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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.

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

14 December 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

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

Richard Nephew on the 'Art of Sanctions: A View from the Field'

17 January 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

While sanctions have become a preferred tool used by Western policymakers to respond to international security threats, their effectiveness...

Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture - Haig's Right Hand Man: Sir Herbert Lawrence as the British Army's Chief of Staff in 1918

26 January 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

A lecture by Paul Harris, writer and lecturer, commemorating the life of Field Marshal Earl Haig of Bemersyde and the forces he commanded....

Sir John Scarlett and Gill Bennett on How Russia Sees the World

28 February 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Russia has gone through enormous changes over the last hundred years, from the Revolutions of 1917 to the break-up of the Soviet Union in...

Stephen Lovegrove on Managing the UK Ministry of Defence

05 March 2018, 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...

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...

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

20 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 the fall of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and his replacement by Winston Churchill.Drawing on his...

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CANCELLED Disarmament after the Nuclear Ban Treaty

19 October 2017, 18:00

On the 20 September 2017 an international treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons opened for signature at the UN. The treaty was adopted following the vote of 122 states in favour of the text, and it is anticipated that all these states will...

East Asia's Power Vacuum and its Global Implications

19 October 2017, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

The international community is surrounded by looming uncertainty. The power vacuum in East Asia is resulting in significant challenges to the rule of law; provocations by North Korea have elevated the crisis on the Korean Peninsula to serious global...

Book Launch - A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi'is

19 October 2017, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Islam’s Great DivideThe 1400-year-old schism between Sunnis and Shi‘is has rarely been as toxic as it is today, feeding wars and communal strife in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and many other countries, with tensions between Saudi...

Navigating Security and Democracy in Kenya: Ambassador Dr Monica Juma and Ambassador Dr Martin Kimani

12 October 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall

In this private event, two major figures in the Government of Kenya will discuss the challenge of navigating democracy and security at this critical time. Ambassador Monica Juma, D.Phil, CBS is Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

Learning the Lessons from Dereliction of Duty to Chilcot: Political-Military Decision Making in the Twenty-first Century

11 October 2017, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

In his book Dereliction of Duty, H. R. McMaster (now President Trump’s National Security Advisor) delivers a painful analysis of the failure of political-military decision making in the early days of the US commitment in Vietnam. It recognises...

OPEN TO ALL - Saudi Arabia: On The Path To Reform?

09 October 2017, 15:00
RUSI Whitehall

Mohammed al Yahya, Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council will discuss the challenges facing Saudi Arabia at a time of social and economic change, analysing the role of recently promoted Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and providing insight...

POSTPONED: Brexit, The Courts and Dreams of Empire

05 October 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

This event will explore the notions of the UK Supreme Court and the Constitution in light of Brexit as well as Brexit through the Lenses of Empire with Reflections on Franchise and Citizenship.The UK Supreme Court, the Constitution and BrexitAfter...

The Last Ring Home

04 October 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

The Last Ring Home is a tribute to Lt Dial, the producer's grandfather, and all members of the Greatest Generation. It is also a journey of self-discovery, having an impact on the filmmaker, his wider family and many other people in its wake. This...

Lord Trenchard Memorial Lecture 2017

04 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The next eight years represent a continuing period of fundamental yet exciting change for the Royal Air Force as they adapt the way they are organised, both in the UK and on operations. Against a backdrop of Lord Trenchard’s contribution to UK...

Hope Springs Eternal? Prospects for a Durable Settlement in Cyprus

04 October 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

"I want to tell Greek and Turkish Cypriots that we should unite and look at the prospects of independence, of true independence and integrity of the Republic of Cyprus as an EU member state which ensures the rights of all", Cypriot President Nicos...

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

03 October 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Conference PresentationsWing Commander Dean Brown Graham FaircloughColonel HargreavesMajor General Uzi MoscoviciThe last thirty years have seen the UK and other western nations lose their strong position in electronic warfare (EW) at the same time...

Preparing for a Second Korean War: RUSI Whitehall Report Launch

28 September 2017, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

Access the report With North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes developing faster than most analysts anticipated, the threat of conflict on the Korean Peninsula is now a real possibility. At the launch of this latest Whitehall Report, Professor...

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 story of a maverick MI5 officer who recruited two...

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Virtual Currencies and the Future of Money Laundering

26 September 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

The payments landscape is arguably facing a period of unprecedented change as the use of cash declines and alternative forms of payment such as crypto-currencies and Fintech platforms advance rapidly. As money-laundering methods evolve to make use...

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