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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., Mar 21 2019

Invite Only

The Case for a National Defence Course

21 March 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Finnish national security is based on the Total Defence concept and the National Defence Course forms a key part of this policy. The course, which now has a two year waiting list, brings together...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing - Security on the Korean Peninsula: Continuity and Change

27 March 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

One of the stories of 2018 has been how a situation on the Korean peninsula that came so close to conflict in the late stages of 2017 has been turned into a tale of two processes: one, the US-DPRK...

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RUSI-RIAC UK-Russia Security Dialogue 2018-2019 Report Launch

28 March 2019, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

While attempting to promote dialogue against the current political backdrop was challenging, Russia remains a significant global economic and political partner, which the UK will be obliged to engage...

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The Continued Fight: Upholding Human Right Standards in Europe

28 March 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

In this lecture, the Secretary General will speak about the Council of Europe’s continued efforts to promote human rights, democracy and rule of law and the importance of upholding these standards....

Invite Only

The New Cyber Arms Race

02 April 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Mikko Hypponen, the cyber-security expert known for his long track record of predicting new forms of cyber aggression, is Chief Research Officer at F-Secure, which he joined in 1991. In addition to...

Invite Only

Promoting Financial Integrity & Inclusion: Embracing Technology and Avoiding Unintended Consequences

02 April 2019, 14:30

This event will consider ways to reduce the potential for the abuse of financial systems and enhance approaches to anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism in emerging market...

RUSI Members Only

Fighting Fraud and Corruption in a Shrinking World

03 April 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this lecture, Lisa will explore the challenges posed by globalisation, the increasing sophistication of communications technology and the exponential growth in data for law enforcement seeking to...

RUSI Members Only

Cyprus and Emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean

03 April 2019, 16:00
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...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing - Whatever happened to Al Qaida?

10 April 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

After the death of Usama bin Ladin in 2011, and the rise of the so-called Islamic State (also known as Daesh) in Iraq and Syria in 2013-14, Al Qaida faded from the headlines. However, Al Qaida...

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Fighting Fraud and Corruption in a Shrinking World

03 April 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this lecture, Lisa will explore the challenges posed by globalisation, the increasing sophistication of communications technology and...

Cyprus and Emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean

03 April 2019, 16:00
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...

Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners: The British Soldiers Deceived in the Russian Civil War

08 May 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

When Winston Churchill took over as Secretary of State for War in January 1919, his top priority was the overthrow of the Bolshevik...

Reflections on D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

30 May 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Normandy Landings that took place on 6 June 1944 involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking...

Alfred Nobel and the Causes of Peace

18 June 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel, the arms manufacturer and deterrence enthusiast, signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian...

The Security and the North Sea Conference

16 April 2019, 10:00

The North Sea is one of Europe’s vital arteries for trade as well as being the location of some key natural resources including food and energy for the countries that border it. In the era of...

First Sea Lord’s Sea Power Conference 2019

15 May 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Royal Navy appears confident in its utility and its strategic messaging.  2017 was the Year of the Navy, in 2018 the Royal Navy Expanded its Maritime Horizons and this year’s intent is Delivering...

International Day of the Peacekeepers 17th Annual Conference: The Thin Blue Line

23 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Now in its 17th year, the conference will focus on challenges and opportunities that face contemporary UN peacekeeping as the Secretary General’s Action For Peacekeeping agenda is endorsed by a...

Modern Deterrence Conference 2019

29 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

To deter modern warfare techniques and other emerging threats, Western countries need comprehensive defence strategies and plans. Given that hybrid warfare (also known as threshold or grey zone...

Combat Air Survivability Conference

20 March 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The survivability equation is not simply a question of picking stealth or advanced kinematics, jamming or stand-off weapons, massed or exquisite platforms, but instead a mix of different elements to create a balanced solution suitable for the threat...

RUSI Under 35's Forum: The Future of Defence and Security

19 March 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In honour of International Women's Day on 8 March, this all-female panel of researchers from our Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Military Science and National Security and Resilience teams, will...

The City of London as seen from the Thames. Courtesy of Kim Hansen/Wikimedia

The Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision: First Year Review

12 March 2019, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

Active since January 2018, OPBAS is a new regulator set up by the UK government to strengthen the UK’s anti-money laundering (AML) supervisory regime and ensure the professional body AML supervisors provide consistently high standards of AML...

Learning to Fight Daesh

11 March 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In June 2014, Iraq lost 40% of its territory to the Islamic State. Over the past four years, the Iraqi army has regrouped and fought a gruelling campaign of liberation. Their adversary was devious and adaptive, utilising vehicle borne IEDs and armed...

The Role of Academic–Law Enforcement Partnerships in Tackling Organised Crime

11 March 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Discussions will focus on those initiatives that unite academics and practitioners, looking to understand the modalities, rationales and impacts of these collaborations – what works, what doesn’t, and why?Attendees will include practitioners and...

UK PONI Table Top Exercise

08 March 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) is often referred to as the cornerstone of the non-proliferation regime. It is underpinned by three pillars; non-proliferation, the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and disarmament.  Every 5 years states...

UK PONI Table Top Exercise

08 March 2019, 9:00

The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) is often referred to as the cornerstone of the non-proliferation regime. It is underpinned by three pillars; non-proliferation, the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and disarmament. Every 5 years states...

Resilience training: how to involve the population in resilience and national security?

06 March 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

In recent years, many people’s only exposure to the armed forces and national security is on national occasions of remembrance and support for forces charities. Threats to national security and the impact that might have on daily life rarely...

NATO’s Efforts in Projecting Stability: The Role of Allied Joint Force Command Naples

05 March 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The NATO Allied Joint Force Command in Naples is focused on providing advice and assistance to missions in identifying the root causes of instability and strengthening partnerships as a component of projecting stability. As part of a new initiative...

Robert Hannigan on the Creation of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre

28 February 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

In 2016, Robert established the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The NCSC acts as a bridge between industry and government, providing a unified source of advice, guidance and support on cyber security, including the management of cyber...

UK PONI Event: Ways forward for the NPT? A discussion with H.E. Ambassador Rafael Mariano Grossi

27 February 2019, 14:00

Please note that this event will take place at King’s College London in room K0.18The non-proliferation regime faces a number of growing challenges. A lack of progress on disarmament, US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA...

Then US President Barack Obama chairs a UN Security Council meeting at UN Headquarters in New York, NY, 24 September 2009. Courtesy of the White House/Pete Souza

Borders and the Rules-Based International System: A Historical and Legal Basis

25 February 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

It is a moment of great flux in the international environment. Established rules and structures are increasingly under threat and challenge from all sides. Borders are challenged by non-state terrorist groups and assertive powers claiming land,...

Breakfast Briefing - US Alliances in Asia: Underway and Under Pressure

25 February 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

With the mounting anxiety about Chinese coercion and North Korean nuclear weapons, the US is modernising and networking its key bilateral alliances in the Indo-Pacific. Public support for alliance relations in the United States, Japan, Australia and...

China–UK Relations: Where to Draw the Border Between Influence and Interference?

20 February 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

China’s rise has been accompanied by increasing attempts by the CCP to control the narrative on China in other countries.  The Party pours considerable resources into influence and interference activities.  The former are part of ‘public diplomacy...

RUSI Paper Launch: A Wicked Problem - Driving Change in the UK's AML Regime Following the 2018 FATF Evaluation

20 February 2019, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

In December 2018 the Financial Action Taskforce (FATF), the global anti-money laundering (AML) standard-setter, gave the UK's AML regime the highest aggregate scores received by any country to date, albeit with notable concerns raised in relation to...

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