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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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Book Launch - A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi'is

19 October 2017, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Islam’s Great DivideThe 1400-year-old schism between Sunnis and Shi‘is has rarely been as toxic as it is today, feeding wars and communal strife in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and many...

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East Asia's Power Vacuum and its Global Implications

19 October 2017, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

The international community is surrounded by looming uncertainty. The power vacuum in East Asia is resulting in significant challenges to the rule of law; provocations by North Korea have elevated...

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CANCELLED Disarmament after the Nuclear Ban Treaty

19 October 2017, 18:00

On the 20 September 2017 an international treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons opened for signature at the UN. The treaty was adopted following the vote of 122 states in favour of the text,...

Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

RUSI Members Only

Anatomy of a Campaign: The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940

20 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The British campaign in Norway in 1940 was an ignominious and abject failure. It is perhaps best known as the fiasco which directly led to the fall of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and his...

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POSTPONED: Social Media and Terrorist Finance: Vulnerabilities and Responses

25 October 2017, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

Social media companies face increased pressure from leaders to take a greater responsibility in the combating of terrorism and extremism. The debate has largely centred on the ease with which...

Domestic Security, Global Security Issues, Information, Intelligence, Law and Ethics, National Security, Technology, Cyber, Terrorism, UK Counter-terrorism, Tackling Extremism, The War on Terror, Security Policy, International Responses

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Armageddon & Paranoia with Sir Rodric Braithwaite

25 October 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

On both sides of the Iron Curtain, dedicated scientists cracked the secrets of nature, dutiful military men planned to use the bomb in war, politicians contemplated an intolerable decision. Patriotic...

RUSI Members Only

What Next in Syria?

25 October 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Syria is the defining humanitarian crisis of our time with 400,000 Syrians killed and 10 million people - half of all Syrians - driven from their homes. Recent developments in conflict dynamics in...

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Iran's role in Regional and Global Security - The view from Tehran and London

30 October 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

Despite the hopes and expectations, more than two years after the announcement of the Iran deal in July 2015 tensions between the West and Iran remain high and, especially over the past few months,...

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Red Famine - Stalin’s War on Ukraine

06 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine begins in 1917, with the Ukrainian revolution and the Ukrainian national movement that challenged Bolshevik rule. It ends in the present, with a discussion of the...

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Anatomy of a Campaign: The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940

20 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The British campaign in Norway in 1940 was an ignominious and abject failure. It is perhaps best known as the fiasco which directly led to...

What Next in Syria?

25 October 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Syria is the defining humanitarian crisis of our time with 400,000 Syrians killed and 10 million people - half of all Syrians - driven from...

British Foreign Policy After Brexit: An Independent Voice

10 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The authors will discuss how Britain’s global role and influence can be enhanced rather than diminished post-Brexit, with a diplomatic,...

Keir Starmer on the Implications of Brexit

17 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In his lecture, Keir will consider the wide ranging policy implications for the United Kingdom of leaving the European Union.BiographyThe...

Current Global Security Challenges: A Conversation with General (Ret) David H. Petraeus

22 November 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this wide ranging discussion, General Petraeus will consider the development of North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities, the...

Financial Crime 2.0

27 November 2017, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Technological innovation transforms financial flows on a permanent basis: existing financial institutions adapt their processes, new actors emerge, individuals gain the ability to conduct...

RUSI Conference: Air Forces as Weapons Systems

21 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

As several NATO countries prepare to take delivery of the fifth generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in the next few years, and France and Germany announce their intention to cooperate on the design...

Navigating Security and Democracy in Kenya: Ambassador Dr Monica Juma and Ambassador Dr Martin Kimani

12 October 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this private event, two major figures in the Government of Kenya will discuss the challenge of navigating democracy and security at this critical time. Ambassador Monica Juma, D.Phil, CBS is Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

Learning the Lessons from Dereliction of Duty to Chilcot: Political-Military Decision Making in the Twenty-first Century

11 October 2017, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

In his book Dereliction of Duty, H. R. McMaster (now President Trump’s National Security Advisor) delivers a painful analysis of the failure of political-military decision making in the early days of the US commitment in Vietnam. It recognises...

OPEN TO ALL - Saudi Arabia: On The Path To Reform?

09 October 2017, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

Mohammed al Yahya, Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council will discuss the challenges facing Saudi Arabia at a time of social and economic change, analysing the role of recently promoted Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and providing insight...

POSTPONED: Brexit, The Courts and Dreams of Empire

05 October 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

This event will explore the notions of the UK Supreme Court and the Constitution in light of Brexit as well as Brexit through the Lenses of Empire with Reflections on Franchise and Citizenship.The UK Supreme Court, the Constitution and BrexitAfter...

The Last Ring Home

04 October 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Last Ring Home is a tribute to Lt Dial, the producer's grandfather, and all members of the Greatest Generation. It is also a journey of self-discovery, having an impact on the filmmaker, his wider family and many other people in its wake. This...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2017

04 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The next eight years represent a continuing period of fundamental yet exciting change for the Royal Air Force as they adapt the way they are organised, both in the UK and on operations. Against a backdrop of Lord Trenchard’s contribution to UK...

Hope Springs Eternal? Prospects for a Durable Settlement in Cyprus

04 October 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

"I want to tell Greek and Turkish Cypriots that we should unite and look at the prospects of independence, of true independence and integrity of the Republic of Cyprus as an EU member state which ensures the rights of all", Cypriot President Nicos...

Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities Conference: Force Enabler, Force Multiplier or Something More?

03 October 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Conference PresentationsWing Commander Dean Brown Graham FaircloughColonel HargreavesMajor General Uzi MoscoviciThe last thirty years have seen the UK and other western nations lose their strong position in electronic warfare (EW) at the same time...

Preparing for a Second Korean War: RUSI Whitehall Report Launch

28 September 2017, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

Access the report With North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes developing faster than most analysts anticipated, the threat of conflict on the Korean Peninsula is now a real possibility. At the launch of this latest Whitehall Report, Professor...

M: Maxwell Knight, MI5’s Greatest Spymaster

27 September 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Based on Henry Hemming’s critically acclaimed M, described by Ben Macintyre in The Times as ‘fascinating’, and by Max Hastings in The Sunday Times as ‘excellent’, this talk reveals the dramatic true story of a maverick MI5 officer who recruited two...

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Virtual Currencies and the Future of Money Laundering

26 September 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

The payments landscape is arguably facing a period of unprecedented change as the use of cash declines and alternative forms of payment such as crypto-currencies and Fintech platforms advance rapidly. As money-laundering methods evolve to make use...

Resilience Conference 2017

20 September 2017, 9:00

Register Now Ensuring resilience is an increasingly complex imperative as threats diversify and interact with each other. Organised together with Loughborough University, this conference will explore key resilience issues through the relationship...

The UK Houses of Parliament.

UK Security Policy: National Institutions and the Gap between Expert and Public Opinion

19 September 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

This study is the first of this scale in the UK, led by Dr Catarina Thomson, University of Exeter, and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Further information on the project can be found at Constraints on the Design of...

Cyber Crime and Russian-speaking Communities

18 September 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Much of the current strategic focus in cyber security focuses on the challenge which appears to emanate from Russian-speaking territories. This has primarily focused on allegations of governmental activity in espionage, sabotage and subversion and...

CANCELLED: Iraqi Kurdistan Independence Referendum - Implications for the Region

14 September 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The referendum on Iraqi Kurdistan Independence is scheduled for 25 September 2017, with the result likely to have major implications for the future of the Iraqi State and the wider region. To discuss the referendum, RUSI hosts senior Kurdistan...

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