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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., Sep 30 2020

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An Online Conversation with Two Former Spymasters

22 October 2020, 16:00

In this wide-ranging conversation, General Petraeus and Sir John Sawers will discuss the next big geopolitical and global security challenges for the 21st century.The webinar will be moderated by...

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The U.S. Election: Foreign and Security Policy Challenges For the Next President

28 October 2020, 16:00

The American people will vote on Tuesday 3 November 2020 in order to elect their next President, either giving Republican Donald Trump another four years or handing over the keys of the White House...

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Building Stronger Societies: Involving Teenagers in National Security

29 October 2020, 16:00

With national security threats growing, countries are looking increasingly to teenagers as a resource. Traditional conscription, as practiced in past generations, is mostly neither feasible nor...

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Haldane: The Forgotten Statesman Who Shaped Modern Britain

12 November 2020, 16:00

As a philosopher-statesman, Haldane’s groundbreaking proposals on defence, education and government structure were astonishingly ahead of his time. He was the creator of the Territorial Army and the...

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How Spies Think: 10 Lessons in Intelligence

17 November 2020, 16:00

Intelligence officers discern the truth. They gather information - often contradictory or incomplete - and, with it, they build the most accurate possible image of the world. With the stakes at their...

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MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two

09 December 2020, 16:00

When Allied fighters were trapped behind enemy lines, one branch of military intelligence helped them escape: MI9. The organisation set up clandestine routes which traversed Nazi-occupied Europe,...

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Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference (Rescheduled from Autumn 2020)

17 February 2021, 9:00

RUSI Modern Deterrence conference in partnership with the NATO Public Diplomacy Division.With threats and aggression facing liberal democracies increasing, national security is more important today...

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Predicting Environmental Disasters

05 October 2020, 15:00

Though CO2 emissions decreased somewhat as a result of coronavirus lockdowns, climate change remains a critical issue. Indeed,...

An Online Conversation with Two Former Spymasters

22 October 2020, 16:00

In this wide-ranging conversation, General Petraeus and Sir John Sawers will discuss the next big geopolitical and global security...

Building Stronger Societies: Involving Teenagers in National Security

29 October 2020, 16:00

With national security threats growing, countries are looking increasingly to teenagers as a resource. Traditional conscription, as...

Haldane: The Forgotten Statesman Who Shaped Modern Britain

12 November 2020, 16:00

As a philosopher-statesman, Haldane’s groundbreaking proposals on defence, education and government structure were astonishingly ahead of...

How Spies Think: 10 Lessons in Intelligence

17 November 2020, 16:00

Intelligence officers discern the truth. They gather information - often contradictory or incomplete - and, with it, they build the most...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2020 Conference (Rescheduled from Autumn 2020)

17 February 2021, 9:00

RUSI Modern Deterrence conference in partnership with the NATO Public Diplomacy Division.With threats and aggression facing liberal democracies increasing, national security is more important today...

Extreme Threats to the UK

17 September 2020, 9:00

The UK’s nuclear deterrent is intended to ensure its security against the most extreme threats. According to the 2015 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review, “it would be irresponsible to assume that the UK will not in...

Building Stronger Societies Webinar Series: Organising Ourselves for the Next Crisis

16 September 2020, 16:00

When the coronavirus pandemic struck the world, a fact that had previously not been considered critical became obvious: most Western countries are ill-prepared for crises. While governments may have plans, crisis preparedness needs to involve the...

Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism (STRIVE II) Kenya

Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism (STRIVE II) Kenya: Project Closing Lessons Learned and Evaluation

16 September 2020, 9:00

READ REPORT STRIVE II Kenya (Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism) is the follow-on programme to STRIVE Horn of Africa, the first EU funded countering violent extremism (CVE) programme in the region.  The programme is coming to a close...

Ahead of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly – Can Multilateralism be Rebuilt for a Post-Covid World: A Conversation Between The Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander and Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens

14 September 2020, 16:00

This wide-ranging conversation covered the multilateral response to the Covid-19 crisis to date and will look ahead to the key themes of the 75th United Nations General Assembly - from Covid to climate, and from biodiversity to gender - and will...

Paper Launch: Management of Defence After the Levene Reforms: What Comes Next?

10 September 2020, 12:00

Generated in part as a contribution to thinking for the Integrated Review, this paper builds on an analysis of almost a century of efforts to promote greater coordination among the individual services and identifies current weaknesses. It ...

Whitehall Briefing - The Future of UK–EU Intelligence Sharing in a Post-Brexit World

09 September 2020, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The UK has been deeply embedded in EU security mechanisms for many years. In fact, the UK was instrumental in developing many of the capabilities which are now relied upon to facilitate co-operation and data sharing between member states’...

“Why the Germans Do It Better” Notes from a Grown Up Country

08 September 2020, 16:00

Emerging from a collection of disparate city states 150 years ago, no other country has had as turbulent a history as Germany or enjoyed so much prosperity in such a short time frame. Today, as much of the world succumbs to authoritarianism and...

Keeping Online Payments Safe: Resilience of Digital Payments

02 September 2020, 16:00

Though most transactions go through without problems, the vast volume of transactions and money now changing hands online means online payment systems are a constant target for crime and other subversive activity. How can digital payments be made...

Is there a Nexus Between Crime and Violent Extremism in the Horn of Africa?

27 August 2020, 14:30

The nexus between crime and violent extremism has been the subject of increasing scholarly and political concern. While there is a plethora of research to suggest a link between crime and violent extremism, evidence of such relations is limited in...

The UAE-Israel Deal: A New Chapter for the Middle East?

27 August 2020, 12:00

The agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates promises to establish normal relations between the two countries. In this sense, the agreement is historic; hitherto only Egypt and Jordan fully normalised their links with Israel. Yet the...

Africa in Perspective – Spotlight on Somalia

26 August 2020, 12:00

Somalia is at a political crossroads. The signing by President Farmajo in February 2020 of a historic federal law has paved the way for Somalia to hold popular elections next year based upon the 'one person, one vote' principle. However, major...

Sweden’s Total Defence 2020 Exercise: Presentation of Preliminary Outcomes

25 August 2020, 15:00

This summer Sweden is concluding Total Defence 2020, its first total defence exercise in more than three decades. The national exercise, which began in the autumn of 2019, is led by the Swedish Armed Forces and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency...

Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence

20 August 2020, 16:00

Intelligence agencies provide critical information to national security and foreign policy decision makers, but spying also poses inherent dilemmas for liberty, privacy, human rights and diplomacy. In this webinar, and in the light of the...

VJ Day 75 Years On: Reflections on the UK-Japan Relationship

13 August 2020, 10:00

15 August 2020 – VJ Day - marks both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War. The conclusion of years of hardship, sacrifice and bloodshed brought joy and relief for many; for others, it heralded a new world of uncertainty. It...

DANA in Tbilisi, Georgia Independence Day parade, 2008. Courtesy Kober/Wikipedia.

The Legacies of the 2008 Russia-Georgia War for Security in the Black Sea Region

06 August 2020, 14:00

The August 2008 Russia-Georgia marked a key moment for post-Cold War European security. The fighting that erupted in the summer between Russia and Georgia, and which also involved the self-declared breakaway republics of South Ossetia and...

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