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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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Paper Launch – Big Data and Policing: An Assessment of Law Enforcement Requirements, Expectations and Priorities

06 September 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

In recent years, big data technology has revolutionised many domains, including the retail, healthcare and transportation sectors. However, the use of big data for policing has so far been limited,...

Open to All

Paper Launch - Limiting the Use of Cash for Big Purchases: Assessing the Case for Uniform Cash Thresholds

08 September 2017, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

This Breakfast Briefing will explore the pros and cons of imposing “cash thresholds”, limits on high value cash transactions, including whether they should be introduced at a uniform level across...

Open to All

A Financial Approach to Policing Organised Crime

12 September 2017, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

The threat from serious and organised crime to the UK’s national security has been growing in prominence over the past decade and with it greater recognition of the need to ensure that law...

Domestic Security, National Security, Organised Crime

Open to All

Whitehall Paper Launch: Russia's New Ground Forces: Capabilities, Limitations and Implications for International Security

12 September 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

This Whitehall Paper provides an in-depth analysis of Russia’s Ground Forces, including airborne and naval troops. It examines their role in Russian foreign policy, reforms to units’ equipment and...

Open to All

Assuring Access to Space Conference 2017

13 September 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

'We are playing catch up on Space and if we take much more time in doing so, we will be left behind'General Sir Gordon Messenger, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence (June 2017)Register...

RUSI Members Only

Making Africa Work - A Handbook for Economic Success

13 September 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Released in May 2017, Making Africa Work – A handbook for economic success has been authored by the former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo, who serves as Chairman of the Brenthurst Foundation’...

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Cyber Crime and Russian-speaking Communities

18 September 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Much of the current strategic focus in cyber security focuses on the challenge which appears to emanate from Russian-speaking territories. This has primarily focused on allegations of governmental...

Cyber

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Resilience Conference 2017

20 September 2017, 9:00

Register Now Ensuring resilience is an increasingly complex imperative as threats diversify and interact with each other. Organised together with Loughborough University, this conference will explore...

Global Security Issues, Climate Security, NATO, Resilience, Cyber

RUSI Under 35's Members Only

M: Maxwell Knight, MI5’s Greatest Spymaster

27 September 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Based on Henry Hemming’s critically acclaimed M, described by Ben Macintyre in The Times as ‘fascinating’, and by Max Hastings in The Sunday Times as ‘excellent’, this talk reveals the dramatic true...

History, Information, Intelligence

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Making Africa Work - A Handbook for Economic Success

13 September 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Released in May 2017, Making Africa Work – A handbook for economic success has been authored by the former President of Nigeria Olusegun...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2017

04 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The next eight years represent a continuing period of fundamental yet exciting change for the Royal Air Force as they adapt the way they...

Anatomy of a Campaign: The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940

20 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The British campaign in Norway in 1940 was an ignominious and abject failure. It is perhaps best known as the fiasco which directly led to...

British Foreign Policy After Brexit: An Independent Voice

10 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The authors will discuss how Britain’s global role and influence can be enhanced rather than diminished post-Brexit, with a diplomatic,...

Keir Starmer on the Implications of Brexit

17 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In his lecture, Keir will consider the wide ranging policy implications for the United Kingdom of leaving the European Union.BiographyThe...

Assuring Access to Space Conference 2017

13 September 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

'We are playing catch up on Space and if we take much more time in doing so, we will be left behind'General Sir Gordon Messenger, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence (June 2017)Register...

Resilience Conference 2017

20 September 2017, 9:00

Register Now Ensuring resilience is an increasingly complex imperative as threats diversify and interact with each other. Organised together with Loughborough University, this conference will explore...

Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities Conference: Force Enabler, Force Multiplier or Something More?

03 October 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The last thirty years have seen the UK and other western nations lose their strong position in electronic warfare (EW) at the same time as operations in and through cyberspace have become an...

POSTPONED: Technology and Future Combat Conference

02 August 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Human free warfare, and human-machine combat teaming, has been the subject of a good deal of discussion over the past ten years making the transition from science fiction to fielded capability.  To some, we are at an inflection point in the nature...

