RUSI has announced the launch of its NextGen initiative, a network for young professionals in any sector with an interest in global affairs.
The NextGen initiative is a new, free to join, network where young professionals can come together, understand, and engage in global issues, build a network, and support one another through the early stages of their careers. NextGen will offer events, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities to interested professionals from the UK and beyond in the early stages of their careers.
NextGen will launch on 14 October with an expert panel introducing and discussing Open-Source Intelligence. Open-source intelligence has been at the core of numerous investigations uncovering human rights abuses, sanction violations, disinformation networks, and much more. Hosted and supported by Deloitte, the event will explore how the rapid increase in the public availability of data is transforming the way intelligence is compiled and analysed.
Dr Karin von Hippel, RUSI’s Director General said:
We are excited to be launching the RUSI NextGen initiative. The aim is to place young professionals at the heart of discussions around security, defence and global affairs, and provide a welcoming environment for professional and personal development.
Dr Karin von Hippel
Dr Paddy Walker, a RUSI Associate Fellow and supporter of the initiative added:
The NextGen cohort will be invaluable in providing RUSI with a new perspective on defence and geopolitical questions, the impact of which will fall most acutely on future generations.
Dr Paddy Walker
RUSI’s mission is to help build a safer UK and a more secure, equitable and stable world. The NextGen initiative will do just that, creating, informing and developing a vibrant community that looks towards the future, paving the way for the next generation of leaders and thinkers as they build their careers.
- The RUSI NextGen community is where young professionals can come together, understand and engage in global issues, build a network and support one another through the early stages of their careers.
- The RUSI NextGen community is open to all and free to join. Our events, knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities are aimed at a large and diverse community from the UK and beyond.
- RUSI NextGen differs from other professional networks by catering to everyone with an interest in global affairs, no matter their background.
- Our NextGen offer builds on RUSI’s work as a world-leading think tank and supports the charitable, not-for-profit objectives of the organisation.