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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.

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

Lieutenant General Sir Herbert Lawrence, Chief of Staff of the British Army in 1918, remains one of the forgotten figures of the First...

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...

James Holland on the War in the West: A Reassessment

24 April 2018, 11:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Second World War remains enduringly compelling and the subject of new generations of computer games, movies, documentary films and, of...

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...

Missile Defence Conference 2018

19 March 2018, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The 18th annual Conference in this series is very timely. It will address the North Korean nuclear threat and how it will have evolved and East Asian missile defence issues more widely.  It will...

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...

RUSI UNDER 35's FORUM: Is the role of Think Tanks in Foreign Policy Evolving or Fading?

04 July 2017, 13:00
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...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Populism in Europe and the United States

28 June 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

A small group of interdisciplinary experts will convene to consider the following questions:What is meant by the term 'populism', and does it adequately explain the political and social tensions so evident in the United States and Europe today?What...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2017: Under 35s Forum with Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Nicholas Carter

28 June 2017, 8:00

This unique event will offer forum members the opportunity to participate in a private, informal and off-the-record discussion with General Sir Nicholas Carter, on the future of the British Army at a key moment in its ongoing transformation.General...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2017

27 June 2017, 9:00

27-28 JUNE 2017, LONDON Held annually on behalf of the Chief of the General Staff, this conference reflected on the breadth of challenges confronting today’s land forces in a global security environment characterised by constant competition and...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: The Nigerian Army's Operation against Boko Haram

26 June 2017, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

Despite concerted efforts by the Nigerian Army to retake Boko Haram strongholds in the north-east of Nigeria, the militant group still poses a major threat to the security of Nigeria and its people. In this address Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai will...

OPEN TO ALL: Boko Haram: ‘technically defeated’, or ongoing threat?

23 June 2017, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The violent Islamist movement is said to have as its aim the creation of a Caliphate in Northern Nigeria, and despite a large-scale military offensive launched against it, the violence continues. The roots of this violence are complex. Many of its...

OPEN TO ALL: Caroline Haughey on Modern Slavery and Security

21 June 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Modern Slavery Act, enacted in March 2015, was an important milestone in the fight against slavery and for social justice. The legislation significantly enhances support and protection for victims, gives law enforcement the tools they need to...

CANCELLED: Diplomats in Blue: Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin on International Policing in the Twenty-first Century

20 June 2017, 16:30
RUSI Whitehall

As our domestic security threats are increasingly global in nature, twenty-first century police officers must be equipped not just for law enforcement but for international diplomacy. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin explains the...

OPEN TO ALL: James Kirchick on The End of Europe

15 June 2017, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

Once the world’s bastion of liberal, democratic values, Europe now has to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. The old pathologies of anti-Semitism, populist nationalism, and territorial aggression are threatening to tear the European...

OPEN TO ALL: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey

15 June 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

In a world of rising tensions between Russia and the United States, the Middle East and Europe, Sunnis and Shiites, Islamism and liberalism, Turkey is at the epicentre. And at the heart of Turkey is its populist president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan....

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