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Peter W. Singer

Peter Warren Singer is strategist and senior fellow at the New America Foundation, founder of NeoLuddite, a technology advisory firm, the author of multiple award-winning books, and a contributing editor at Popular Science. He has been named by the Smithsonian Institution-National Portrait Gallery as one of the 100 “leading innovators in the nation,” by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, and by Foreign Policy to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List of the people whose ideas most influenced the world that year. Dr. Singer is considered one of the world’s leading experts on changes in 21st century warfare. He has consulted for the U.S. Military, Defense Intelligence Agency and FBI, as well as advised on a range of entertainment programs, including those for Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Universal, HBO, Discovery, History Channel, and the video game series Call of Duty, the best-selling entertainment project in history. He has provided commentary on security issues for nearly every major TV and radio outlet, including ABC, Al Jazeera, BBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NPR and NBC’s TODAY Show. In addition to his work on conflict issues, Singer is a member of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Singer was the founding director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution. Prior to that, he was the founding director of the Project on U.S. Policy Towards the Islamic World, where he was the organizer of the U.S.-Islamic World Forum, a global leaders’ conference. He has also worked for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. Singer received his Ph.D. in government from Harvard and a BA from the Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton.