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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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E.g., Dec 11 2018

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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...

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BY INVITATION ONLY: Measuring the Scale of Money Laundering in the UK

10 December 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

There are a number of broad estimates on the scale of money laundering in the UK, some of them referring to hundreds of billions of pounds per annum. Due to the hidden nature of money laundering, it...

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New Technologies and Nuclear Risks: A Discussion with UN Under-Secretary-General Izumi Nakamitsu

11 December 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

This agenda devoted significant attention to the consequences for human security of emerging means and methods of warfare, and many of the 116 steps and activities that the agenda outlined addressed...

RUSI Members Only

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Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

11 December 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical...

RUSI Members Only

POSTPONED: Cyprus and Emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean

12 December 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The event will focus on regional security challenges and emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean. This event will pay special attention to the role and significance of the Republic of Cyprus...

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BY INVITATION ONLY: Measuring the Scale of Money Laundering in the UK

12 December 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

There are a number of broad estimates on the scale of money laundering in the UK, some of them referring to hundreds of billions of pounds per annum. Due to the hidden nature of money laundering, it...

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Implementing North Korea Sanctions in Practice (with C4ADS)

12 December 2018, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

Managing North Korean sanctions risk has become significantly more complex in recent years, especially in the maritime space. Despite international sanctions requirements seeking to prevent illegal...

RUSI Members Only

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

17 December 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The outputs of the project, an Occasional Paper and an interactive website, will be presented by the two lead researchers, Dr Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi and Justin Bronk, who will provide an overview of...

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Leaning in: Advancing the Role of Finance Against Modern Slavery

17 December 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

In recent years, the financial sector has become an increasingly high-profile contributor to efforts to identify and disrupt modern slavery and human trafficking.  Specific financial sector-led...

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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...

Reinstating national service: Lithuania's experience

06 December 2018, 8:15

In cooperation with the Embassy of Lithuania, RUSI's Modern Deterrence project is pleased to invite you to an executive briefing by Gedrimas Jeglinskas, Lithuania's Vice Minister of Defence. Minister Jeglinskas, a graduate of the US Military Academy...

Have I Got Nukes for You: The UK PONI Christmas Quiz

04 December 2018, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

 Get ready to pull on those Christmas jumpers and join other UK PONI members for an evening of friendly competition and quiz fun! Prizes will also be awarded for the best team name (last year’s winner was ‘Gold, Frankincense and MIRV’).UK PONI...

UK PONI Networking Event: Women in Nuclear

04 December 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Through an informal activity, participants will engage with the leaders on an array of topics, including current nuclear issues and their unique experiences in the nuclear discipline. Come ready to chat and learn!For UK PONI members travelling from...

RUSI Paper Launch – Targeting the Finances of Cybercrime

04 December 2018, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

UK law enforcement agencies already seek to ‘follow the money’ to identify cybercriminals, as well as to confiscate the proceeds of cybercrime. Financial institutions are a crucial partner in those efforts, especially in cases involving ‘money mule...

Book Launch: The Hall of Mirrors by Jim Storr

29 November 2018, 17:30

What can we learn from war, and warfare, in the 20th century? Surprisingly, the question has not been addressed.After the First World War, four empires ceased to exist and eight new countries were born in Europe. Following the Second World War,...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Mafiaround: The Fight Against Italian Mafias beyond Italy

29 November 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Sharing practices and insights will be the primary goal, but rather than just listening to each other’s experiences and knowledge, the workshop will be organised around a number of thematic sessions including, but not limited to:How to recognise and...

The Evolving Role of the Military during non-discretionary National Crises

28 November 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Brigadier Ridge will further reflect on what this means for the nature and construct of military deployments and how this has been reflected in recent British efforts. He will also offer some insights and thoughts as to what this might mean in the...

EVENT POSTPONED – Send for Levene: A Discussion with Lord Levene

27 November 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

A wide-ranging discussion with Lord Levene of Portsoken KBE, former UK Chief of Defence Procurement, as he launches his autobiography, Send for Levene.In this discussion, Lord Levene will recount his early career and how he grew a small company into...

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 British Communist Party in September 1924. Received in...

Introducing the Royal United Services Institute

21 November 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies is one of the UK's leading think-tanks on defence and security, and was established in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington. As a think tank it analyses the latest issued affecting the...

Leadership in the Non-Proliferation Treaty

20 November 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The NPT process is currently under significant pressure. As the 2020 Review Conference draws closer, achieving consensus on a final document remains unlikely. There are divisions within the NPT community and frustrations over the slow progress of...

Annual John Garnett Memorial Lecture

14 November 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The annual John Garnett Memorial Lecture honours the legacy of Professor John Garnett as the first academic in the field of Strategic Studies worldwide. Professor Garnett pioneered Strategic Studies as an academic field at the University of...

A Conversation with Professor Yuval Noah Harari

13 November 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In a lively and wide-ranging conversation, they confronted some of the most urgent questions for the modern world and their implications for policy makers and the societies they serve. Why is liberal democracy in crisis? How do the forces of...

UK PONI Roundtable: The INF Treaty

12 November 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Signed in 1987, the INF Treaty required the U.S. and Soviet Union to eliminate an entire class of nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles, those with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers. This arms control...

Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule The World And How to Take It Back

09 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

From the passport-vendors of St Kitts and Nevis, to the secrecy vendors of Nevada, to the property vendors of Knightsbridge, it exposes a system where, if you're rich enough, whoever you are, wherever you come from, the laws do not apply to you.In...

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