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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.

The Eastern Partnership: The Next 10 Years

18 June 2019, 11:45
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, at its time a pioneering effort in strengthening relations between the...

Peace in our time? A conversation with Dr Saeb Erekat

19 June 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Palestinian people are still without a state, and the peace process with Israel has not moved forward in years. A proposed “Deal of the...

Ensuring the Next Generation’s Security and Prosperity: Cyber Security and the Dawn of the 5G Era

21 June 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

This discussion will cover a range of national security related cyber topics including 5G communication infrastructure policy, economic...

Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History

The Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History Awards 2019

27 June 2019, 18:00

The panel of judges have exceptionally this year awarded two medals: John Hussey and Helen Parr received prizes for their books, Waterloo:...

Lieutenant General Christian Badia on European Military Capability Development: A Way Forward

09 July 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Today, the European Union (EU) is facing a variety of challenges. In addition to internal restructuring, the enlargement of the EU or...

UK PONI Roundtable: NATO nuclear policy

06 February 2019, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

Recent challenges to strategic stability in the Euro-Atlantic region, such as Russia’s development of new nuclear capacities, its violation of the INF treaty and the consequent likelihood of US withdrawal, highlight the continuing impact of nuclear...

Executive briefing by Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space

05 February 2019, 8:45
RUSI Whitehall

Please note: this event is strictly invitation-only.Dirk Hoke is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Defence and Space. He is also a member of the Airbus Executive Committee and the Defence and Space Executive Committee.Hoke joined Airbus...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath, 1919

01 February 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 11 November 1918, Douglas Haig must have welcomed his imminent release from the immense burdens he had stoically borne for three years. He appreciated, however, that he would not yet be able to say ‘goodbye to all that’. Even before the war’s end...

Breakfast Briefing: From Complexity to Simplicity: Networks to Lone Actor Terrorism

25 January 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

International terrorism is constantly changing and evolving. ISIS's loss of territory has created a vacuum which is being filled by a mix of organisations, affiliates and other ideologies. At the same time, what constitutes a terrorist threat has...

UK PONI Roundtable: Extended Deterrence and Assurance in Europe

24 January 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

In December 2018, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for Russia to return to compliance with the INF Treaty within 60 days or face a formal U.S. withdrawal from the treaty. This occurred amidst existing issues surrounding the 2018 U.S....

Expert Judgement Workshop: Long-Range Precision Strike and Strategic Stability in Europe

23 January 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Under its grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, RUSI’s Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme will be hosting a closed workshop to continue its research on how advances in the conventional military capabilities of non-nuclear states...

Is Space the New Cyber? UK Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

16 January 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 be little understanding over vulnerabilities...

Breaking the Ice – Russia and the West in 2019

09 January 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

This RUSI Under35's Forum event will explore the increasingly complex relationship between Russia and the West, including the state of the current relationship and how and if this could be improved.RUSI Research Fellow Emily Ferris will outline how...

How government agencies can identify and counter malign influence activities: Sweden’s pioneering approach

09 January 2019, 8:45
RUSI Whitehall

The MSB has, together with specialists at Lund University, developed a pioneering handbook in how to counter malign influence. The handbook, which will be published this month, is designed to assist communicators in government departments and...

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Leaning in: Advancing the Role of Finance Against Modern Slavery

17 December 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

Access paper hereIn recent years, the financial sector has become an increasingly high-profile contributor to efforts to identify and disrupt modern slavery and human trafficking.  Specific financial sector-led initiatives have emerged; and...

Armed Drones in the Middle East: Proliferation and Norms in the Region

17 December 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The outputs of the project, an Occasional Paper and an interactive website, will be presented by the two lead researchers, Dr Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi and Justin Bronk, who will provide an overview of the context, methodology and key findings, as well...

Implementing North Korea Sanctions in Practice (with C4ADS)

12 December 2018, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

Managing North Korean sanctions risk has become significantly more complex in recent years, especially in the maritime space. Despite international sanctions requirements seeking to prevent illegal DPRK-linked activity, between January and May 2018...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2018

11 December 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Speech Good evening – it’s a great privilege to be with you this evening to give my first annual Chief of the Defence Staff lecture precisely six months after I started in the job. And without getting overly excited I guess there’s never been a...

New Technologies and Nuclear Risks: A Discussion with UN Under-Secretary-General Izumi Nakamitsu

11 December 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

This agenda devoted significant attention to the consequences for human security of emerging means and methods of warfare, and many of the 116 steps and activities that the agenda outlined addressed related issues: the responsible use of technology...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Measuring the Scale of Money Laundering in the UK

10 December 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

There are a number of broad estimates on the scale of money laundering in the UK, some of them referring to hundreds of billions of pounds per annum. Due to the hidden nature of money laundering, it is very hard to produce a robust measurement. Yet...

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