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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.

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

11 December 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

A lecture by General Sir Nick Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence.The Chief of the Defence Staff...

POSTPONED: Cyprus and Emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean

12 December 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The event will focus on regional security challenges and emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean. This event will pay special...

Armed Drones in the Middle East: Proliferation and Norms in the Region

17 December 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The outputs of the project, an Occasional Paper and an interactive website, will be presented by the two lead researchers, Dr Aniseh...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath, 1919

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

On 11 November 1918, Douglas Haig must have welcomed his imminent release from the immense burdens he had stoically borne for three years....

Is Space the New Cyber? UK Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

16 January 2019, 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...

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...

Managing Defence Diplomacy: Comparative Perspectives

13 September 2006, 7:30

Programme           Download Brochure Defence Diplomacy emerged during the late 1990s as an increasingly important tool for enhancing regional security, building confidence amongst allies and advancing broader national and multilateral...

NATO, the Mediterranean and the Broader Middle East: The Future

11 September 2006, 8:00

NATO has shown every intention of adapting to the new strategic environment of the twenty-first century, as it continues to secure a future for NATO in the post Cold War world. Today’s key threats - terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass...

150th Anniversary of the end of Crimean War (1853-1856)

01 August 2006, 10:00

RUSI is hosting a free Members’ Event to mark the 150th Anniversary of the end of Crimean War (1853-1856).1215-1300 Lunch (optional, £10) 1300-1440 LecturesThe Crimean War is credited as being the first modern war, employing trenches, blind...

NATO Transformation: Towards the Riga Summit and Beyond

20 July 2006, 8:00

This conference was organised ahead of the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Alliance’s Riga Summit. It was addressed by NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and the former Spanish...

Rules of Engagement: Controlling the Use of Force

18 July 2006, 8:00

Armed Forces deployed on operations may look upon their 'Rules of Engagement' (ROE) as either helpful guidelines or serious constraints in how they go about achieving their mission.  However, well planned and thoroughly prepared ROEs are essential...

Military History Circle: Manstein: Hitler’s Greatest General- The Triumph of Operational Virtuosity over Strategic Sense

10 July 2006, 11:15

Brigadier (P) R A M S Melvin is Director Operational Capability, UK Ministry of Defence. He was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1975. He has seen a variety of regimental service and staff (general and joint) employment in the <?xml:...

DARFUR: Towards a settlement

06 July 2006, 8:00

The signature of a peace agreement in May 2006 between the Sudanese government and one rebel group may pave the way for a settlement of the conflict in Darfur. This conference assessed the issue of current and future post-conflict stabilisation and...

Military History Circle: Monte Cassino and the Italian Campaign from the German Perspective

04 July 2006, 11:15

Ian Passingham joined the army as a private soldier and was later commissioned in the Royal Hampshire Regiment. Since 1995 he has been a writer and defence analyst. He is the author of Pillars of Fire: The Battle of Messines Ridge, June 1917 (2000)...

Docking Mechanisms: How will the European Defence Agency cooperate with partners?

26 June 2006, 8:00

Before Christmas EU Defence Ministers agreed to a Code of Conduct for defence procurement, designed to introduce foreign competition into EU countries’ defence procurement processes. The Code is just one of a host of European Defence Agency...

Technology for Security & Resilience 2006

26 June 2006, 7:30

Each component of a society plays an integral role in the provision of that nation’s security and resilience. These roles are complex and intertwined and can range from:• A government ensuring that the threats and risks that are faced are adequately...

Evolution of the British-American Special Relationship in the Defence Industry

21 June 2006, 8:00

The ‘Special Relationship’ between the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />UK and the US has evolved more recently through the alliance forged against terrorism and the joint vision of mutual...

Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus: Energy and Security

20 June 2006, 8:00

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Russia’s Presidency of the G8 comes at a time of important developments affecting energy demand and supply scenarios for Europe and the Asia-Pacific region....

Mass Event Security - Forthcoming Challenges for London

05 June 2006, 7:30

With the global threat from terrorism, large sporting events represent a potential security nightmare. Memories of the Munich Olympics massacre and the Atlanta Olympics bombing still loom large and with the London 2012 team busy making preparations...

UN Peacekeepers’ Conference Keeping Today’s International Peace: A job for more than the Military

31 May 2006, 8:00

This Conference for Members is held annually in association with the United Nations Association on or about 29 May, the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. This third conference offers the first public platform to the British government to...

Future Challenges in Iraq

24 May 2006, 13:00

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