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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.

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

11 December 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

A lecture by General Sir Nick Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence.The Chief of the Defence Staff...

POSTPONED: Cyprus and Emerging threats in the Eastern Mediterranean

12 December 2018, 9:00
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...

Armed Drones in the Middle East: Proliferation and Norms in the Region

17 December 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The outputs of the project, an Occasional Paper and an interactive website, will be presented by the two lead researchers, Dr Aniseh...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath, 1919

01 February 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

On 11 November 1918, Douglas Haig must have welcomed his imminent release from the immense burdens he had stoically borne for three years....

Is Space the New Cyber? UK Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

16 January 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

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...

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

13 February 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

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...

Breakfast Briefing: Thinking the Unthinkable

23 July 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Executive leadership faces new vulnerabilities. Many leaders privately concede them, but few are willing to talk publicly about them. ‘Unthinkable’ events since 2014 have revealed a new leadership fragility at the highest levels and the pace of...

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187th RUSI Annual General Meeting

19 July 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

AGENDA1. The Chairman’s Address and Director-General Update2. Financial Report3. First Resolution“That the financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2018, as circulated, be taken as read and adopted”.4. Second Resolution“That Messrs BDO LLP...

Annual Report 2017-18

19 July 2018, 16:00

SOLD OUT: Breakfast Briefing: Reflections on the NATO Summit: What Next?

16 July 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Please note this event is now sold out. All NATO summits seem to be meeting at times of 'critical choice'. The NATO summit in Brussels on 11-12 July will be no different, but more importantly, it will straddle some near-term and major structural...

The New Russian Empire: A discussion with Dr Agnia Grigas

11 July 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

In 2016 Dr Agnia Grigas asked how Russia will redraw post-Soviet borders in the wake of Russian expansionism. In Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire Dr Grigas illustrated how —for more than two decades—Moscow has consistently used its compatriots...

The UK Modernising Defence Programme

09 July 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Throughout 2018, the Ministry of Defence has been undertaking a defence review to match resources to requirements. This supposes that the government understands the range of obligations it has, the sort of operations towards which it might commit UK...

The India-Pakistan Deadlock

09 July 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

Please click 'Register Now' to book your place - if you are unable to do so, please register your attendance with Sajid Ali via SajidA@rusi.org. Please note, registration is mandatory for this event.Ceasefire violations, militancy, and diplomatic...

Prisoner's Voices in the Liberation Collection

09 July 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Chadwyck-Healey Liberation Collection is a comprehensive collection of books and pamphlets in French on the Second World War, the occupation and the liberation, published during a period of just over two years, from August 1944 to the end of...

Defence, Industry and UK Prosperity: A Report by Philip Dunne MP

09 July 2018, 11:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Ministry of Defence's formal obligation to contribute to national prosperity is several years old and the Secretary of state recently asked Philip Dunne MP to prepare an independent report on what the MoD is doing and might do differently in...

Antonio Giustozzi on The Islamic State in Khorasan

05 July 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

So-called Islamic State began to appear in what it calls Khorasan (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia, Iran and India) in 2014. Reports of its presence were at first dismissed as propaganda, but during 2015 it became clear that IS had a serious...

Reforming the SARs Regime: Legislative, Regulatory and Technical Challenges

05 July 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The system for reporting suspicious financial activity in the UK is recognised as not fitting the needs of the 21st century. The global standards on which the regime is based are several decades old. The emergence of public-private partnerships for...

Think Tanks in the 21st Century: Engaging Youth and Use of Technology

03 July 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world's oldest independent think tank on international defence and security. Founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, RUSI has been providing forward thinking, free discussion and careful reflection on...

Rules for Modernising UK Defence: Enough of the Negativity

03 July 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Speech Thank you also to RUSI – to Peter and all the others here who have facilitated this event today.  I have, over the last week, thought at length over what I was going to say today. I am enormously grateful to be given the chance by RUSI to...

Money Laundering and the London Property Market

02 July 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

At the global Anti-Corruption Summit in May 2016, PM David Cameron emphasised the need to “clean up our property market right here in London.” This turned attention to the role of professional services firms, especially lawyers, accountants and real...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture: Fear of Abandonment - Australia’s Response to Changing Global Orders

29 June 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In its recent Foreign Policy White Paper, the Australian Government described how the ‘significant forces of change’ buffeting the international system are reshaping Australia’s region ‘in ways without precedent’ in its modern history.Drawing on...

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