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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.

Cyber Strategy: The Evolving Character of Power and Coercion

01 October 2018, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Are cyber operations as revolutionary as the headlines suggest?  Do they compel rival states and alter international politics? By examining...

Soldiers of Character: Research Report

03 October 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Complementing work by the Jubilee Centre about virtues in professional practice and public service, the Soldiers of Character research...

Ukraine’s Security and Its Importance to the UK

08 October 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

“Our commitment to Ukraine remains unwavering”, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told his hosts during his recent visit to Kyiv. And...

RUSI Whitehall Paper Launch - Security in Northern Europe: Deterrence, Defence and Dialogue

23 October 2018, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The volume looks at how key NATO allies can respond to the changing strategic situation through a successful mix of effective deterrence, a...

Members’ Event - UK Future Combat Air Strategy

24 October 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The government has been reviewing the future combat air strategy for the UK, based on the need to replace Typhoon in the 2030s. An...

Ukraine’s Security and Its Importance to the UK

08 October 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

“Our commitment to Ukraine remains unwavering”, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told his hosts during his recent visit to Kyiv. And there is no doubt that Britain’s commitment to Ukrainehas been...

RUSI Modern Deterrence Conference 2018: Securing Societies

06 November 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The conference will launch RUSI’s Modern Deterrence programme, which will run over the next four years with the aim of better defining the concept. In recent months, the notion of Modern Deterrence...

Is Space the New Cyber? UK Dependencies and Vulnerabilities

16 January 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

Conversations about space across the UK government are dominated by the military and industry.  Despite broad agreement across other government departments on the importance of space, there seems to...

Missile Defence Conference 2019: Beyond Ballistic Missiles? Missile Defence in an Era of Great Power Competition

13 February 2019, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The purpose of the conference will be to explore the ways in which missile defence programmes will have to adapt in an era where rogue states are not the bete noire of the international order. In...

Through Times of Trouble - Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine Explained from Within

12 February 2018, 17:00

The book focuses on the participants' own voices and personalities, drawing extensively on first-hand research and interviews. It follows the stages of assembling different conflict ingredients together, and the rebellion's zigzagging fortunes after...

UK PONI: How to tackle Cyber Security Challenges in the Nuclear Industry

07 February 2018, 17:30

The UK's National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) 2016 - 2021 highlighted the potential risks that advanced state cyber programmes could pose to the UK's critical national infrastructure, and the decreasing rarity of the use of offensive cyber tools...

Days of the Fall: A Reporter's Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars

07 February 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Over the past five years, Dr Jonathan Spyer has spent time in Aleppo, Baghdad, Damascus, Mosul, Idlib, Hasaka and other frontline areas. He witnessed some of the most dramatic events of the conflict – the rescue of the trapped Yezidis from the...

Urban Warfare: Past, Present, Future

02 February 2018, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

For Conference Presentations, please click here. The exceptional speaker panel, mixing historians, analysts and practitioners demonstrated those continuities in the challenges posed by such battles, and how both global trends and the changing...

Warfare in the Information Age

31 January 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Following on from the 2017 Warfare in the Information Age (WITIA) Conference, the objective of this event is to assess the extent to which the ideas and concepts underpinning WITIA are being reflected in developments in both UK and other nation's...

A Discussion with David Green CB QC

30 January 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

After six years at the helm of the SFO, David Green will be stepping down in 2018. His time as Director has seen the repositioning of the SFO as an effective and credible investigator and prosecutor of top level fraud and commercial bribery....

The Dawn of Eurasia

29 January 2018, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

While China and Russia have been quicker to recognize the increasing strategic significance of Eurasia, even Europeans are realizing that their political project is intimately linked to the rest of the supercontinent - and as Maçães argues, they...

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

Lieutenant General Sir Herbert Lawrence, Chief of Staff of the British Army in 1918, remains one of the forgotten figures of the First World War. In his lecture, Paul Harris will argue that Lawrence made a major contribution to Allied victory. He...

China’s Eurasian Pivot

25 January 2018, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

To launch RUSI’s recent Whitehall Paper China’s Eurasian Pivot, The Rt Hon Mark Field MP, Minister for Asia at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will give an introductory speech and subsequently join a conversation with Raffaello Pantucci and...

Niteworks White Paper - Defence Innovation

Designing an Innovation System for UK Defence

23 January 2018, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

This event will enable discussion between the Ministry of Defence and industry on innovation across the UK Defence Enterprise. The catalyst and context for the White Paper is the widespread view within Defence that innovation is essential to...

Dynamic Security Threats and the British Army

22 January 2018, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Speech As delivered, Monday 22 January 2018  Malcolm, thank you for those kind words of introduction and good evening everybody, it’s good to be with you and it’s particularly good to see so many friendly faces in the audience. In Parliament...

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

17 January 2018, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

While sanctions have become a preferred tool used by Western policymakers to respond to international security threats, their effectiveness is often challenged. To achieve foreign policy aims, sanctions must consider the role of business and...

Mohammad al-Attiyyah - Qatar Foreign Minister

A Conversation with Qatar Defence Minister HE Dr Khalid Bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah

17 January 2018, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

With the recent sale of 24 Typhoon jets to Qatar and the establishment of a new squadron for joint UK-Qatar air force training, Dr Al-Attiyah offered his thoughts on defence engagements between the two countries. The conversation was chaired by Lt...

A World in Turmoil: What to Worry About in 2018

16 January 2018, 12:00
RUSI Whitehall

The author of the recent book Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace, Dr. Stares will analyse the top sources of instability, including a military conflict involving North Korea, growing tensions with Iran...

A group of Rohingya protesters at the G20 in Brisbane

Atrocity Prevention and UK Policy

15 December 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The recent parliamentary debate on the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya population highlighted the political will within all parties for the UK to play a role in bringing an end to the violence, but also drew attention to the absence of a national...

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