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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.

Professor Hugo de Burgh and Professor Daya Thussu on the Globalisation of Chinese Media

10 April 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Chinese media are going global to a purpose, which is intimately connected with their history and the culture from which they emerge....

What next for NATO? Perspectives before the Brussels Summit

10 April 2018, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In this discussion, Ambassador MacIntosh and Ambassador Hutchison will consider the changes since the Wales and Warsaw summits, and the...

Transatlantic Traumas: A discussion with Professor Stanley R. Sloan on the future of the West

16 April 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

These are traumatic times for transatlantic relations and particularly for those who believe in liberal democracy and the concept and...

Services' Family Accommodation: The Home Front

19 April 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Professor Louth, Professor Taylor, Dr Twort and Dr Thompson from King’s College, London, have spent 18 months researching the intent of the...

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–The First Sea Lord's Sea Power Conference 2018

24 May 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The conference will address the potential for human-machine combat teaming, implications for force design, disinvestment strategies and people from the year 2035.  The emergence of autonomous and...

Missile Defence Conference 2018

30 May 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...

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2018

19 June 2018, 9:00

This year's conference will be held on 19-20 June at Church House in Westminster.Further details of the RUSI Land Warfare Conferences are available at sponsorship...

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...