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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.

E.g., Nov 27 2015

Butterfly Spies: The New World of Human Intelligence

30 November 2015, 13:00

A lecture by Stephen Grey, Special Correspondent, Reuters.In this era of e-mail intercepts and drone strikes, many believe that the spy is dead. What use are double agents and dead letter boxes...


FATF 2018: The Evaluation of the UK's Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist-Financing Regime

02 December 2015, 2:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global standard-setter on anti-money laundering and counter terrorist-financing, regularly reviews its members' compliance with its 'Forty Recommendations...

Law and Ethics

Beyond the Balance Sheet: Targeting the Proceeds of Crime

03 December 2015, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Targeting the proceeds of crime and ensuring that 'crime doesn't pay' have long been primary goals of the Government's policy to tackle criminality. However, the public discourse surrounding the...

Organised Crime

The Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2015

07 December 2015, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Against a backdrop of events to commemorate the seventy fifth anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach,  Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence, will...


The UK and the EU: Redefining the Relationship or Heading for the Exit?

07 December 2015, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

RUSI is delighted to host the second RUSI-Ditchley Foundation roundtable, this time revisiting the discussions had at the recent Ditchley conference on Britain's current negotiations with the EU and...

Under 35s Forum Christmas Pub Quiz

09 December 2015, 19:00

The Quiz will traverse the great breadth of the security and defence fields, with a hint of discernible Christmas silliness, so get ready for an intoxicating evening of intellect, confusion and...

Yemen's forgotten war

10 December 2015, 8:45

In the last seven months, civil war has ravished the already unstable country of Yemen, leading to over 21 million people - approximately 82% of the population - needing humanitarian assistance of...

Security and the High North

14 December 2015, 18:00

Recognising the importance of security issues as they apply to Scotland, RUSI is initiating a series of events in Scotland. The first of these will take place at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh...

National Security, Scottish Defence and Security Policy

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2015

16 December 2015, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the RUSI Christmas Party from 1900 to 2030.A fee of £25 + VAT is...

UK Defence


The Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2015

07 December 2015, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Against a backdrop of events to commemorate the seventy fifth anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach,  ...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2015

16 December 2015, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the...

Stalin’s Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess

17 March 2016, 12:45
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

An engaging and charming companion to many, an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Guy Burgess rose through academia, the...

Information in Warfare Conference 2016

09 February 2016, 9:00

The Information in Warfare Conference 2016 is timed so that participants can explore the implications of announcements made in the UK defence review (SDSR), National Security Strategy (NSS) and...

Reviewing the Review: Understanding the Implications of SDSR 2015

26 November 2015, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review was the first defence review in thirteen years and the first to address both defence and security (although defence remained the focus of the report). It also accompanied the first National Security...

EVENT POSTPONED-The Future of Russia-NATO Relations

25 November 2015, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Russia-NATO relationship is an important aspect of the Euro-Atlantic security framework. Historically, various cooperative activities forming part of this bilateral engagement have contributed to common security objectives on both sides,...

Sir Charles Montgomery on UK Border Security

25 November 2015, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Sir Charles Montgomery, Director General of the UK Border Force, will set out how the border can be effectively utilised as a unique intervention point by law enforcement actors against a range of threats to the national security and economic...

Under 35s Forum Briefing: Admiral Carlos Ortega Muñiz on Mexican Defence and Security

24 November 2015, 18:00

Mexico is the fifteenth largest economy and a major cultural hub in the world. It plays a key role in the global agenda, particularly on international issues such as climate change, migration and trade policy, as well as in its bi-lateral...

A Turkish Perspective on the Syrian Crisis and the fight against Daesh

20 November 2015, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

As the ramifications of the Syrian crisis have become increasingly relevant within Turkey’s political debate, this timely roundtable will examine the Turkish perspective on the impact of the Syrian crisis on the country’s security.Over the past...

UK PONI Film Screening: War Book

19 November 2015, 18:00

Over the course of three days, eight government aides and the Defence Secretary participate in a war-game which has taken place regularly among British civil servants since the 1960s, as a way to help them formulate government procedure in the event...

Armchair Discussion: ‘The Future of European Nuclear Forces After 2020’

18 November 2015, 17:00

As the USA shifts focus to the East, economic realities bite, and proliferation threatens, European nuclear forces and the size and shape of NATO’s nuclear arsenal face an uncertain future. One of the more palatable options as the UK and France take...

Global Terrorism Index 2015 Launch

17 November 2015, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

Steve Killelea, Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics & Peace, will present findings from the Global Terrorism Index 2015: the world’s leading metric for policymakers in their efforts to track and understand how to measure the...

The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the Evolution of an Insurgency

17 November 2015, 12:00

The eruption of the anti-Assad revolution in Syria has had many unintended consequences, among which is the opportunity it offered Sunni jihadists to establish a foothold in the heart of the Middle East. That Syria’s ongoing civil war is so brutal...

The State of Europe: Debating an Identity Crisis?

12 November 2015, 18:00

The refugee crisis, instability in the East, and the rise of far right and left parties has triggered division and anxiety in Europe. The present dissaray and the inability of the community of nations to work collectively to resolve these issues has...

The Militarisation of Piracy

12 November 2015, 14:00

The naval response to Somali piracy has been seen as one of the key success stories for the militarised approach, and is now being proposed in other theatres, as well as for other crimes. Understanding the spectrum of responses, including the...

Members’ Military History Lecture - Fields of Battle - Lands of Peace, 1914-1918

12 November 2015, 13:00

A presentation by Michael St Maur Sheil, photojournalist and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.In his presentation, Michael St Maur Sheil will discuss ‘Fields of Battle - Lands of Peace, 1914-1918’, his latest photographic exhibition. This...

The Business of Sanctions: Operating in an Increasingly Uncertain World

10 November 2015, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Brick Court Chambers and the Royal United Services Institute is delighted to invite you to a public panel discussion considering the challenges that sanctions pose to businesses. As governments increasingly reach for sanctions as the tool of choice...

Book launch: Why India is Not a Great Power (yet) - CANCELLED

09 November 2015, 18:00

RUSI is pleased to host the UK launch of a new book by Bharat Karnad titled Why India is not a great power (yet).This is a pioneering study that makes the case for hard power (comprehensive military capabilities, agile geo-strategies, and...

Modi's India: Ambitions and Challenges

06 November 2015, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

Taking place one week before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK on 12-14 November 2015, you are invited to a panel session to discuss the achievements and policies of the Modi Government and the future of UK-India relations.Bringing his...