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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., Oct 20 2017

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...

Invite Only

Deradicalisation and Counter Terrorism in a Changing World

23 November 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

As the forces of the Islamic State are gradually defeated, and its tactics change, the need to understand how the threat of terrorism evolves has never been greater.The Conference will examine what...

RUSI Members Only

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture

23 November 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

Speakers BiographiesAdmiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC was appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, the Royal Navy's professional head and Chairman of the Navy Board, in April 2016. He joined...

Invite Only

Financial Crime 2.0

27 November 2017, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

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

AML/CTF, Technology

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'Without Glory but Without Disaster': 50 Years after the British Withdrawal from Aden

04 December 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

Aden, a territory now part of Yemen, was first acquired by the British in 1839 and was made a Crown Colony in 1937. From the mid-1950s, Britain had sought to create a federation between Aden - its...

RUSI Members Only

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

14 December 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

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 to...

All

RUSI Conference: Air Forces as Weapons Systems

21 February 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

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...

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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...

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...

BY INVITATION ONLY: The GCC Crisis and implications for UK Foreign Policy

07 July 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

The United Kingdom's longstanding role in the Gulf means that the current impasse presents a myriad of challenges to the UK national interest. The panel will discuss the status of the crisis, its impacts both regionally and globally, and how the...

OPEN TO ALL: Book Launch - 2020: World of War

05 July 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Inspired by General Sir John Hackett’s book, The Third World War which was published forty years ago, Paul Cornish and Kingsley Donaldson examine the security challenges facing the world today and explore how events might unfold. And if events...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Robotics and the Future of Warfare

05 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The visions of futurists do not always match the experiences of military personnel, but the battlefields of the future have the potential to bear little resemblance to the war zones of today. In his lecture, Professor Colosimo will discuss how the...

BY INVITATION ONLY: NATO ACT Resilience Conference back-brief: The ‘So What?’ for UK Resilience?

04 July 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

On 2-4 May, RUSI attended the NATO ACT Conference Interdependency in Resilience in Norfolk Virginia – home of NATO ACT and a Rockefeller 100 Resilient City. Our partner, Oakas Ltd were the main facilitators, consultants and content providers for the...

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