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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...

City of London

Proliferation Finance Experts Workshop

15 May 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Supported by the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, the workshop will be an opportunity for experts to showcase research findings, enhance collaborative efforts and advance common ideas about best practice. Participants will consider the...

POSTPONED: Whitehall Paper Launch - The Spectre of a Westphalian Europe?

11 May 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Spectre of a Westphalian Europe? discusses the cohesion of Europe’s geopolitical architecture, and offers a new way of understanding the contemporary regional balance. Luis Simón contends that Europe is undergoing a balance of power crisis set...

Sir Simon McDonald on Delivering UK Foreign Policy

11 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Sir Simon discussed post-Brexit UK foreign policy, including promoting the influence of global Britain, strengthening our partnerships and supporting good governance, democracy, rule of law and human rights. On the record transcript...

The Protection of Civilians in Conflict

08 May 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

The nature of modern warfare is rapidly changing and, in recent years, has been defined by: protracted and complex conflicts; fluctuating geopolitical allegiances; challenges to multilateralism; and the prominence of non-state actors. As we have...

Nuclear Diplomacy in South Asia

03 May 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Dr. Yusuf will discuss high-stakes diplomacy between the two nuclear armed neighbours, India and Pakistan, and examine crisis management and specifically the role of international diplomacy in preventing major conflict. At a time of high tensions...

Virtual Currencies and Financial Crime: Assessing the Risk and Evaluating the Response

02 May 2018, 15:30
RUSI Whitehall

Virtual currencies (VCs) including Bitcoin are new technologies that have been hailed as vehicles for innovation in payments services; financial inclusion; and enabling greater speed and efficiency in cross-border value transfer. As with other...

Artificial Intelligence, Prediction and Criminal Justice Decision-Making

02 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Advances in AI technology have enabled the development of sophisticated algorithmic tools underpinned by machine learning, which are used to support decision-making and risk assessment for policing and criminal justice purposes. While these...

Breakfast Briefing: Financial and Security Responses to Russia

02 May 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In the aftermath of the Salisbury attack and the retaliatory strikes by the USA, France and the UK against the Syrian regime after its use of chemical weapons in Douma, tensions between Russia and the UK remain extremely high. The UK has not yet...

Understanding the Factors Contributing to Radicalisation Among Central Asian Labour Migrants in Russia

01 May 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The paper assesses the factors contributing to radicalisation, including the role of economic migration. The study also considers the resilience in place constraining further radicalisation. It has recommendations for Russia and and Central Asian...

Book Launch – The Merchant of Syria

30 April 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The book goes well beyond an intimate view of the merchant’s extraordinary life, to explore Syria’s long mercantile tradition, and to contextualise the turbulent backdrop against which his life was lived. It considers his business ethic and...

Roundtable: The State of Turkish-Israeli Relations

26 April 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Dr Louis Fishman, assistant professor of Modern Middle East history at Brooklyn College, City University of New York will discuss the state of relations and what it means for the Middle East at a time of heightened tensions across the region. The...

James Holland on the War in the West: A Reassessment

24 April 2018, 11:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Second World War remains enduringly compelling and the subject of new generations of computer games, movies, documentary films and, of course, books. Yet so much of the narrative as depicted remains mired in myth and assumed knowledge. In this...

Cyber Crime – The Challenges for UK Business

20 April 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Cyber criminals are broadening their efforts and expanding their strategic modus operandi to achieve higher value pay-outs from UK citizens, organisations and institutions. Even when key individuals responsible for the most damaging cyber criminal...

Services' Family Accommodation: The Home Front

19 April 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Professor Louth, Professor Taylor, Dr Twort and Dr Thompson from King’s College, London, have spent 18 months researching the intent of the Ministry of Defence’s Future Accommodation Model and the drivers for Service families’ accommodation...

Strategic Alliance or Axis of Convenience: Can Moscow use Beijing as a Counterpoint to its Confrontation with the West?

19 April 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

One option that is increasingly being made prominent once again is Moscow’s relationship with Beijing. During recent visits to Moscow, both the Defence and Foreign Minister’s highlighted the strength of their relationship, while Defence Minister Wei...

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