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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.

Nation to Nation: Scotland’s Place in the World

11 August 2021, 16:00

Throughout history, Scotland has been an actor in European and global affairs, both as part of the UK and as an independent country. As a result, it has developed a significant foreign policy footprint, despite not having a foreign ministry. Today,...

Barbarossa: How Hitler Lost the War

28 July 2021, 16:00

Operation Barbarossa, Hitler’s invasion of Russia in June 1941, aimed at nothing less than a war of extermination to annihilate Soviet communism, liquidate the Jews and create the so-called Lebensraum for the German ‘master race’. Leading to the...

The FATF Standards and Unintended Consequences – Part 3: Looking to the Future

22 July 2021, 14:30

How far has the standard setter come and where is it heading? As the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) considers ways to mitigate the unintended consequences of its financial crime standards, this three-part webinar series will assess the FATF’s...

190th RUSI Annual General Meeting

15 July 2021, 15:00

Register to attend in person Register to attend online Please note, there will be limited places available for in-person attendance to ensure compliance with the UK Government’s Covid- 19 guidelines on social distancing. We will notify members in...

The FATF Standards and Unintended Consequences – Part 2: Evaluating the Present

15 July 2021, 14:30

How far has the standard setter come and where is it heading? As the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) considers ways to mitigate the unintended consequences of its financial crime standards, this three-part webinar series will assess the FATF’s...

Western Jihadism: A Thirty Year History

14 July 2021, 16:00

In forensic and compelling detail, Professor Jytte Klausen shows how Islamist terrorism in Europe and North America has been driven, not by local grievances of Western Muslims, but by the strategic priorities of the international Salafi-jihadist...

The Future of Energy Security and National Resilience

12 July 2021, 16:00

In this wide-ranging discussion, panellists will reflect on some of the key issues that will need to be addressed as part of the wider energy debate, including:  How we can guarantee the resilience and security of supply; The need to avoid...

The FATF Standards and Unintended Consequences – Part 1: Assessing the Past

08 July 2021, 14:30

As the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) considers ways to mitigate the unintended consequences of its financial crime standards, this three-part webinar series will assess the FATF’s work on this issue to-date, identify current challenges and a...

Disrupting the Ransomware Ecosystem

06 July 2021, 14:00

Ransomware attacks hold businesses and public services hostage and yield millions for the criminal groups behind them, as outlined in a recent RUSI report. With high rewards and relatively low costs, ransomware groups continue to operate with...

Prisons and Terrorism

30 June 2021, 16:00

Erupting in 1969, the Northern Ireland “troubles” continued with terrible intensity until 1998. The most enduring civil conflict in Western Europe since the Second World War cost almost 4,000 lives, inflicted a vast toll of injuries and wrought much...

Assessing the Impact of the Financial Action Task Force on Financial Inclusion

30 June 2021, 15:00

Today, roughly 1.7 billion people around the world have no access to a bank or mobile money account; they must rely on cash and unsecure informal financial channels which undermine the integrity of their countries’ economies. Amongst the many...

Trusting Machines? Cross-sector Lessons from Healthcare and Security

30 June 2021, 14:15

Over three days of debate, we will bring together academic experts, policy leaders, industry professionals and the public to discuss a future where autonomous machines integrate into two of our most vital sectors. Sometimes ideas are sparked not by...

Cyber Diplomacy and Emerging Technology

29 June 2021, 12:00

Governments are seeking to balance the resilience and security of their communications and technology infrastructure, as well as reaping the benefits of investment in emerging technology. While the advantages of new technology are clear, they do ...

The Bomb Beyond Borders: How Do Democratic States and Their Citizens Think About Nuclear Use?

28 June 2021, 16:00

In recent decades, scholars and policymakers have advanced the view that the non-use of nuclear weapons since the Second World War can largely be attributed to the emergence of a powerful international norm – the so-called ‘nuclear taboo’. The non-...

Sharpening the Dagger: Optimising Special Forces for Future Conflict

28 June 2021, 15:00

Militaries have found a persistent need to establish units that are detached from the conventional force structure to address discrete challenges. Detached units provide policymakers and senior commanders with the ability to directly oversee...

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