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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.

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...

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...

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

17 December 2020, 12:00

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...

Beyond 2020: the next 50 years of the NPT

29 November 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

As part of the preparations for the 2020 Review Conference for the Non-Proliferation Treaty, President-Designate Rafael Grossi has launched the “Beyond 2020: The Next 50 Years of the NPT” project. This initiative is designed to foster a dialogue and...

Houses of Parliament

Pre-election Defence Debate

28 November 2019, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

While Brexit may well form the backdrop for the General Election, the next government must also deal with the future of defence policy and the possibility of a Strategic Defence and Security Review after the UK leaves the European Union. Speakers:...

Tipping Point: Britain, Brexit and Security in the 2020s

26 November 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

Britain is facing unprecedented security challenges in the 2020s. The decade to come will not be as favourable as the two past decades. For a country as 'globalised' as Britain, security challenges cover a wide spectrum - from terrorism,...

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...

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