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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., Mar 24 2019

RUSI Members Only

Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners: The British Soldiers Deceived in the Russian Civil War

08 May 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

When Winston Churchill took over as Secretary of State for War in January 1919, his top priority was the overthrow of the Bolshevik government in Moscow. His greatest military commitment lay in the...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing: Strategic Autonomy and European Defence

10 May 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

The idea of the European Union achieving its own military capabilities has been in and out of fashion since the organisation has existed. Yet following the 2016 election of Donald Trump as President...

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First Sea Lord’s Sea Power Conference 2019

15 May 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Royal Navy appears confident in its utility and its strategic messaging.  2017 was the Year of the Navy, in 2018 the Royal Navy Expanded its Maritime Horizons and this year’s intent is Delivering...

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International Day of the Peacekeepers 17th Annual Conference: The Thin Blue Line

23 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Now in its 17th year, the conference will focus on challenges and opportunities that face contemporary UN peacekeeping as the Secretary General’s Action For Peacekeeping agenda is endorsed by a...

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Modern Deterrence Conference 2019

29 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

To deter modern warfare techniques and other emerging threats, Western countries need comprehensive defence strategies and plans. Given that hybrid warfare (also known as threshold or grey zone...

RUSI Members Only

Reflections on D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

30 May 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Normandy Landings that took place on 6 June 1944 involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply enormous. What followed was some of the most...

History

RUSI Members Only

Alfred Nobel and the Causes of Peace

18 June 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel, the arms manufacturer and deterrence enthusiast, signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris. When it was opened and read after his death...

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Fighting Fraud and Corruption in a Shrinking World

03 April 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this lecture, Lisa will explore the challenges posed by globalisation, the increasing sophistication of communications technology and...

Cyprus and Emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean

03 April 2019, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The event will focus on regional security challenges and emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean. This event will pay special...

Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners: The British Soldiers Deceived in the Russian Civil War

08 May 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

When Winston Churchill took over as Secretary of State for War in January 1919, his top priority was the overthrow of the Bolshevik...

Reflections on D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

30 May 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Normandy Landings that took place on 6 June 1944 involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking...

Alfred Nobel and the Causes of Peace

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

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel, the arms manufacturer and deterrence enthusiast, signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian...

The Security and the North Sea Conference

16 April 2019, 10:00

The North Sea is one of Europe’s vital arteries for trade as well as being the location of some key natural resources including food and energy for the countries that border it. In the era of...

First Sea Lord’s Sea Power Conference 2019

15 May 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Royal Navy appears confident in its utility and its strategic messaging.  2017 was the Year of the Navy, in 2018 the Royal Navy Expanded its Maritime Horizons and this year’s intent is Delivering...

International Day of the Peacekeepers 17th Annual Conference: The Thin Blue Line

23 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Now in its 17th year, the conference will focus on challenges and opportunities that face contemporary UN peacekeeping as the Secretary General’s Action For Peacekeeping agenda is endorsed by a...

Modern Deterrence Conference 2019

29 May 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

To deter modern warfare techniques and other emerging threats, Western countries need comprehensive defence strategies and plans. Given that hybrid warfare (also known as threshold or grey zone...

RUSI Paper Launch: A Wicked Problem - Driving Change in the UK's AML Regime Following the 2018 FATF Evaluation

20 February 2019, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

In December 2018 the Financial Action Taskforce (FATF), the global anti-money laundering (AML) standard-setter, gave the UK's AML regime the highest aggregate scores received by any country to date, albeit with notable concerns raised in relation to...

Russian Political War: Moving Beyond The Hybrid

20 February 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Russia seems determined to challenge and antagonise the West, through a campaign fought as much with dank memes and dark money as espionage and traditional statecraft. This is generally characterised as ‘hybrid war,’ but this is a misunderstanding...

Breakfast Briefing: Business Security is National Security

20 February 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

We frequently hear about attacks on major companies: cyber-attacks against banks, attempted sabotage of grids and power plants, to mention but a few. Companies make valiant efforts to defend themselves against such attacks, and doing so is of course...

Senator Chris Coons on 'Striking the Right Balance: America’s Commitment to Syria and Afghanistan'

18 February 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this discussion, Senator Coons will offer his views on the value of continued US troop commitments in Syria and Afghanistan, and what US strategy towards both means for America and its Western allies. Speaker Biography Senator Chris Coons has...

Missile Defence Conference 2019: Beyond Ballistic Missiles? Missile Defence in an Era of Great Power Competition

13 February 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The purpose of the conference will be to explore the ways in which missile defence programmes will have to adapt in an era where rogue states are not the bete noire of the international order. In particular, the conference will focus on IAMD, the...

Breakfast Briefing - Hezbollah and Terrorist Financing.

13 February 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Dr Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of The Washington Institute Jeanette and Eli Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. From 2005 to early 2007, he served as deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and...

Breakthrough on the Salonika Front: The Contribution of the Serbian and British Armies

12 February 2019, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

Following the declaration of war on 28 July 1914, ferocious fighting began between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Serbia. Belgrade itself was taken in November before being recaptured in December 1914 as the Central Powers attempted to quickly ...

UK PONI Workshop: Introduction to Nuclear Weapons Policy

11 February 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

UK PONI will hold a one-day workshop comprising a series of seminars from RUSI staff on nuclear policy basics, covering deterrence, disarmament, proliferation and nuclear programmes worldwide. This workshop is aimed at early career professionals...

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...

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