Air Chief Marshal Paul Dike: Nigeria's Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

Air Chief Marshal Dike discusses Nigeria's quest for enduring security in Africa, addressing the framework for Nigeria's contribution to peace and security and her role in the regional security architecture.

Air Chief Marshal Paul Dike is currently Chief of Defence Staff of the Nigeria Armed Forces. He is also Chairman of the Committee of ECOWAS Chiefs of Defence Staff. His previous posts have included Chief of Air Staff (Nigeria Air Force); Commander of the Presidential Air Fleet; and Commander of the ECOMOG Air Detachment in Freetown, Sierra Leone. His awards include the National Honour Award; Forces Service Star and Distinguished Service Star.

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Direct download: 26.03.10_-_Nigeria_Chief_of_Defence_Staff.mp3
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The Duke of Gloucester Lecture Series: Flood Risk and the Built Environment. Flood Risk Management: Future Directions

A lecture by Robert Runcie, Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management, the Environment Agency, in the presence of HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GVCO.

In the presence of HRH The Duke of Gloucester, RUSI will launch a series of public lectures exploring flood risk and the built environment. The inaugural lecture was given by Robert Runcie, Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management at the Environment Agency.

The lecture discussed the medium and long-term strategy for managing flood risk and enhancing flood resilience in the United Kingdom and will address the implementation of the recommendations made by The Pitt Review. This formal presentation was followed by a panel discussion in which members of the Inter Institutional Flood Risk Management Group posed questions to Mr Runcie, following which the discussion will be opened up to the wider audience.

Direct download: 15.03.10_DGLS.mp3
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The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies and The Art Fund, Britain’s leading art charity, held a reception and debate on the topic of “Commemorating our Armed Forces: Remembrance in a Modern Society”.

Set against the backdrop of the Wootton Bassett phenomenon, a high-profile panel of speakers will came together to discuss our country’s historical approach to remembrance, and whether there is more we could be doing to honour those British servicemen and women who have died in armed conflicts.

Chaired by Channel 4 television presenter, Jon Snow, the debate heard contributions from:

  • Former UK Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Richard Dannatt GCB CBE MC
  • Director General of the Imperial War Museum, Diane Lees
  • Director-General of the Royal British Legion, Chris Simpkin
  • Artist and Professor of Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, David Cotterrell
Direct download: 10.03.10_RUSI_Art_Fund.MP3
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William Hague at RUSI 10 Mar 2009

An address by The Rt Hon William Hague MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Senior Member of the Shadow Cabinet.

As the date of the General Election approaches and the electoral campaign is about to begin, Mr Hague addressed members of the Institute on his party’s foreign policy priorities.

Direct download: williamHague_RUSI_090310.MP3
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Bill Rammell MPA lecture by Bill Rammell MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, UK.

Defence is acting to reflect the values of modern society in the way it does business. In his lecture, Bill Rammell addressed the issue of how the UK's Armed Forces can adapt to changes in society and meet the needs of service personnel and their families while maintaining ethos, spirit and effectiveness.

Direct download: BillRammell_RUSI_08.03.10
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