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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.

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

20 October 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

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...

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...

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 Briefing Paper Launch: Ready for Peace? The Afghan Taliban After a Decade of War

30 January 2017, 17:30
RUSI Whitehall

Fifteen years on since operations began against the Taliban, the movement last year still made significant gains on the battlefield. Based on one-to-one interviews with key Taliban figures, the authors will outline the state of the current...

Ambrosia and Ulcers: Douglas Haig and the British Army’s Logistical Development during the Great War

27 January 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Great War was the world’s first ‘industrialised war’ or as JFC Fuller characterised it, ‘a war between two great supply systems - a war between the Midlands and the Ruhr’. If the national task was production, the task of the British...

Developments in China's External Policies under Xi Jinping

23 January 2017, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

In actively pursuing China's national interests Xi Jinping has advocated establishing a 'New Model of Major Country Relations' with the United States and proposed the 'One Belt, One Road' initiative for linking the East Asian economies and the...

Second Workshop of the AHRC Network Grant Series on: Art, Crime and Criminals: Painting Fresh Pictures of Art Theft, Fraud and Plunder

16 January 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Practitioners will be invited from a various variety of backgrounds such as from the police, customs, museums, galleries, auction houses, dealerships, insurance companies, art authenticators, forensic scientists, private security companies etc....

Whitehall Paper Launch: Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa: Myths and Realities

12 January 2017, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

ACCESS THIS PUBLICATION Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking and Security in Africa: Myths and Realities is a new RUSI Whitehall Paper that scrutinises common narratives on poaching and wildlife trafficking as threats to security. A joint publication by...

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture 2016

14 December 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues.  In his annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach gave his assessment of the challenges ahead...

Have I Got Nukes for You: The 2016 UK PONI Christmas Quiz

13 December 2016, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

Put on your thinking caps and your best Christmas jumpers, and join fellow UK PONI members for a night of fun and friendly competition. Prizes will be awarded for the top teams and the best team name (think ‘Missiletoe’ and ‘Acid Reindeer’). Pizza,...

The Geostrategic Aspects of Jihadist Radicalisation in the Western Balkans

12 December 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

From the time of the Bosnian war when as many as 900 members of the Mujahideen travelled to the region to fight, the Balkans have been regarded by Al-Qaeda and now Daesh as a breeding ground for Jihadist ideology and recruitment. A recent study...

The Suez Crisis, 1956: A Throwback to the Past or a Pointer to the Future?

09 December 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In 1956, President Nasser of Egypt nationalised the Suez Canal Company. In response, Britain, together with France and Israel, attacked Egypt. The Suez War was the only major military engagement in the 20th century which was opposed by the official...

The Caliphate Beyond 2016: The View from Southeast Asia

09 December 2016, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

As the fight against Daesh continues to rage in the Middle East there is a growing focus in countries outside the region on Daesh’s broader global ambitions. The threat to the West from returning Jihadi fighters is well publicised but statements...

Understanding the Syrian Conflict

06 December 2016, 19:00
RUSI Whitehall

The evening will feature a short introduction to the Syrian conflict followed by a panel of experts from RUSI and Chatham House.Speaker Biographies:Michael Stephens is a Research Fellow for Middle East Studies and Head of RUSI Qatar. His recent...

Real Estate and Money Laundering: What are the Key Challenges and How is the Sector Tackling Them?

06 December 2016, 8:00
RUSI Whitehall

The Home Affairs select committee recently described supervision of the UK’s property market as “totally inadequate” which has “laid out a welcome mat for launderers and organised criminals,” estimating that £100bn is laundered through the UK each...

Regional and International Security Perspectives on Pakistan

05 December 2016, 10:00
RUSI Whitehall

Having commanded some key strategic positions in the Pakistan Army alongside the Indian and Afghan borders his career culminated as Director General Strategic Intelligence and Analysis wing of the ISI. General Pataudi is in a unique position to talk...

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UNDER 35-Forum: From Punch-line to President: Donald Trump and the Future of US Foreign and Security Policy

28 November 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

On Tuesday, 8 November 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. Mr. Trump’s presidency is widely anticipated to usher in a new orientation for US foreign and security policy. Despite a long and bitter campaign, however, little...

How China is Taking the Silk Road to Financial Dominance

28 November 2016, 15:30

From building infrastructure, opening new markets, encouraging Chinese companies to go out, helping the Reminbi internationalise, to forcing China to reconsider its sacred ‘non-interference’ policy, the BRI is changing China and its near-...

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