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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.

Progressive Terrorism Studies Webinar Series – Disrupting Networks of Influence

27 October 2020, 14:00

Exploring the roots of Salafi-Jihadi resilience creates an opportunity for policymakers and tech professionals to consider data which can...

Building Stronger Societies: Involving Teenagers in National Security

29 October 2020, 16:00

With national security threats growing, countries are looking increasingly to teenagers as a resource. Traditional conscription, as...

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...

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...

Protecting Advanced Economies Against Cyber Attacks

25 February 2020, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Dr Samantha Ravich, a member of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission – a bipartisan commission mandated by the US Congress, comprising leaders of federal security agencies as well as congressional leaders – and Vice Chair of President Trump’s...

RUSI Annual Security Lecture

24 February 2020, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

> Read the RUSI report on Data Analytics and Algorithms in Policing launched at this event. The Speech "Last night, I spoke to ‘Tony’ who is one of my sergeants who works on the Venice team. The Venice team have reduced moped enabled crime in...

UK PONI Roundtable: Lessons from the 1960s (TSR2 and Polaris) for the contemporary Defence Nuclear Enterprise.

20 February 2020, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

This event is for UK PONI members only. To become a member please email ukponi@rusi.orgDuring this period, Polaris missiles and Resolution class submarines were procured, with Polaris later upgraded under the Chevaline programme, whilst the nuclear...

UK Strategic Command Conference

18 February 2020, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

In 2012, the UK formed the Joint Forces Command to manage and deliver specific joint capabilities and lead on the conceptual component for Defence.  Seven years later in December 2019, Joint Forces Command transitioned into Strategic Command.  The...

Fighting with Pride: LGBTQ+ in the British Armed Forces

17 February 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this wide-ranging discussion, LGBTQ+ servicemen and women who have served in the British Armed Forces since the Second World War will discuss their remarkable lives. These are stories and profoundly moving testaments to loyalty, courage on the...

UK PONI Workshop: Introduction to Nuclear Weapons Policy

11 February 2020, 9:00
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...

Breakfast Briefing - The Politics of Arms Control: Getting Beyond Post-Cold War Pathologies and Finding Security in a Competitive Environment

11 February 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

In this briefing, Dr Ford will assess the various objectives and motivations shaping arms control advocacy and policies in the post-Cold War period, and emphasise the central role that security plays in the Trump Administration’s arms control...

Britain in the World

10 February 2020, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

  Conference Information Britain’s departure from the European Union signals the beginning of new challenges, opportunities and priorities. Foreign policy will have to explore how Britain fits into a new competitive and more state-based...

Breakfast Briefing: Countering Cyber Risk - Threats, Responses and Future Trends

05 February 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Recent research suggests that business leaders now see cyber security as the top risk to their businesses, and the British Government has publicly stated that cyber is one of only three top tier threats to the UK’s national security. Lord Evans will...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath

31 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 11 November 1918, Douglas Haig must have welcomed his imminent release from the immense burdens he had stoically borne for three years. He appreciated, however, that he would not yet be able to say ‘goodbye to all that’.  Even before the war’s...

Insurance Gaps: A Growing Vulnerability

28 January 2020, 8:30

Though insurance gaps is a little-known term outside the insurance industry, and one not associated with national security, it is becoming a national security issue. According to a new report by Lloyd’s, $133bn is at risk in major cities across the...

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

27 January 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 complacency. Recent years have seen vicious wars in south and Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa, the rise of...

Breakfast Briefing: What Works (and What Doesn’t) in Efforts to Prevent or Counter Violent Extremism?

24 January 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

One of the most important lessons of the last two decades is that military and security-focused operations – in isolation – do not end terrorist movements. Efforts to prevent or counter violent extremism (P/CVE) have therefore become an intrinsic...

Ecole de Guerre Public Debate

10 December 2019, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

In 2010, the Lancaster House Treaties set France on a path of pursuing greater interoperability with Britain in defence-related matters. As the agreement approaches its tenth birthday, however, two largely unexpected developments have arisen which...

Tech innovation: the potential for startup-government collaboration

10 December 2019, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

There is a major divide between the tech industry and the armed forces. In 2018 Google, for example, ended an artificial intelligence project for the Pentagon. This divide is troubling, because governments rely on the tech industry for innovative...

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