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RUSI is the podium of choice for world leaders and senior policy makers, 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., Jul 27 2016

Report Launch – Understanding Iran’s Role in the Syrian Conflict

29 July 2016, 15:30
RUSI Whitehall

Iran’s role in Syria is critical not only to the course of the latter’s five-year civil war, but also to longer-term developments in the wider region. The alliance between the Syrian regime and the...

U-35 Film Screening: Dugma – The Button

03 August 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

An intimate portrait of a group of very different suicide bombers working for Al Qaeda in Syria. From the Saudi who loves singing and fried chicken, to a 26-year-old white British convert who worries...

Counter-insurgency

Belfast to Benghazi: Untold Challenges of War

22 September 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Rupert Wieloch has seen more than his share of front-line military action, having served as a platoon commander during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, before leading a squadron during the Gulf War...

John Garnett Lecture 2016

29 September 2016, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The annual John Garnett 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...

Global Security Issues

The Second International Cyber Symposium: Cyberspace And The Transformation Of 21st Century Warfare

19 October 2016, 9:30

The second International Cyber Symposium will be co-hosted at Church House by the Royal United Services Institute and the Ministry of Defence.Following the success of last year’s Symposium hosted by...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2016: Is the 21st Century the Asian Century?

16 November 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Many foreign policy commentators assume that the 21st century will be dominated by China, Japan and India. In his lecture, His Excellency The Honourable Alexander Downer will consider whether the...

Report Launch – Understanding Iran’s Role in the Syrian Conflict

29 July 2016, 15:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Iran’s role in Syria is critical not only to the course of the latter’s five-year civil war, but also to longer-term developments in the...

Belfast to Benghazi: Untold Challenges of War

22 September 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Rupert Wieloch has seen more than his share of front-line military action, having served as a platoon commander during the Troubles in...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2016: Is the 21st Century the Asian Century?

16 November 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Many foreign policy commentators assume that the 21st century will be dominated by China, Japan and India. In his lecture, His Excellency...

The Second International Cyber Symposium: Cyberspace And The Transformation Of 21st Century Warfare

19 October 2016, 9:30

The second International Cyber Symposium will be co-hosted at Church House by the Royal United Services Institute and the Ministry of Defence.Following the success of last year’s Symposium hosted by...

What next for NATO? The Warsaw Summit and Beyond

22 July 2016, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The NATO Summit in Warsaw earlier this month was an important step towards renewing NATO’s core purpose: Europe’s collective security and territorial defence. Following significant NATO military exercises in the region, the summit underlined the...

RUSI Annual General Meeting

21 July 2016, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Nominations for electionThe three following individuals will be nominated for election as Trustees of the Institute on 21 July 2016:Sir John Scarlett (CV attached)Mr John Dowdy (CV attached)Mr Nick Gowing (CV attached)

Playing the Great Game - Film Screening

20 July 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The view from the ground shows the truth from a local perspective about a country and region that is often dubbed in the media as ‘the most dangerous place on earth.’ The journey took him to the front line in the tribal areas of South Waziristan on...

The Chilcot Inquiry: Learning Lessons from Iraq

15 July 2016, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

This half-day conference assessed the outcome and implications of the Iraq Inquiry, the findings of which will be published a week earlier on 6 July 2016. In setting up the inquiry, the then prime minister Gordon Brown described it as ‘...

Book Launch: Don't Panic - ISIS, Terror and The Making of The New Middle East

14 July 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The entity known (in one of many variants) as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has come to feature regularly in the news, and in our imaginations. The dreadful, Grand Guignol spectacle of beheadings, abductions, cages, flames and...

Assuring Access to Space

13 July 2016, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The evolution of technology has dramatically changed the way in which space is and can be used. New projects like OneWeb and Google’s TerraBella, which propose to launch hundreds of satellites into space with a view to providing low cost or free...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2016

28 June 2016, 9:00

To watch selected presentations from the Land Warfare Conference 2015 please click the video below Past Conferences For information about past Land Warfare Conferences please follow the links below: Land Warfare Conference 2015

European Union

Report Launch – Countering Lone Actor Terrorism

22 June 2016, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Lone-actor terrorists are perceived as presenting acute challenges for law enforcement practitioners in detection and disruption. By definition, they act without direct command and control from a wider network, and it is assumed that without such...

The Future of Policing in the Digital Age

21 June 2016, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

As the lives of those they protect are increasingly conducted in the digital domain, law enforcement agencies across the UK are entering a new age of policing. However, the digital domain presents as many challenges as it does opportunities.This...

Closing NATO’s Baltic Gap

20 June 2016, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

Approaching the NATO Warsaw Summit next month, the threat posed by the Kremlin to Western stability and coherence is at the very top of the agenda for many nations. For those on the front lines with Russia, first and foremost the Baltic states, this...

Defence Acquisition Conference 2016: Achieving Critical Advantage for the UK Post SDSR

16 June 2016, 8:30

In 2015 the conference attracted a wide-ranging audience from across the UK Ministry of Defence, senior military representatives, policy-makers, industry (including SMEs) and academia.To see the latest programme, please click here.This year, the...

Eutopia - Romantic and Right

15 June 2016, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

We are being asked to choose the lesser of two evils: Remain: a little cog in the European machine. No control! No control at all! Not our borders! Not our laws! Who wants that? Leave: a little island on the edge of Europe. No money! No jobs! Who...

From business as usual to business unusual - The changing shape of information operations

14 June 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The global defence community is grappling with the changing nature of influence. A new verbal battle space and rhythm now exists, both online and offline. Within this context, ‘weaponised words’ are as effective, if not more effective, than...

The Origins and Development of Salafi-Jihadism

13 June 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Whilst claiming to be rooted in the theology and politics of seventh-century Arabia, Salafi-jihadism is actually of very recent provenance, and is as much the product of current and recent wars as it is of religious politics.Whilst it is extreme by...

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