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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.

Professor Azar Gat on Has War been Declining: Why and Where?

27 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

While the world has become more peaceful than ever before, there is still much to worry about in terms of security and no place for...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath, 1919

31 January 2020, 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....

UK PONI Event: Ways forward for the NPT? A discussion with H.E. Ambassador Rafael Mariano Grossi

27 February 2019, 14:00

Please note that this event will take place at King’s College London in room K0.18The non-proliferation regime faces a number of growing challenges. A lack of progress on disarmament, US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA...

Then US President Barack Obama chairs a UN Security Council meeting at UN Headquarters in New York, NY, 24 September 2009. Courtesy of the White House/Pete Souza

Borders and the Rules-Based International System: A Historical and Legal Basis

25 February 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

It is a moment of great flux in the international environment. Established rules and structures are increasingly under threat and challenge from all sides. Borders are challenged by non-state terrorist groups and assertive powers claiming land,...

Breakfast Briefing - US Alliances in Asia: Underway and Under Pressure

25 February 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

With the mounting anxiety about Chinese coercion and North Korean nuclear weapons, the US is modernising and networking its key bilateral alliances in the Indo-Pacific. Public support for alliance relations in the United States, Japan, Australia and...

China–UK Relations: Where to Draw the Border Between Influence and Interference?

20 February 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

China’s rise has been accompanied by increasing attempts by the CCP to control the narrative on China in other countries.  The Party pours considerable resources into influence and interference activities.  The former are part of ‘public diplomacy...

RUSI Paper Launch: A Wicked Problem - Driving Change in the UK's AML Regime Following the 2018 FATF Evaluation

20 February 2019, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

In December 2018 the Financial Action Taskforce (FATF), the global anti-money laundering (AML) standard-setter, gave the UK's AML regime the highest aggregate scores received by any country to date, albeit with notable concerns raised in relation to...

Russian Political War: Moving Beyond The Hybrid

20 February 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Russia seems determined to challenge and antagonise the West, through a campaign fought as much with dank memes and dark money as espionage and traditional statecraft. This is generally characterised as ‘hybrid war,’ but this is a misunderstanding...

Breakfast Briefing: Business Security is National Security

20 February 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

We frequently hear about attacks on major companies: cyber-attacks against banks, attempted sabotage of grids and power plants, to mention but a few. Companies make valiant efforts to defend themselves against such attacks, and doing so is of course...

Senator Chris Coons on 'Striking the Right Balance: America’s Commitment to Syria and Afghanistan'

18 February 2019, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this discussion, Senator Coons will offer his views on the value of continued US troop commitments in Syria and Afghanistan, and what US strategy towards both means for America and its Western allies. Speaker Biography Senator Chris Coons has...

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

13 February 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 particular, the conference will focus on IAMD, the...

Breakfast Briefing - Hezbollah and Terrorist Financing.

13 February 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Dr Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of The Washington Institute Jeanette and Eli Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. From 2005 to early 2007, he served as deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and...

Breakthrough on the Salonika Front: The Contribution of the Serbian and British Armies

12 February 2019, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

Following the declaration of war on 28 July 1914, ferocious fighting began between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Serbia. Belgrade itself was taken in November before being recaptured in December 1914 as the Central Powers attempted to quickly ...

UK PONI Workshop: Introduction to Nuclear Weapons Policy

11 February 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

UK PONI will hold a one-day workshop comprising a series of seminars from RUSI staff on nuclear policy basics, covering deterrence, disarmament, proliferation and nuclear programmes worldwide. This workshop is aimed at early career professionals...

Gavin Williamson on Transforming UK Defence to Meet the Global Threats of Tomorrow

11 February 2019, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Over the course of the past century, UK defence has shaped our nation and the world for the better. As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, its role will become even more pivotal to our nation’s security and prosperity. What threats are we...

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The Indo-Pacific Initiative: Opportunities for European and UK Engagement

08 February 2019, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Initiative views the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean as a single maritime theatre, and seeks to promote stability and prosperity in the region through enhancing connectivity between Africa and Asia. The...

Send for Levene: A Discussion with Lord Levene

07 February 2019, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

A wide-ranging discussion with Lord Levene of Portsoken KBE, former UK Chief of Defence Procurement, as he launches his autobiography, Send for Levene. In this discussion, Lord Levene will recount his early career and how he grew a small company...

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