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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.

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...

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...

Implementing North Korea Sanctions in Practice (with C4ADS)

12 December 2018, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

Managing North Korean sanctions risk has become significantly more complex in recent years, especially in the maritime space. Despite international sanctions requirements seeking to prevent illegal DPRK-linked activity, between January and May 2018...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2018

11 December 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Speech Good evening – it’s a great privilege to be with you this evening to give my first annual Chief of the Defence Staff lecture precisely six months after I started in the job. And without getting overly excited I guess there’s never been a...

New Technologies and Nuclear Risks: A Discussion with UN Under-Secretary-General Izumi Nakamitsu

11 December 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

This agenda devoted significant attention to the consequences for human security of emerging means and methods of warfare, and many of the 116 steps and activities that the agenda outlined addressed related issues: the responsible use of technology...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Measuring the Scale of Money Laundering in the UK

10 December 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

There are a number of broad estimates on the scale of money laundering in the UK, some of them referring to hundreds of billions of pounds per annum. Due to the hidden nature of money laundering, it is very hard to produce a robust measurement. Yet...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Measuring the Scale of Money Laundering in the UK

10 December 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

There are a number of broad estimates on the scale of money laundering in the UK, some of them referring to hundreds of billions of pounds per annum. Due to the hidden nature of money laundering, it is very hard to produce a robust measurement. Yet...

Breakfast Briefing - Controlling China: Big Data and Artificial Intelligence are Xi Jinping's 'Fourth Magic Weapon'

10 December 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Artificial intelligence and big data may represent an industrial revolution, but combined with recognition technologies and existing systems of social control they may also usher in a revolution in the Communist Party's ability to reinforce its...

Reinstating national service: Lithuania's experience

06 December 2018, 8:15

In cooperation with the Embassy of Lithuania, RUSI's Modern Deterrence project is pleased to invite you to an executive briefing by Gedrimas Jeglinskas, Lithuania's Vice Minister of Defence. Minister Jeglinskas, a graduate of the US Military Academy...

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