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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.

Project Sandstone: On the Trail of the Tae Yang - AIS Spoofing and North Korean Coal Smuggling

01 August 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Project Sandstone is a new initiative looking to analyse and disrupt North Korean illicit shipping networks using Open Source Intelligence...

Elisabeth Braw on the Stasi’s Cold War Espionage Campaign inside the Church

25 September 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

East Germany only existed for a short forty years but in that time the Stasi developed a highly successful ‘church department’, using...

Megan Butler on Turning Technology Against Financial Crime

23 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Technology has brought about a step change in how financial crime is committed, with much of the direct threat to customers having now...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2019

30 October 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC was appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff in June 2019. Commissioned in 1990, his operational...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2019

18 November 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

He will also discuss the need for maintaining and enhancing military capability across defence in an ever-changing operational environment....

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2019 Conference

13 November 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Speakers will include:Madeleine Moon MP, President, NATO Parliamentary AssemblyDan Eliasson, Director-General, Swedish Civil Contingencies AgencyDamian Collins MP, Chairman, UK Parliament Digital,...

Gavin Williamson on Transforming UK Defence to Meet the Global Threats of Tomorrow

11 February 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Over the course of the past century, UK defence has shaped our nation and the world for the better. As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, its role will become even more pivotal to our nation’s security and prosperity. What threats are we...

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The Indo-Pacific Initiative: Opportunities for European and UK Engagement

08 February 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Initiative views the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean as a single maritime theatre, and seeks to promote stability and prosperity in the region through enhancing connectivity between Africa and Asia. The...

Send for Levene: A Discussion with Lord Levene

07 February 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

A wide-ranging discussion with Lord Levene of Portsoken KBE, former UK Chief of Defence Procurement, as he launches his autobiography, Send for Levene. In this discussion, Lord Levene will recount his early career and how he grew a small company...

Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

07 February 2019, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Millions of people work, live, and travel in high-risk countries; yet very few are kidnapped and, of those that are, almost all come home safely - how can this be? This new book – unique in its field – looks at the ransom business from all angles....

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...

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