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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...

POSTPONED - Film Showing: Les Chevaliers Du Ciel (Sky Fighters)

18 April 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In the English speaking world, fans of air combat in mainstream films have essentially had to rely on the classic 1980s Top Gun.Few have seen the 2005 French film Les Chevaliers Du Ciel by Gérard Pirès which features even more spectacular and far...

Ending the Suffering in Yemen: What Can Be Done?

17 April 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Yemen conflict has entered its fourth year, creating what the UN has called the world’s largest humanitarian emergency. With 22 million people requiring lifesaving assistance and ongoing attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure by...

Transatlantic Traumas: A discussion with Professor Stanley R. Sloan on the future of the West

16 April 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

These are traumatic times for transatlantic relations and particularly for those who believe in liberal democracy and the concept and values represented by “the West.” In his latest book, Transatlantic traumas: Has illiberalism brought the West to...

U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, delivers remarks at the Royal United Services Institute in London alongside UK Ambassador to NATO, Sarah MacIntosh.

What next for NATO? Perspectives before the Brussels Summit

10 April 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this discussion, Ambassador Hutchison and Ambassador MacIntosh considered the changes since the Wales and Warsaw summits, and the issues and challenges to be considered at NATO’s July Summit. Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison was sworn in as the...

Professor Hugo de Burgh and Professor Daya Thussu on the Globalisation of Chinese Media

10 April 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Chinese media are going global to a purpose, which is intimately connected with their history and the culture from which they emerge. President Xi Jinping is insisting on them performing roles traditional in Chinese culture, as part of his...

UK PONI: Exploring the Impacts of Brexit on the UK Nuclear Industry

28 March 2018, 17:30

At a time when the UK is embarking on new nuclear power stations and working to detangle itself from the EU, many have argued that withdrawing from Euratom is not necessary or advantageous for the UK.The debate on exiting Euratom along with the...

Breakfast Briefing: Russia – Latest Analysis from RUSI

20 March 2018, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

Russia – Latest Analysis from RUSI Tuesday 20 March 2018Professor Malcolm Chalmers, RUSI Deputy Director-GeneralDr Jonathan Eyal, Associate Director for Strategic Research Partnerships. 

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Professor Matthew Jones on The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent

15 March 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Drawing on material from the first two volumes of The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent, Professor Jones will trace the story of why and how successive British governments endeavoured to build and then maintain an independent,...

A Conversation with Jaffar Hagi, Deputy Speaker of Kurdistan Parliament–Iraq

15 March 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

With the increasing role played by the forces of the Popular Mobilisation Forces and the dying embers of an ISIS insurgency, the direction of Iraq is still unclear. Dr Jaffar Hagi, the Deputy Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament of Iraq, will hold a...

China Steps Out: Beijing’s Major Power Engagement with the Developing World

13 March 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

This book explains how other countries perceive and respond to China’s growing engagement and influence. Each chapter is informed by the functionally organised academic literature and addresses a uniform set of questions about Beijing’s strategy....

EU Defence and Security after Brexit

13 March 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

As Prime Minister Theresa May made clear in her speech at the Munich Security Conference in February, the UK is committed to building a ‘deep and special partnership’ on foreign, defence and security policy with the EU after Brexit. To discuss the...

Saudi Arabia’s Reforms: Countering Extremism in a Changing Kingdom

08 March 2018, 14:45
RUSI Whitehall

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s high-profile social and economic modernisation programme, Vision 2030, has shaken up the Kingdom. The Crown Prince’s emphasis on reforming society, in particular by introducing more freedoms for...

The Syrian War: Seven Years In and No End in Sight

08 March 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Since it began seven years ago, the Syrian war has waxed and waned, developing increasingly complex dynamics. An underlying condition has been that no side has been strong enough, or shown enough desire to win and fully control the territory. 2018...

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