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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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Book Launch: Power in Modern Russia

09 November 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Given the Russian leadership's concerns about an unstable and increasingly competitive world, the Russian official and expert community often use the term 'mobilisation' to describe the measures that...

RUSI Corporate Members

Rogue Trading: Why Illicit and Illegal Trading is a Major Security Issue

10 November 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

Many people who consider themselves law-abiding citizens do not see a problem with buying things that are traded illicitly, from pirated intellectual property to counterfeit fashion goods. The...

RUSI Members Only

British Foreign Policy After Brexit: An Independent Voice

10 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The authors will discuss how Britain’s global role and influence can be enhanced rather than diminished post-Brexit, with a diplomatic, security, development and trade agenda based on hard-headed...

Invite Only

RUSI Paper Launch – Closing the Gap: Assessing Responses to Terrorist-Related Kidnap-for-Ransom

10 November 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

Governments continue to be concerned about kidnapping as a source of terrorist finance. A host of international commitments, underpinned by UN Security Council Resolutions and domestic laws, forbids...

RUSI Corporate Members

John Garnett Lecture 2017: Leadership at the Strategic Level - Simple but Not Easy

14 November 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The annual John Garnett Lecture honours the legacy of Professor John Garnett as the first academic in the field of Strategic Studies worldwide. Professor Garnett pioneered Strategic Studies as an...

RUSI Members Only

Keir Starmer on the Implications of Brexit

17 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Keir will consider the wide ranging policy implications for the United Kingdom of leaving the European Union.BiographyThe Rt Hon Keir Starmer KCB QC MP has served since 2015 as the...

RUSI Members Only

Current Global Security Challenges: A Conversation with General (Ret) David H. Petraeus

22 November 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

In this wide ranging discussion, General Petraeus will consider the development of North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities, the state of the fight against ISIS and Al Qaeda, the situation in...

RUSI Members Only

This event is sold out

Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

22 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In his lecture, Stephen will discuss the challenges of managing the Ministry of Defence, in particular making Defence more innovative and protecting the UK in uncertain times.Speaker BiographyStephen...

RUSI Members Only

The Inaugural Airey Neave Memorial Book Prize

22 November 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

In the wake of the killing of Airey Neave by Irish terrorists in 1979, the Airey Neave Trust was established through public subscription, to further research and understanding in relation to Freedom...

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What Next in Syria?

25 October 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Syria is the defining humanitarian crisis of our time with 400,000 Syrians killed and 10 million people - half of all Syrians - driven from...

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...

Current Global Security Challenges: A Conversation with General (Ret) David H. Petraeus

22 November 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this wide ranging discussion, General Petraeus will consider the development of North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities, the...

Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

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

In his lecture, Stephen will discuss the challenges of managing the Ministry of Defence, in particular making Defence more innovative and...

Financial Crime 2.0

27 November 2017, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Technological innovation transforms financial flows on a permanent basis: existing financial institutions adapt their processes, new actors emerge, individuals gain the ability to conduct...

RUSI Conference: Air Forces as Weapons Systems

21 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

As several NATO countries prepare to take delivery of the fifth generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in the next few years, and France and Germany announce their intention to cooperate on the design...

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 key resilience issues through the relationship...

The UK Houses of Parliament.

UK Security Policy: National Institutions and the Gap between Expert and Public Opinion

19 September 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

This study is the first of this scale in the UK, led by Dr Catarina Thomson, University of Exeter, and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Further information on the project can be found at Constraints on the Design of...

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 activity in espionage, sabotage and subversion and...

CANCELLED: Iraqi Kurdistan Independence Referendum - Implications for the Region

14 September 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

The referendum on Iraqi Kurdistan Independence is scheduled for 25 September 2017, with the result likely to have major implications for the future of the Iraqi State and the wider region. To discuss the referendum, RUSI hosts senior Kurdistan...

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’s Advisory Board, alongside Drs Jeffrey Herbst and...

Assuring Access to Space Conference 2017

13 September 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Conference Presentations: Dr Stuart Eves NCSC Speaker '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)...

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 operational roles, performance during combat...

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 enforcement’s full arsenal of tools are brought to bear in...

Paper Launch - Follow the Money: Using Financial Investigation to Combat Wildlife Crime

11 September 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

A surge in poaching and wildlife trafficking is threatening to decimate endangered species worldwide. Efforts to disrupt this activity have been far-reaching, however many fail to recognise much transnational wildlife crime for what it is: serious,...

Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

11 September 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Download MP3 to listen Regarded as the ‘definitive history’ of the UK’s intervention, the book draws on military reports and government documents, as well as interviews with Western commanders, senior figures in the Taliban, Afghan civilians and...

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 different countries and, in particular, throughout...

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, particularly in the UK. This is despite the...

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...

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