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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., Jul 15 2018

Invite Only

SOLD OUT: Breakfast Briefing: Reflections on the NATO Summit: What Next?

16 July 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Please note this event is now sold out. All NATO summits seem to be meeting at times of 'critical choice'. The NATO summit in Brussels on 11-12 July will be no different, but more importantly, it...

RUSI Members Only

187th RUSI Annual General Meeting

19 July 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

AGENDA1. The Chairman’s Address and Director-General Update2. Financial Report3. First Resolution“That the financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2018, as circulated, be taken as read and...

Invite Only

Breakfast Briefing: Thinking the Unthinkable

23 July 2018, 8:15
RUSI Whitehall

Executive leadership faces new vulnerabilities. Many leaders privately concede them, but few are willing to talk publicly about them. ‘Unthinkable’ events since 2014 have revealed a new leadership...

RUSI Members Only

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2018

04 September 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this centenary year of the Royal Air Force, the world’s oldest independent air force, Air Marshal Stringer will reflect on what independent air power has achieved. He will argue that in the modern...

Is Space the New Cyber?: Uk Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

02 October 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

As well as outlining the space threat landscape, it will also provide an opportunity to explore current understanding of dependencies, vulnerabilities and solutions.Conversations about space across...

RUSI Members Only

Members’ Event - UK Future Combat Air Strategy

24 October 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The government has been reviewing the future combat air strategy for the UK, based on the need to replace Typhoon in the 2030s. An extensive programme of work has been conducted in government on the...

RUSI Members Only

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

11 December 2018, 18:00

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the RUSI Christmas Party from 1900 to 2030. This event is open...

Rusi Building Whitehall London

187th RUSI Annual General Meeting

19 July 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

AGENDA1. The Chairman’s Address and Director-General Update2. Financial Report3. First Resolution“That the financial statements for the...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2018

04 September 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this centenary year of the Royal Air Force, the world’s oldest independent air force, Air Marshal Stringer will reflect on what...

Members’ Event - UK Future Combat Air Strategy

24 October 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The government has been reviewing the future combat air strategy for the UK, based on the need to replace Typhoon in the 2030s. An...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

11 December 2018, 18:00

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the...

Is Space the New Cyber?: Uk Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

02 October 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

As well as outlining the space threat landscape, it will also provide an opportunity to explore current understanding of dependencies, vulnerabilities and solutions.Conversations about space across...

The New Russian Empire: A discussion with Dr Agnia Grigas

11 July 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

In 2016 Dr Agnia Grigas asked how Russia will redraw post-Soviet borders in the wake of Russian expansionism. In Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire Dr Grigas illustrated how —for more than two decades—Moscow has consistently used its compatriots...

The UK Modernising Defence Programme

09 July 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Throughout 2018, the Ministry of Defence has been undertaking a defence review to match resources to requirements. This supposes that the government understands the range of obligations it has, the sort of operations towards which it might commit UK...

The India-Pakistan Deadlock

09 July 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

Please click 'Register Now' to book your place - if you are unable to do so, please register your attendance with Sajid Ali via SajidA@rusi.org. Please note, registration is mandatory for this event.Ceasefire violations, militancy, and diplomatic...

Prisoner's Voices in the Liberation Collection

09 July 2018, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Chadwyck-Healey Liberation Collection is a comprehensive collection of books and pamphlets in French on the Second World War, the occupation and the liberation, published during a period of just over two years, from August 1944 to the end of...

Defence, Industry and UK Prosperity: A Report by Philip Dunne MP

09 July 2018, 11:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Ministry of Defence's formal obligation to contribute to national prosperity is several years old and the Secretary of state recently asked Philip Dunne MP to prepare an independent report on what the MoD is doing and might do differently in...

Antonio Giustozzi on The Islamic State in Khorasan

05 July 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

So-called Islamic State began to appear in what it calls Khorasan (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia, Iran and India) in 2014. Reports of its presence were at first dismissed as propaganda, but during 2015 it became clear that IS had a serious...

Reforming the SARs Regime: Legislative, Regulatory and Technical Challenges

05 July 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The system for reporting suspicious financial activity in the UK is recognised as not fitting the needs of the 21st century. The global standards on which the regime is based are several decades old. The emergence of public-private partnerships for...

Think Tanks in the 21st Century: Engaging Youth and Use of Technology

03 July 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world's oldest independent think tank on international defence and security. Founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, RUSI has been providing forward thinking, free discussion and careful reflection on...

Rules for Modernising UK Defence: Enough of the Negativity

03 July 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Speech Thank you also to RUSI – to Peter and all the others here who have facilitated this event today.  I have, over the last week, thought at length over what I was going to say today. I am enormously grateful to be given the chance by RUSI to...

Money Laundering and the London Property Market

02 July 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

At the global Anti-Corruption Summit in May 2016, PM David Cameron emphasised the need to “clean up our property market right here in London.” This turned attention to the role of professional services firms, especially lawyers, accountants and real...

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture: Fear of Abandonment - Australia’s Response to Changing Global Orders

29 June 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In its recent Foreign Policy White Paper, the Australian Government described how the ‘significant forces of change’ buffeting the international system are reshaping Australia’s region ‘in ways without precedent’ in its modern history.Drawing on...

The Future of the Internet

28 June 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

The importance of the Internet continues to grow. The emergence of social media has placed the Internet at the centre of social life and now the Internet of Things is connecting manifold objects and systems. However, the relentless move of commerce...

Estonian Defence Minister on European Security in the Run-Up to the NATO Summit

27 June 2018, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

The roundtable will focus on ‘European Security in the run-up to the NATO Summit,’ and will amongst others address the upcoming NATO Summit, European security, cybersecurity and European troops in Estonia.Speaker BiographyJüri Luik has been the...

The Future of Economic Crime: Public/Private Partnership in the Recovery of Criminal Assets

27 June 2018, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

A position paper with points to consider during the discussion will be made available prior to the event.The invitees include figures in government, law enforcement, the insurance and financial services industries, the criminal justice system, and...

Roots of Restraint in War

25 June 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The lack of respect of the Laws of Armed Conflict (LoAC), also known as International Humanitarian Law (IHL), by numerous parties in today’s conflicts - whether by state or non-state actors - along with the proliferation of decentralized non-state...

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