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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.

Annual Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture and RUSI Christmas Party

14 December 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture is held annually at RUSI, covering key topical defence and security issues. This is followed by the...

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

A lecture by Paul Harris, writer and lecturer, commemorating the life of Field Marshal Earl Haig of Bemersyde and the forces he commanded....

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...

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...

OPEN TO ALL: Book Launch - Rebel Law: Insurgents, Courts and Justice in Modern Conflict

04 May 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

This indispensable book explains how courts are now part of the broader battlefield, deployed by both insurgents and state forces in a world convulsed by unconventional warfare.In most societies, courts are where the rubber of government meets the...

OPEN TO ALL: Brussels Panel Debate on the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing

04 May 2017, 14:00

Across the world, new task forces and forums are taking root that bring financial institutions and public authorities into a much closer level of dialogue around money laundering and terrorist financing risks. The emerging evidence indicates that...

POSTPONED: RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Prime Minister Erna Solberg on the Security Policy Challenges Facing Norway and Europe today

03 May 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

In her address, Prime Minister Solberg will reflect on some of the key security policy challenges facing Norway and Europe today.Speaker BiographyHer Excellency Mrs Erna Solberg is the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway. She served as Minister...

The Future of India-Middle East Relations

27 April 2017, 14:00

At this event Kabir Taneja will examine India's relations with the Middle East and explore how New Delhi approaches the Gulf and Iran and how it will manage these relationships as the country continues to be one of the fastest growing developing...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Foresight analysis, horizon scanning and US national security reform

27 April 2017, 9:00
RUSI Whitehall

In a briefing session organised by RUSI and the School of International Futures, Professor Sheila Ronis will discuss the impact that foresight analysis and horizon scanning have had on US government policy, based on her Vision Working Group’s...

BY INVITATION ONLY: Big Data Analytics in Policing

26 April 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

In recent years, the rise of big data analytics has revolutionised the domains of retail, healthcare, insurance, fraud detection and countless more. Similarly, if used effectively, big data has the potential to transform many aspects of policing. In...

OPEN TO ALL: Book Launch - Contemporary Turkey in Conflict

26 April 2017, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall

The book Contemporary Turkey in Conflict focuses on new perspectives on ethnic relations, Islam and neoliberalism that have emerged in Turkey since the rise of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2002. The book explores how issues of...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Ambassador Sarah MacIntosh on NATO’s Contribution to European Security

21 April 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

European security and the stability in the Euro-Atlantic area are at the core of NATO’s business. In her lecture, Ambassador MacIntosh will discuss how NATO is evolving to meet the new threats posed by both state and non-state actors.Speaker...

Film Screening: Letters from Baghdad

20 April 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall

Using stunning, never-seen-before footage of the region, the film chronicles her extraordinary journey into the uncharted Arabian desert and the inner sanctum of British colonial power. She shaped the modern Middle East after World War I in ways...

OPEN TO ALL: Non-State Actors and the Changing Nature of Conflict

20 April 2017, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

This roundtable will follow the Ditchley Foundation's conference in early April 2017, held in partnership with the United Nations University, which brought together policy practitioners, experts, technologists and business leaders to look at the...

Global Britain: How UK Aid Saves Lives and Keeps Us Safe

19 April 2017, 18:15

Welcome and Introduction by: The Rt Hon the Lord Hague of Richmond, RUSI’s Chairman and former UK Foreign Secretary  Keynote Speech by: Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  Response by: Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of...

OPEN TO ALL: Opportunities and Challenges in Iran-West Relations

11 April 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

The signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (known as the JCPOA) in July 2015 was perceived as a potential turning point in bilateral ties between Iran and the West.The agreement led to a partial rapprochement between Iran and the US...

RUSI UNDER-35s FORUM MEMBERS ONLY - Brexit and the European Elections

10 April 2017, 18:30
RUSI Whitehall

On 29 March the UK invoked Article 50 and begun the process of leaving the EU. But as both sides take their seats at the negotiating table what will the political situation around them look like? With shock victories for Donald Trump and Brexit in...

London Roundtable of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) programme

06 April 2017, 10:30
RUSI Whitehall

This roundtable will provide an early opportunity to discuss and ‘stress-test’ both the findings of the Institute of International Finance major survey into the legal environment for information sharing, placing the UK in context of 92 other...

Cyber Security Strategy Roundtable: Cyber and National Power

05 April 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

April’s roundtable will centre around the theme of Cyber and National Power and will address the following questions:How should the state approach cyberspace as a vehicle for national power? What is the role for the private sector in this?Can the UK...

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