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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 20 2017

RUSI Members Only

Current Global Security Challenges: A Conversation with General (Ret) David H. Petraeus

22 November 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

In this wide ranging discussion, General Petraeus will consider the development of North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities, the state of the fight against ISIS and Al Qaeda, the situation in...

RUSI Members Only

The Inaugural Airey Neave Memorial Book Prize

22 November 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In the wake of the killing of Airey Neave by Irish terrorists in 1979, the Airey Neave Trust was established through public subscription, to further research and understanding in relation to Freedom...

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RUSI Conference: The Future of the Warfighter: Armed Forces People in the Twenty-First Century

23 November 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Whilst much academic attention has been paid to ideas such as the Whole Force Concept and the Defence Enterprise, with the notable exception of the Armed Forces Covenant there appears to have been...

Invite Only

The Westminster Counterterrorism Conference

23 November 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

As the forces of the Islamic State are gradually defeated, and its tactics change, the need to understand how the threat of terrorism evolves has never been greater.The Conference will examine what...

RUSI Members Only

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture

23 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Speakers BiographiesAdmiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC was appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, the Royal Navy's professional head and Chairman of the Navy Board, in April 2016. He joined...

Invite Only

Financial Crime 2.0

27 November 2017, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

Technological innovation transforms financial flows on a permanent basis: existing financial institutions adapt their processes, new actors emerge, individuals gain the ability to conduct...

AML/CTF, Technology

RUSI Under 35's Members Only

Under 35's Forum Event: Xi’s New Era

30 November 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

At the 19th Party Congress, President Xi Jinping both broke convention by failing to nominate a successor – therein ending a 25-year tradition, while simultaneously adhering to Party rules by...

RUSI Members Only

NATO Sea Power: The New 360° Maritime Frontier

01 December 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Sea Power was a critical part of NATO’s deterrent posture throughout the Cold War.  But after the fall of the Berlin Wall the focus on Sea Power for deterrence and for European security gave way to...

NATO, Maritime Forces

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'Without Glory but Without Disaster': 50 Years after the British Withdrawal from Aden

04 December 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Aden, a territory now part of Yemen, was first acquired by the British in 1839 and was made a Crown Colony in 1937. From the mid-1950s, Britain had sought to create a federation between Aden - its...

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Current Global Security Challenges: A Conversation with General (Ret) David H. Petraeus

22 November 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this wide ranging discussion, General Petraeus will consider the development of North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities, the...

The Inaugural Airey Neave Memorial Book Prize

22 November 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In the wake of the killing of Airey Neave by Irish terrorists in 1979, the Airey Neave Trust was established through public subscription,...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture

23 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Speakers BiographiesAdmiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC was appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, the Royal Navy's professional...

Ships of NATO SNMG1

NATO Sea Power: The New 360° Maritime Frontier

01 December 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Sea Power was a critical part of NATO’s deterrent posture throughout the Cold War.  But after the fall of the Berlin Wall the focus on Sea...

Preparing for the Indo-Pacific Century: The Australian Army Perspective

08 December 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In 2016, the release of the Australian Government’s Defence White Paper signalled a comprehensive review of the regional strategic...

RUSI Conference: The Future of the Warfighter: Armed Forces People in the Twenty-First Century

23 November 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Whilst much academic attention has been paid to ideas such as the Whole Force Concept and the Defence Enterprise, with the notable exception of the Armed Forces Covenant there appears to have been...

Financial Crime 2.0

27 November 2017, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Technological innovation transforms financial flows on a permanent basis: existing financial institutions adapt their processes, new actors emerge, individuals gain the ability to conduct...

RUSI Conference: Air Forces as Weapons Systems

21 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

As several NATO countries prepare to take delivery of the fifth generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in the next few years, and France and Germany announce their intention to cooperate on the design...

Keir Starmer on the Implications of Brexit

17 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Starmer considered the wide ranging policy implications for the United Kingdom of leaving the European Union. Biography The Rt Hon Keir Starmer KCB QC MP has served since 2015 as the Labour Member of Parliament for Holborn and St...

