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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.

“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...

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...

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...

Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

07 February 2019, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Millions of people work, live, and travel in high-risk countries; yet very few are kidnapped and, of those that are, almost all come home safely - how can this be? This new book – unique in its field – looks at the ransom business from all angles....

UK PONI Roundtable: NATO nuclear policy

06 February 2019, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

Recent challenges to strategic stability in the Euro-Atlantic region, such as Russia’s development of new nuclear capacities, its violation of the INF treaty and the consequent likelihood of US withdrawal, highlight the continuing impact of nuclear...

Executive briefing by Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space

05 February 2019, 8:45
RUSI Whitehall

Please note: this event is strictly invitation-only.Dirk Hoke is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Defence and Space. He is also a member of the Airbus Executive Committee and the Defence and Space Executive Committee.Hoke joined Airbus...

Countering Cyber Risk: Threats, Responses and Future Trends

05 February 2019, 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

01 February 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Speaker BiographyJohn Hussey OBE MA served for 30 years with British Petroleum (BP) in Britain, Europe and Africa. Between 1964 and 1976, he managed BP’s operations in Guinea, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Nigeria. Since 1989, he has written...

Breakfast Briefing: From Complexity to Simplicity: Networks to Lone Actor Terrorism

25 January 2019, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

International terrorism is constantly changing and evolving. ISIS's loss of territory has created a vacuum which is being filled by a mix of organisations, affiliates and other ideologies. At the same time, what constitutes a terrorist threat has...

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