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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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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...

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“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...

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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,...

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

21 April 2020, 14:30

In this webinar, Dr Levitt will present 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.  ...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing - Cat and Mouse: North Korean Sanctions Evasion in 2020

22 April 2020, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Following the release of the March 2020 United Nations Panel of Expert’s report on North Korea, James Byrne and Hamish Macdonald reflect on the country’s ongoing efforts to evade the unilateral and...

UK PONI Members Only

UK PONI Virtual Table Top Exercise - Nuclear Disarmament

24 April 2020, 9:00

The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) is often referred to as the cornerstone of the non-proliferation regime. It is underpinned by three pillars; non-proliferation, the peaceful uses of nuclear...

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Postponed: Freeports in the UK: Securing the Benefits, Preventing Crime

27 April 2020, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The consultation paper envisions freeports as ‘humming hubs of high-quality manufacturing’ and ‘titans of transhipment’, which will stimulate trade, investment and job creation. This will be achieved...

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Postponed: The ICS - RUSI Lecture: Leadership – Then, Today and Tomorrow

28 April 2020, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Doors open at 6pm and the event will commence at 6.30pm. The formal proceedings will take place for an hour and will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity for members of both organisations...

Major Corporate Level Members and Above

Breakfast Briefing - UK Security Policy After Brexit

29 April 2020, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The economic consequences of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal have received significant attention, but a no-deal Brexit would also have important security implications. Currently, as...

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RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2020: Imposing Thresholds in a Global Digitized Contest

11 June 2020, 9:00

Between the return of great power competition and the durable disorder afflicting much of the Middle East and Africa, the international security environment is becoming less stable. Although fighting...

Countering CBRN At Home and Abroad

23 September 2020, 9:00

The use of Chemical Weapons is a war crime. Yet chemical weapons have been used over 200 times during the Syrian conflict, including the use of nerve agents, while in 2018 Russia conducted a nerve...

Modern Deterrence Spring 2020 Conference

21 October 2020, 9:00

RUSI Modern Deterrence conference in partnership with the NATO Public Diplomacy Division.With threats and aggression facing liberal democracies increasing, national security is more important today...

Postponed - Terrorism and the Mass Media Launch Event

02 April 2020, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

An independent piece of research commissioned by London Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations Neil Basu, this paper examines the role the media can play in amplifying the impact of terrorism. It presents a theoretical...

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

31 March 2020, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

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 factors could be...

Postponed: Can National Security be Taught?

31 March 2020, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

In 2017, Latvia’s parliament decided that the country should launch a pioneering national security curriculum. Starting in the 2018/2019 academic year, the curriculum has been rolled out at the country’s secondary schools; by 2025, all schools will...

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...

Postponed: Australia and the UK in the World’s Most Contested Region: A Conversation with Professor Rory Medcalf

18 March 2020, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

As the UK prepares its Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review and seeks to strengthen its global engagement, the Indo-Pacific will be a key region. Within this vast space, the UK will need to find a balance between its engagements –...

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...

RUSI Integrating Information Manoeuvre Conference

10 March 2020, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

This information space has become the prominent area and medium for competition. The substantial erosion of the rules-based international system has created new and evolving implicit rules of competition, and the prospect of outright victory has...

UK-Russia Security Dialogue 2019-2020 London Report Launch

09 March 2020, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Against the backdrop of a strained UK-Russia political relationship, over the past year RUSI and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) convened a series of workshops bringing together policy and industry specialists from the United...

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