The past decades have seen an increase in representation and  new of voices in the defence and security sectors. To celebrate that fact, and International Women’s Day, RUSI NextGen and Women in International Security UK (WIIS UK), welcome you to 61 Whitehall, RUSI’s historic home, for an opportunity to connect with, speak to, and learn from women in all career stages in the defence and security sector.

Speakers will include:

  • Juliana Suess, Research Analyst and Policy Lead, Space Security, Military Sciences, RUSI 
  • Pia Hüsch, Research Analyst for Cyber, Technology and National Security, Cyber, RUSI 
  • Arzu Abbasova, Research Analyst, CFCS, RUSI 
  • Isabella Wilkinson, Research Fellow, Digital Society Initiative, Chatham House 
  • Louise Marie Hurel, Research Fellow, Cyber, RUSI  
  • Lauren Young, Research Fellow, Organised Crime and Policing, RUSI  
  • Alana Putze, Senior Manager for Corporate Partnerships, CFCS, RUSI  
  • Darya Dolzikova, Research Fellow, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, RUSI   
  • Maria Nizzero, Research Fellow, CFCS, RUSI  
  • Anna Löfstrand, NextGen Programme Executive, RUSI 
  • Chineme Valerie Ene, Policy Officer West Africa, FCDO 
  • Dr Nikita. S, HMG 
  • Dr Hillary Briffa, Lecturer in National Security Studies, King’ s College London 
  • Dr Lilly P. Mueller, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, King's College London 
  • Eleanor Montague, Senior Foreign Producer, BBC  
  • Leslie Vinjamuri, Director, US and Americas Programme, Chatham House
  • Divyata Ashiya, RUSI Trustee  

This networking event is open to members of the WIIS UK network and the RUSI NextGen initiative. 

Please not that the RUSI NextGen community is aimed at early career and young professionals, aged between 20 and 30

How to attend

This booking form is restricted to members of the RUSI NextGen Community to register to attend this event. If you are a member of WIIS UK, please submit this booking form

If you have an questions about this event please contact Anna Löfstrand on [email protected].

Event location: RUSI, 61 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET