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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., Nov 18 2018

UK PONI Members Only

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...

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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...

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...

RUSI Members Only

Send for Levene: A Discussion with Lord Levene

27 November 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

In this discussion, Lord Levene will recount his early career and how he grew a small company into a prime contractor to the Ministry of Defence. Then, how out of nowhere, came a phone call from...

RUSI Members Only

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...

Invite Only

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...

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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...

RUSI Members Only

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...

UK PONI Members Only

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...

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The Zinoviev Letter: A Century of Fake News?

27 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

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

Send for Levene: A Discussion with Lord Levene

27 November 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this discussion, Lord Levene will recount his early career and how he grew a small company into a prime contractor to the Ministry of...

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

28 November 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Brigadier Ridge will further reflect on what this means for the nature and construct of military deployments and how this has been...

RUSI Paper Launch – Targeting the Finances of Cybercrime

04 December 2018, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

UK law enforcement agencies already seek to ‘follow the money’ to identify cybercriminals, as well as to confiscate the proceeds of...

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...

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...

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...

Sold Out - Breakfast Briefing: The US Mid-term Elections 2018

08 November 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

President Donald Trump’s ability to govern in the final two years of his first term will hinge upon the outcome of the 6 November US mid-term elections. This briefing will reflect on the current state of US party politics, the likely 'Trump effect’...

Lethal AI and Autonomy Conference

07 November 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomy continue to hit the headlines of major media outlets, yet few of these deal with the specific considerations of military use: what does the arrival of such systems mean when they are designed to kill people...

RUSI Modern Deterrence Conference 2018: Securing Societies

06 November 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

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 has been gaining attention among many governments....

Iraq, Iran and the US: Economic trends in the wake of sanctions

31 October 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 4 November US-led sanctions will once again target the Islamic Republic of Iran. With Iran as its foremost trading partner, there are potentially lasting consequences for the Iraqi economy. Meanwhile the political implications for Iraq are...

UK PONI Roundtable: Denuclearising North Korea

31 October 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

North Korea has continued to feature in global headlines throughout 2018. However the focus this year has shifted from provocation and high tensions, to diplomatic initiatives in support of denuclearisation. So far progress in this area has been...

India’s Strategic Outlook

31 October 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

As India’s economic and political clout expand, so do its desire to play a larger role in the international arena. Among the broader international community, India has increasingly been viewed as a like-minded emerging power capable of balancing...

Swiss-UK Dialogue: Promoting a Coordinated Response to De-Risking

29 October 2018, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

Given that the nature and impact of ‘de-risking’ are generally well-recognised, this event will focus on solutions. This includes a review of the implementation and effectiveness of existing measures, such as guidance issued by international...

UK PONI Nuclear Technology Workshop

29 October 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

UK PONI will hold a one-day workshop covering the basics of nuclear technology including fuel cycles, nuclear weapons and delivery systems aimed at early career professionals working in the nuclear policy field but without a scientific or...

Members’ Event - UK Future Combat Air Strategy

24 October 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The government has been reviewing the future combat air strategy for the UK, based on the need to replace Typhoon in the 2030s. An extensive programme of work has been conducted in government on the future requirement, coupled with significant...

RUSI Whitehall Paper Launch - Security in Northern Europe: Deterrence, Defence and Dialogue

23 October 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

The volume looks at how key NATO allies can respond to the changing strategic situation through a successful mix of effective deterrence, a credible ability to fight, and constructive dialogue with Moscow.Speakers include:Rolf Tamnes is a professor...

Regional order: forging new alliances in the Middle East

23 October 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Gulf Cooperation Council has been transformed by the blockade imposed upon Qatar by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE in June 2017. After 16 months of impasse the crisis does not appear to have abated, HE Al Khater will provide insights...

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