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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.

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E.g., Jun 27 2018

Invite Only

Breakfast Briefing: Artificial Intelligence – Latest Analysis from RUSI

29 May 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Recent developments in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have resulted in rapid advancements in the abilities of computers to learn automatically and improve from...

RUSI Members Only

This event is sold out

Tom Tugendhat on Defending the Rules

29 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his address, Mr Tugendhat will discuss Britain’s place in the world and his vision for the UK’s foreign policy priorities post-Brexit. Drawing on his time working for the Chief of the Defence...

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Missile Defence Conference 2018

30 May 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The 18th annual Conference in this series is very timely, with Missile Defence coming to the forefront of policymakers minds. The conference will address the North Korean nuclear threat and how it...

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Strengthening the AML Response to Cyber Crime

30 May 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

On that basis, the objectives of this workshop are to develop a better understanding of money laundering techniques used by cyber criminals, identify how anti-money laundering (AML) responses can...

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Accord Publication Launch: Issue 27 – Progressive peace in Afghanistan

01 June 2018, 16:45
RUSI Whitehall

Contributions to Accord offer a unique compilation of experiences and insights by Afghan and international men and women from academia, the military, government, armed opposition and civil society....

RUSI Members Only

This event is sold out

Nuclear Deterrence and Franco-British Cooperation: From the Second World War to Lancaster House

04 June 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Hosted throughout April and May at the Maison Française d'Oxford and developed by the Military Applications Division of the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy Commission (CEA/DAM), this...

RUSI Members Only

This event is sold out

Prime Minister Erna Solberg on the Security Policy Challenges Facing Norway and Europe today

06 June 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

In her address, Prime Minister Solberg will reflect on some of the key security policy challenges facing Norway and Europe today, including relations with Russia and the role of NATO. She will also...

UK PONI Members Only

This event is sold out

UK PONI Annual Conference 2018

07 June 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

This event is now full, to have your name added to the waiting list please email sabrinad@rusi.org The 2018 Annual Conference will gather established and emerging experts from academia, industry,...

Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

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Breakfast Briefing: Is Electricity our Single Point of Failure - Protecting Critical Infrastructure

15 June 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Today’s interconnected infrastructure, resource and service networks, and the global-scale supply chains they depend on, have brought us capabilities unlike anything seen in history. Our societies,...

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Tom Tugendhat on Defending the Rules

29 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In his address, Mr Tugendhat will discuss Britain’s place in the world and his vision for the UK’s foreign policy priorities post-Brexit....

Nuclear Deterrence and Franco-British Cooperation: From the Second World War to Lancaster House

04 June 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Hosted throughout April and May at the Maison Française d'Oxford and developed by the Military Applications Division of the French Atomic...

Prime Minister Erna Solberg on the Security Policy Challenges Facing Norway and Europe today

06 June 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In her address, Prime Minister Solberg will reflect on some of the key security policy challenges facing Norway and Europe today, including...

Nia Griffith on Labour’s Defence Policy

25 June 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In her lecture, Nia will discuss what defence policy would look like under the next Labour Government, in the context of the work being...

The Future of the Internet

28 June 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The importance of the Internet continues to grow. The emergence of social media has placed the Internet at the centre of social life and...

Missile Defence Conference 2018

30 May 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The 18th annual Conference in this series is very timely, with Missile Defence coming to the forefront of policymakers minds. The conference will address the North Korean nuclear threat and how it...

UK PONI Annual Conference 2018

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

This event is now full, to have your name added to the waiting list please email sabrinad@rusi.org The 2018 Annual Conference will gather established and emerging experts from academia, industry,...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2018

19 June 2018, 9:00

This year's conference will be held on 19-20 June at Church House in Westminster.Further details of the RUSI Land Warfare Conferences are available at RUSI.org/LandwarfareFor sponsorship...

RUSI–The First Sea Lord's Sea Power Conference 2018

24 May 2018, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

First Sea Lord's Speech Read the speech here Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson The conference addressed the potential for human-machine combat teaming, implications for force design, disinvestment strategies and people from the year 2035.   The...

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 16th Annual Conference

23 May 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Now in its 16th year, the conference will focus on 'Politics, Partners and Protection’ and will seek to explore some of the key issues confronting contemporary peacekeeping. The sessions will include consideration of how peacekeeping can work when...

Why We Fight: The Evolutionary Psychology of Warfare

22 May 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

From the pursuit of social status and belonging, to the rationalisation of violence through mechanisms such as morality, religion and shared ideology, this lecture will explore recent advances in the cognitive sciences, and demonstrate their...

Organised Crime/Terror Nexus Workshop

22 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The organised crime/terror nexus manifests at various levels. Organised crime groups and terrorists may converge, permanently or opportunistically. For instance, terrorist groups such as the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) are known to tax and extort...

Air Marshal Phil Osborn on Intelligence and Information Advantage in a Contested World

18 May 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

The clarity of peace, transition to war, and war is fast disappearing. State-based competition and confrontation are now becoming the norm, played out across a multi-dimensional and multi-speed battlespace. For some, traditional levers of national...

Breakfast Briefing: Iran’s Nuclear Deal – What Next?

17 May 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

US President Donald Trump has until 12 May to decide whether or not to waive sanctions against Iran again, in line with the terms of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Back in January, President Trump stated that unless a series of...

Global Connectivity or Stitching Up the World: How Should We Understand the Belt and Road

16 May 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is Beijing’s dominant foreign policy narrative. But how should we understand it from a normative perspective from Beijing – is it about a community of shared destiny or is it rather an attempt to tie up international...

The Iraq Election Results: What next for Iraq’s political stability?

16 May 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

On the 12th of May, Iraq will experience its fourth democratic Parliamentary election, the nation’s first since its near destruction at the hands of ISIS. Following the official end of the campaign against ISIS in December 2017 and the start of the...

The Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History Award Ceremony

15 May 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Royal United Services Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History, named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and the Founding Patron of RUSI. The Institute acknowledges, with...

City of London

Proliferation Finance Experts Workshop

15 May 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Supported by the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, the workshop will be an opportunity for experts to showcase research findings, enhance collaborative efforts and advance common ideas about best practice. Participants will consider the...

POSTPONED: Whitehall Paper Launch - The Spectre of a Westphalian Europe?

11 May 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Spectre of a Westphalian Europe? discusses the cohesion of Europe’s geopolitical architecture, and offers a new way of understanding the contemporary regional balance. Luis Simón contends that Europe is undergoing a balance of power crisis set...

Sir Simon McDonald on Delivering UK Foreign Policy

11 May 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Sir Simon discussed post-Brexit UK foreign policy, including promoting the influence of global Britain, strengthening our partnerships and supporting good governance, democracy, rule of law and human rights. On the record transcript...

The Protection of Civilians in Conflict

08 May 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

The nature of modern warfare is rapidly changing and, in recent years, has been defined by: protracted and complex conflicts; fluctuating geopolitical allegiances; challenges to multilateralism; and the prominence of non-state actors. As we have...

Nuclear Diplomacy in South Asia

03 May 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Dr. Yusuf will discuss high-stakes diplomacy between the two nuclear armed neighbours, India and Pakistan, and examine crisis management and specifically the role of international diplomacy in preventing major conflict. At a time of high tensions...

Virtual Currencies and Financial Crime: Assessing the Risk and Evaluating the Response

02 May 2018, 15:30
RUSI Whitehall

Virtual currencies (VCs) including Bitcoin are new technologies that have been hailed as vehicles for innovation in payments services; financial inclusion; and enabling greater speed and efficiency in cross-border value transfer. As with other...

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