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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.

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....

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

26 November 2019, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Britain is facing unprecedented security challenges in the 2020s. The decade to come will not be as favourable as the two past decades. For...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

05 December 2019, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the...

Modern Deterrence Autumn 2019 Conference

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

This conference will examine the connection between defence and offence in deterring greyzone threats; it will also examine deterrence of aggression triggered by climate change.Deterrence is, by...

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 warfare) targets civil society as much as armed forces...

Launch Event: Task Force on the Future of UK Sanctions Policy

28 May 2019, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union it is at a critical juncture of its sanctions policy. While the government has established the necessary architecture to continue to design and implement sanctions after Brexit, it is less clear how...

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 focussed on the challenges and opportunities that face contemporary UN peacekeeping as the Secretary General’s Action For Peacekeeping agenda is endorsed by a growing number of member states at the same time as...

Test-fire of North Korea’s Hwasong-15 ballistic missile, November 2017. Pyongyang claims the missile can carry a nuclear warhead and reach the entire US mainland. Courtesy of KCNA/PA Images

Countering the Financing of North Korea’s WMD Programme: from Sanctions to Crypto

22 May 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Speakers will include Kayla Izenman, Research Analyst RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies and author of ‘Closing the Crypto Gap: Guidance for Countering North Korean Cryptocurrency Activity in Southeast Asia’ and Darya Dolzikova,...

The Inaugural JC Lord Lecture with WO1 Glenn Haughton OBE

22 May 2019, 15:30
RUSI Whitehall

The lecture takes its name from RSM John C Lord MVO MBE, known for his exemplary leadership skills.  His service in the Second World War included taking part in the seaborne operation to land at Taranto as part of the Allied invasion of Italy, and...

The Great Betrayal: How America Abandoned the Kurds and Lost the Middle East

21 May 2019, 12:15
RUSI Whitehall

Professor David Phillips will discuss one of the longest running conundrums in US Middle East policy, that of Washington’s position on the Kurds. His latest book The Great Betrayal: How American Abandoned the Kurds and Lost the Middle East (...

Yemen: A Pathway to Reconciliation

16 May 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Yemeni civil war has now entered its fifth year and shows little sign of abating, with an estimated 12,000 civilian casualties, and a further 24 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. While the Stockholm peace talks in December...

Rising Nuclear Risk, Disarmament and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty  

16 May 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

In its report the Committee calls on the Government to address grave concerns about the deteriorating state of nuclear diplomacy. For nearly 25 years since the end of the Cold War, the risks posed by nuclear weapons ceased to be a priority amongst...

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 Global Influence. Is this renewed confidence...

73rd Annual Kermit Roosevelt Lecture

14 May 2019, 14:45
RUSI Whitehall

At a time when the United States and Britain are reorienting their armed forces from counter insurgency to peer competition, with a common focus on readiness, modernisation, and the integration of capabilities, General Michael Garrett discusses the...

RUSI Financial Crime 2.0 Workshop: Money Laundering via Online Businesses

10 May 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

To prevent criminal misuse of these businesses, it is necessary to understand money-laundering risks facing them and develop responses that reflect their non-face-to-face nature and cross-border customer base. This invitation-only workshop is...

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 of the United States, there has been renewed and...

Framing Competition and Deterrence in US Strategy

09 May 2019, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Senior US defence leaders have in recent years increasingly referred to the return of great power competition and the need to adapt defence strategy to this increasingly salient feature of geopolitics, with the publication of 2018 National Defense...

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 Arctic Circle where 10,000 British and American...

Sudan and Financial Crime: Assessing the Current State of Affairs

17 April 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Sentry is composed of financial forensic investigators, policy analysts, and regional experts who follow the dirty money and build investigative cases focusing on the corrupt transnational networks most responsible for Africa’s deadliest...

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