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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.

Haldane: The Forgotten Statesman Who Shaped Modern Britain

12 November 2020, 16:00

As a philosopher-statesman, Haldane’s groundbreaking proposals on defence, education and government structure were astonishingly ahead of...

How Spies Think: 10 Lessons in Intelligence

17 November 2020, 16:00

Intelligence officers discern the truth. They gather information - often contradictory or incomplete - and, with it, they build the most...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2020

03 December 2020, 15:30

Lecture by General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Ministry of Defence.The Chief of the Defence Staff...

MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two

09 December 2020, 16:00

When Allied fighters were trapped behind enemy lines, one branch of military intelligence helped them escape: MI9. The organisation set up...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture: Implementing the Integrated Review – Building the Next Generation Royal Air Force

17 December 2020, 12:00

The Integrated Review sets out to define the Government’s ambition for the UK’s role in the world and its long-term strategic aims for our...

CTF Online Symposium No. 1: The Lebanese Hezbollah Financing Threat in Europe

21 April 2020, 14:30

  In this webinar, Dr Levitt presented a research briefing on Hezbollah’s financing operations in Europe, as well as the steps being taken by EU member states to tackle these fundraising efforts.   Dr. Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler Fellow at...

The Changing Nature of Cyber Attacks

20 April 2020, 9:00

Speaker biography: Kevin Brown is Managing Director, BT Security. In this role, he makes sure that BT has the right policies and systems in place to keep the company’s assets – whether physical, logical or information – secure from attack. BT...

Mapping a Pandemic: East Africa and the Horn’s Conflict and Security Challenges in a Time of Pandemic

16 April 2020, 14:00

The Covid-19 pandemic is emerging in East Africa and the Horn at a moment when the region is facing crucial conflict and security challenges.   While hopes for peace and progress on regional cooperation were ignited by the election of Abiy Ahmed as...

“History Has Begun: The Birth of a New America” Book Launch with Bruno Maçães

15 April 2020, 16:00

Popular consensus says that the US rose over two centuries to Cold War victory and world domination, and is now in slow decline. But is this right? History’s great civilisations have always lasted much longer, and for all its colossal power, the US...

Mapping the Pandemic: How Coronavirus is Affecting the Middle East

09 April 2020, 14:00

While the pandemic has had the most devastating impact on Iran, coronavirus is affecting the rest of the Middle East as well. At this online event RUSI experts will offer their analysis on how different countries are dealing with the crisis and how...

Mapping a Pandemic: The Geopolitics of Coronavirus

02 April 2020, 14:00

The coronavirus pandemic has come at a time when the global liberal order was already grappling with a severe challenge from populist politicians and movements, as well as from a broader backlash against globalisation, borderless trade and the...

Online Briefing with UN Panel of Experts on North Korea: New Trends in North Korean Proliferation Finance

01 April 2020, 12:00

In this briefing, Mr. Arnold will provide an update on the panel’s forthcoming report, including new trends in North Korean illicit financing and cyber operations. The UN Panel of Experts on North Korea was set up to monitor the implementation of UN...

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RUSI Paper Launch - The Challenge of Change: Acquiring Technologies for Defence in the UK

31 March 2020, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

ACCESS PAPER At a time when the Western world is placing emphasis on the importance of bringing more innovation to defence, this paper identifies seven contextual features that enhance the chances of successful innovations and suggests how these...

POSTPONED: A Conversation with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross

25 March 2020, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Will tomorrow’s wars be fought on the same terms as today's, and how will humanitarians need to adapt? How does the concept of ‘partnered warfare’ help mitigate the humanitarian impacts of modern conflict? Digitalisation, artificial intelligence and...

UK PONI Roundtable: Project SANDSTONE – using open-source methods to expose North Korea’s illicit smuggling networks

20 March 2020, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

North Korea’s continued development of their nuclear and ballistic missile programmes has led to the tightening of sanctions on the country. This includes a near complete ban on its main exports – such as coal, iron, lead and seafood – in an effort...

POSTPONED - RUSI Combat Air Conference 2020

19 March 2020, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

With the UK’s Future Combat Air Strategy set to feature heavily in the upcoming Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review, there are now major efforts underway in NATO to create the next generation of combat air capability.The United...

POSTPONED - Does the Current Strategy to Counter Terrorist Financing Work?

18 March 2020, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Since 9/11, targeting the finances of terrorist actors has been a central element of the global counterterrorism landscape.  Indeed, the first public shot fired by George W Bush in his ‘War on Terror’ was a financial measure in the form of Executive...

Secret Alliances: Special Operations and Intelligence in Norway 1940-1945 - The British Perspective

16 March 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

After the events of World War Two, General Eisenhower commented that there had never before been a war where resistance forces were so closely harnessed to the military effort. Drawing on material from his latest book, Secret Alliances, Dr Insall...

POSTPONED: International Women’s Day 2020 - Women as Agents: A History of Female Intelligencers

11 March 2020, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Traditionally, these stories are predominantly male, a few famous historical figures notwithstanding. It is only very recently that the agency of women is becoming increasingly central to narratives, both real and fictional, as female writers and...

CANCELLED: Advancing Africa: Changes influencing Africa's fragile peace landscape - A conversation with Alan Doss, President of the Kofi Annan Foundation

11 March 2020, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED.Africa is today witnessing democratic setbacks. Electoral constituencies are being gerrymandered, the control over electoral management bodies and judicial institutions manipulated, vote-buying, and the...

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