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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.

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2020

03 December 2020, 15:30

Lecture by General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence.The Chief of the Defence Staff...

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...

Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber-Intelligence Agency

14 December 2020, 16:00

For a hundred years, GCHQ has been at the forefront of innovation in national security and British secret statecraft. Famed for its...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture: Implementing the Integrated Review – Building the Next Generation Royal Air Force

25 January 2021, 13:00

The Integrated Review sets out to define the Government’s ambition for the UK’s role in the world and its long-term strategic aims for our...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: The Tank in World War One – Did Haig Help or Hinder its Development?

29 January 2021, 13:00

In his memoirs, Major General J.F.C. Fuller, Chief of Staff of the Tank Corps from 1916 to mid 1918 and a key player in its successes,...

Challenges to a free and open maritime security strategy in the Indo-Pacific

25 November 2019, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Admiral (rtd) Tomohisa Takei, formerly of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, delievered a lecture on contemporary maritime security issues in the Indo-Pacific region, from the overall strategic environment to the implications of China's rising...

The Future of Amphibious Operations, Report Launch

20 November 2019, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Read the ReportIf you can’t get to the fight, the number of tanks, and the skill of soldiers is irrelevant. Theatre access is a critical prerequisite for power projection.Traditional methods of theatre access however are becoming harder. The...

Tech as a Virtue: Ethical Technology as a Source of Societal Strength

20 November 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The current debate about technology and national security in liberal democracies focuses on the vulnerabilities created by technology. Given how strategic competitors and adversaries exploit Western societies’ technology-based vulnerabilities, for...

POSTPONED - UK Defence Estate: Strategic Asset and National Endowment Paper Launch

19 November 2019, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Defence Training Estate in the United Kingdom exists to enable the training of Service personnel to Single Service and joint operational readiness standards of military effectiveness. It is utilised daily and the management of the Estate is far...

Breakfast Briefing - Operating in Russia: High Risks with Little Return?

19 November 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The diplomatic relationship between Russia and the West has been difficult for some years and was particularly exacerbated in 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military intervention in eastern Ukraine. Rounds of western sanctions,...

Financial Action Task Force Strategic Review

18 November 2019, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

Over the past 30 years the Financial Action Task Force has undoubtedly raised financial crime compliance standards around the world amongst governments and their private sectors. Their decennial reviews challenge countries and trigger feverish...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2019

18 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

He also discussed the need for maintaining and enhancing military capability across defence in an ever-changing operational environment.The Speech Transcript as deliveredIt is a great privilege to be asked to give the Trenchard memorial lecture....

UK Nuclear Deterrence Policy and Doctrine

14 November 2019, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

It is against the backdrop of our current challenging security environment that the deterrent becomes ever-more a part of the UK’s national security posture. The UK PONI in coordination with YPFP are pleased to announce our roundtable event on the...

Modern Deterrence Conference Autumn 2019

13 November 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

This conference examined the connection between defence and offence in deterring greyzone threats; it also examined deterrence of aggression triggered by climate change. Deterrence is, by definition, about psychology: how does an actor convince...

A Discussion with Ilham Ahmed, Co-Chair of the Syrian Democratic Council

11 November 2019, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

Ms Ahmed discussed the latest developments in Northern Syria and exploring possibilities for political reconciliation.Ms Ahmed currently serves as Co-Chair of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), a coalition of multiethnic organisations representing...

Professor Philip Bobbitt on the Impeachment of a US President

11 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Professor Bobbitt, the co-author of Impeachment: A Handbook, described the constitutional context of Presidential impeachment and dispelled a number of popular myths about the process and its history. He also discussed the current...

Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin on the American Handshake: Building Trust and the Future of U.S. Alliances

05 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this discussion, Congresswoman Slotkin offered her views on the value and future of U.S. alliances and how the ‘American handshake’ relies on building trust, both at home and abroad. Speaker Biography Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin serves the...

Down and Out in Pyongyang and London

04 November 2019, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

Project SANDSTONE’s latest investigation, conducted in conjunction with The Times, revealed how North Korea’s coal smuggling networks continued to use UK registered companies to evade UN sanctions imposed on the country following its nuclear and...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2019

30 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC was appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff in June 2019. Commissioned in 1990, his operational service has involved the Iran/Iraq Tanker War, security duties in the Falklands, NATO embargo operations in the...

Megan Butler on Turning Technology Against Financial Crime

23 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Technology has brought about a step change in how financial crime is committed, with much of the direct threat to customers having now moved online. In her lecture, Megan discussed how the FCA is turning technology against criminals, from a world...

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