Peter Warren Singer is Strategist at New America and an editor at Popular Science magazine. His past work icludes serving at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Harvard University, and as the founding director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings, where he was the youngest person named senior fellow in its 100 year history. He has been named by the Smithsonian as one of the nation’s 100 leading innovators, by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, by Foreign Policy to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List, and as an official “Mad Scientist” for the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. Peter’s award winning books include “Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry”, “Children at War”, “Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century”; and “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know” and “Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War”, a technothriller crossed with nonfiction research, which has been endorsed by people who range from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to the co-inventor of the Internet to the writer of HBO Game of Thrones. His latest book is “LikeWar,” which explores how social media has changed news, war and politics, and news, war and politics has changed the Internet for the rest of us. It was named an Amazon book of the year, a NY Times “new and notable,” and reviewed by Booklist as “LikeWar should be required reading for everyone living in a democracy.”
NextWar: The Future of Technology and Geopolitics
Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Cyberwar, 3D printing, bio-enhancements, and a new geopolitical
competition; the 21st century is being shaped by a range of exciting, and scary, new trends and
technologies. A bestselling author described by the Wall Street Journal as “one of Washington’s preeminent
futurists,” and a consultant for groups that range from the CIA and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
to Hollywood and the Call of Duty video game series, Singer uses an exciting speaking style to explore for an
audience the key trends emerging today that will shape the world of technology and security tomorrow.
Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know
There is no issue more important and yet less understood today than Cybersecurity. Our entire way of life,
from communication to commerce to conflict, fundamentally depends on the Internet. The cybersecurity
issues that result literally challenge everyone: politicians who wrestle with issues from cybercrime to online
freedom; military generals protecting the nation from new forms of attack, while planning cyberwars,
business executives defending firms from once unimaginable threats, lawyers and ethicists building new
framework for right and wrong. Most of all, cybersecurity challenges us as individuals, parents, and citizens.
The author of a book described by the chairman of Google as “an essential read” and by the head of NATO as “the most approachable and readable book ever written on the cyber world,” Singer takes the audience through the key issues and questions that we all need to better understand: What is happening? What does it mean? And, most importantly, what can we do?
Imagining the Future: Ghost Fleet and Its Real World Lessons
Peter W. Singer’s recent book, Ghost Fleet (ghostfleetbook.com), broke new ground in creating the genre of what has been called “useful fiction.” It blended the style of a techno-thriller with nonfiction style research, leading to a learning experience that is both “a wild book, a real page turner” (the Economist) and “a modern-day successor to tomes such as The Hunt For Red October from the late Tom Clancy” (USA Today), but also packed with lessons of the future of technology, geopolitics, and security. Described by the Wall Street Journal as “one of Washington’s pre-eminent futurists,” Singer has been invited to brief the approach and lessons of the book to groups that range from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to Congress and CEO summits.