Law Commission published a consultation paper entitled ‘The Protection of Official Data’, which suggests ways to improve the law around the protection of official information. The aim of this paper is to ensure that relevant...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Breakfast Briefing: Is your organisation fit for a complex and uncertain future? Four essential tests

12 July 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Over the next two decades, profound changes in political and societal structures, accelerated by transformative technologies, will require an organisation to be fit for a different kind of future. The speed and dimensions of such changes are...

OPEN TO ALL - Prospects for Russia’s Economy

11 July 2017, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Even in light of sanctions and the drop in oil prices, according to the IMF growth is expected to return to the Russian economy in 2017. But what does this mean in the context of Russia's political economy, investment climate and upcoming elections...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Defence Innovation and the UK: Responding to the Risks Identified by the US Third Offset Strategy

10 July 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The US Third Offset Strategy identified that Russia, China and other emerging powers had closed significantly the defence technology gap and were approaching technological parity with the West across key capabilities. This threatens the UK’s ability...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Countering Terrorism & Violent Extremism, Building Peace: risks, contradictions & how to manage them

10 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The political pressure to respond effectively to conflict and terrorist attacks, at home and abroad, is intensifying. This roundtable aims to provide a non-partisan space for continuing the conversation, drawing on insights from Saferworld, RUSI and...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Sanctions and Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities for UK Sanctions Policy

10 July 2017, 10:00

As the UK seeks to leave the European Union its relations with Europe and the rest of the world will change significantly. This will include establishing a sanctions policy framework separate from the EU to ensure that the UK can continue to play a...

OPEN TO ALL: Al Qaeda, Iran and the future of terrorism in the Middle East

07 July 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Whilst various states in the Middle East accuse each other of terrorism few would imagine a partnership between Iran and Al Qaeda.As ISIS retreats Al Qaeda is ready to take the lead role again and its quiet rebuilding has been underestimated. After...

BY INVITATION ONLY: The GCC Crisis and implications for UK Foreign Policy

07 July 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The United Kingdom's longstanding role in the Gulf means that the current impasse presents a myriad of challenges to the UK national interest. The panel will discuss the status of the crisis, its impacts both regionally and globally, and how the...

OPEN TO ALL: Book Launch - 2020: World of War

05 July 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Inspired by General Sir John Hackett’s book, The Third World War which was published forty years ago, Paul Cornish and Kingsley Donaldson examine the security challenges facing the world today and explore how events might unfold. And if events...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Robotics and the Future of Warfare

05 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The visions of futurists do not always match the experiences of military personnel, but the battlefields of the future have the potential to bear little resemblance to the war zones of today. In his lecture, Professor Colosimo will discuss how the...