UK PONI: The North Korea Nuclear Challenge

15 November 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

North Korea's nuclear and missile programme has dominated global headlines for the past year: from the first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests and a likely thermonuclear test, to inflammatory exchanges of rhetoric with the United...

Global Terrorism Index Launch 2017

15 November 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

It has never been a more critical time to examine the drivers of terrorism. Terrorism threatens two-thirds of all countries in the world. The human and financial cost is immense.Now in its fifth year, the index is the world's leading metric for...

John Garnett Lecture 2017: Leadership at the Strategic Level - Simple but Not Easy

14 November 2017, 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 academic field at the University of Aberystwyth, the...

April 2014: then French President Francois Hollande embraces French nationals who were held hostage by Daesh for ten months. France reportedly paid €13 million to secure their release. Courtesy of Liewig Christian/ABACA/PA Images

RUSI Paper Launch – Closing the Gap: Assessing Responses to Terrorist-Related Kidnap-for-Ransom

10 November 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Governments continue to be concerned about kidnapping as a source of terrorist finance. A host of international commitments, underpinned by UN Security Council Resolutions and domestic laws, forbids the commercial resolution of terrorist-related...

British Foreign Policy After Brexit: An Independent Voice

10 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The authors will discuss how Britain’s global role and influence can be enhanced rather than diminished post-Brexit, with a diplomatic, security, development and trade agenda based on hard-headed realism, including a review of budgetary priorities....

POSTPONED Rogue Trading: Why Illicit and Illegal Trading is a Major Security Issue

10 November 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Many people who consider themselves law-abiding citizens do not see a problem with buying things that are traded illicitly, from pirated intellectual property to counterfeit fashion goods. The illicit trade in counterfeit and smuggled goods is...

Book Launch: Power in Modern Russia

09 November 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Given the Russian leadership's concerns about an unstable and increasingly competitive world, the Russian official and expert community often use the term 'mobilisation' to describe the measures that Moscow is increasingly resorting to in order to...

Sanctions 2018: Sanctions in an Era of Political Uncertainty

08 November 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The event will explore how political uncertainties may impact sanctions policy, how this policy misalignment may challenge the private sector, and how the sanctions landscape might evolve in 2018 amid new, emerging security threats and geopolitical...

Staging the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Conflict

08 November 2017, 18:00
Platform Theatre, King's Cross

RUSI, the Atlantic Council and Central Saint Martins present an immersive event in which creatives, AI experts and military and policymakers will engage in open conversation about the challenges, opportunities, and realities of AI over the next...

Remembering “The Unremembered”: the forgotten workers of the First World War

07 November 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

These men supplied the army with weapons and ammunition, food and fodder, water and fuel. They built and maintained roads and railways. Little is known about these men whose courage and contribution were vital to the war effort, but who never held...

Red Famine - Stalin's War on Ukraine

Red Famine - Stalin’s War on Ukraine

06 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine begins in 1917, with the Ukrainian revolution and the Ukrainian national movement that challenged Bolshevik rule. It ends in the present, with a discussion of the ongoing politics of memory in Ukraine.  Red Famine...

President Hassan Rouhani. Image courtesy of www.kremlin.ru.

Iran's role in Regional and Global Security - The view from Tehran and London

30 October 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

Despite the hopes and expectations, more than two years after the announcement of the Iran deal in July 2015 tensions between the West and Iran remain high and, especially over the past few months, the risk that the deal will fail to translate into...

Armageddon & Paranoia with Sir Rodric Braithwaite

25 October 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

On both sides of the Iron Curtain, dedicated scientists cracked the secrets of nature, dutiful military men planned to use the bomb in war, politicians contemplated an intolerable decision. Patriotic citizens acquiesced in the idea that their...

What Next in Syria?

25 October 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Syria is the defining humanitarian crisis of our time with 400,000 Syrians killed and 10 million people - half of all Syrians - driven from their homes. Recent developments in conflict dynamics in Syria have contributed to a reduction of violence in...

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