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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.

Regional order: forging new alliances in the Middle East

23 October 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Gulf Cooperation Council has been transformed by the blockade imposed upon Qatar by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE in June...

Members’ Event - UK Future Combat Air Strategy

24 October 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The government has been reviewing the future combat air strategy for the UK, based on the need to replace Typhoon in the 2030s. An...

Lethal AI and Autonomy Conference

07 November 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomy continue to hit the headlines of major media outlets, yet few of these deal with the specific...

Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule The World And How to Take It Back

09 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

From the passport-vendors of St Kitts and Nevis, to the secrecy vendors of Nevada, to the property vendors of Knightsbridge, it exposes a...

The Zinoviev Letter: A Century of Fake News?

27 November 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Zinoviev Letter of 1924, encouraging the British proletariat to greater revolutionary effort, was apparently sent by Grigori Zinoviev,...

RUSI Modern Deterrence Conference 2018: Securing Societies

06 November 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The conference will launch RUSI’s Modern Deterrence programme, which will run over the next four years with the aim of better defining the concept. In recent months, the notion of Modern Deterrence...

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...

The Dawn of Eurasia

29 January 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

While China and Russia have been quicker to recognize the increasing strategic significance of Eurasia, even Europeans are realizing that their political project is intimately linked to the rest of the supercontinent - and as Maçães argues, they...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture - Haig's Right Hand Man: Sir Herbert Lawrence as the British Army's Chief of Staff in 1918

26 January 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Lieutenant General Sir Herbert Lawrence, Chief of Staff of the British Army in 1918, remains one of the forgotten figures of the First World War. In his lecture, Paul Harris will argue that Lawrence made a major contribution to Allied victory. He...

China’s Eurasian Pivot

25 January 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

To launch RUSI’s recent Whitehall Paper China’s Eurasian Pivot, The Rt Hon Mark Field MP, Minister for Asia at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will give an introductory speech and subsequently join a conversation with Raffaello Pantucci and...

Niteworks White Paper - Defence Innovation

Designing an Innovation System for UK Defence

23 January 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

This event will enable discussion between the Ministry of Defence and industry on innovation across the UK Defence Enterprise. The catalyst and context for the White Paper is the widespread view within Defence that innovation is essential to...

Dynamic Security Threats and the British Army

22 January 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Speech As delivered, Monday 22 January 2018  Malcolm, thank you for those kind words of introduction and good evening everybody, it’s good to be with you and it’s particularly good to see so many friendly faces in the audience. In Parliament...

Richard Nephew on the 'Art of Sanctions: A View from the Field'

17 January 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

While sanctions have become a preferred tool used by Western policymakers to respond to international security threats, their effectiveness is often challenged. To achieve foreign policy aims, sanctions must consider the role of business and...

Mohammad al-Attiyyah - Qatar Foreign Minister

A Conversation with Qatar Defence Minister HE Dr Khalid Bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah

17 January 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

With the recent sale of 24 Typhoon jets to Qatar and the establishment of a new squadron for joint UK-Qatar air force training, Dr Al-Attiyah offered his thoughts on defence engagements between the two countries. The conversation was chaired by Lt...

A World in Turmoil: What to Worry About in 2018

16 January 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The author of the recent book Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace, Dr. Stares will analyse the top sources of instability, including a military conflict involving North Korea, growing tensions with Iran...

A group of Rohingya protesters at the G20 in Brisbane

Atrocity Prevention and UK Policy

15 December 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The recent parliamentary debate on the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya population highlighted the political will within all parties for the UK to play a role in bringing an end to the violence, but also drew attention to the absence of a national...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2017

14 December 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues.  Download transcript Previous Lectures Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach 2016  General Sir Nicholas Houghton 2015 | 2014 | 2013 |...

CFCS Christmas Drinks

11 December 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

There will be an address from RUSI Director, Dr Karin von Hippel. For further information regarding this event, please contact Allana Howard - AllanaH@rusi.org

Preparing for the Indo-Pacific Century: The Australian Army Perspective

08 December 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In 2016, the release of the Australian Government’s Defence White Paper signalled a comprehensive review of the regional strategic environment and formally named a stable Indo-Pacific region as a Strategic Defence Interest whereby the security and...

Towards a Code of Conduct on the South China Sea: Reflections of the Philippines Chairmanship of ASEAN

08 December 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

As the ASEAN Chairmanship of the Philippines comes to a close, the time for reflection begins. As early as 1999, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers and China agreed on the need for a regional Code of Conduct. As the parties could not agree on such a Code,...

Have I Got Nukes for You: The UK PONI Christmas Quiz

06 December 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Given the success of last year’s inaugural UK PONI Christmas quiz, we’re back for a second year! Be ready to pull those Christmas jumpers on again and join other UK PONI members for an evening of friendly competition and quiz fun! Prizes will also...

Iraq’s Future: The Role of the Sunnis in Rebuilding after the Defeat of Daesh

05 December 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

This roundtable discussion will focus on Iraq’s Sunni communities, how they see their future in Iraq following the military defeat of Daesh and the crisis surrounding the Kurdish independence referendum.In the wake of the military defeat of Daesh,...

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