RUSI and the Victoria Cross in the First World War

27 July 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

In August 2014 RUSI published the RUSI Roll of Honour, containing the names of over 500 members of the institute who perished between 1914 and 1918. As part of RUSI’s programme of activities to mark the centenary of the First World War, RUSI hosted...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Sevastopol’s Wars: Crimea from Potemkin to Putin

26 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Founded by Catherine the Great in 1783, the maritime city of Sevastopol has been fought over for centuries. Crucial battles of the Crimean War were fought on the hills surrounding the city and the memory of this stalwart defence inspired those who...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Cyber Competition Scenario Planning

25 July 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Cyber 9/12 is a cyber policy and strategy competition run in conjunction with Cabinet Office, National Cyber Security Centre, RUSI and the Atlantic Council. The competition challenges teams of students to engage with cyber security policy and offer...

RUSI Annual General Meeting

20 July 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Nominations for electionThe four following individuals will be nominated for election as Trustees of the Institute on 20 July 2017 (CV's attached):The Rt Hon the Baroness AshtonGeneral Sir Nicholas HoughtonMs Alison Levitt QCHis Grace the Duke of...

OPEN TO ALL: Occasional Paper - Below the Surface: How Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Threatens Our Security

18 July 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Operating out of sight, and largely out of reach of the public and law enforcement alike, organised, high-volume illegal fishing can involve a range of violent and destructive criminal practices. In particular illegal fishing offences are known to...

A Year After Turkey’s Failed Coup Attempt: The Implications of Turkey’s Changing Security Environment

14 July 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Though the coup was thwarted at the cost of 248 dead and 2193 injured, the repercussions are felt in every quarter of Turkish political life. Meanwhile, the Syrian War poses a threat to Turkey’s border security and its regional interests. Because of...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Private roundtable with British Ambassador to Iran, Nicholas Hopton

12 July 2017, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

At this event he will examine the domestic political environment within Iran following the presidential elections in May, Iran's foreign policy within the context of the current GCC crisis and the future of the nuclear deal (known as the JCPOA). He...

OPEN TO ALL: Professor David Ormerod QC on the Protection of Official Data

12 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In February 2017 the Law Commission published a consultation paper entitled ‘The Protection of Official Data’, which suggests ways to improve the law around the protection of official information. The aim of this paper is to ensure that relevant...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Breakfast Briefing: Is your organisation fit for a complex and uncertain future? Four essential tests

12 July 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Over the next two decades, profound changes in political and societal structures, accelerated by transformative technologies, will require an organisation to be fit for a different kind of future. The speed and dimensions of such changes are...

OPEN TO ALL - Prospects for Russia’s Economy

11 July 2017, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Even in light of sanctions and the drop in oil prices, according to the IMF growth is expected to return to the Russian economy in 2017. But what does this mean in the context of Russia's political economy, investment climate and upcoming elections...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Defence Innovation and the UK: Responding to the Risks Identified by the US Third Offset Strategy

10 July 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The US Third Offset Strategy identified that Russia, China and other emerging powers had closed significantly the defence technology gap and were approaching technological parity with the West across key capabilities. This threatens the UK’s ability...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Countering Terrorism & Violent Extremism, Building Peace: risks, contradictions & how to manage them

10 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The political pressure to respond effectively to conflict and terrorist attacks, at home and abroad, is intensifying. This roundtable aims to provide a non-partisan space for continuing the conversation, drawing on insights from Saferworld, RUSI and...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Sanctions and Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities for UK Sanctions Policy

10 July 2017, 10:00

As the UK seeks to leave the European Union its relations with Europe and the rest of the world will change significantly. This will include establishing a sanctions policy framework separate from the EU to ensure that the UK can continue to play a...

OPEN TO ALL: Al Qaeda, Iran and the future of terrorism in the Middle East

07 July 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Whilst various states in the Middle East accuse each other of terrorism few would imagine a partnership between Iran and Al Qaeda.As ISIS retreats Al Qaeda is ready to take the lead role again and its quiet rebuilding has been underestimated. After...

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