Rebalancing Expertise in Defence and Security

Rebalancing Expertise in Defence and Security (REDS) is a RUSI initiative aimed at promoting a diversity of voices in the fields of security and defence, with a particular focus on those who identify as female.




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There is an increasing awareness of insufficient diversity in the voices contributing to important conversations and policy debates in our field. Despite this, female researchers and practitioners, as well as those from minority communities, too often remain overlooked and the same voices continue to dominate discussion across many areas of defence and security. REDS seeks to be part of the solution to this challenge.

REDS is part of RUSI’s commitments under the Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy (GCNP) initiative. RUSI's Director-General Dr Karin von Hippel is a GCNP Gender Champion.

To learn more about REDS or if you have any questions on the initiative, please email REDS@rusi.org.

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REDS Events


Access the events hosted as part of this series.

Diversity and Inclusion Policies in Practice: Reflections from the UK National Security Community

Rethinking UK Security Policy – Inaugural Event for Rebalancing Expertise in Defence and Security

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By hosting a number of events and content produced throughout the year, REDS aims to improve the balance of researchers and practitioners from a diversity of backgrounds, with a particular focus on those who identify as female, through offering a dedicated platform to informed and expert voices on a variety of topics within the field.