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March 25-28, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Peter Singer

Peter Singer
Strategist, New America


Peter Warren Singer is strategist at New America and an editor at Popular Science magazine. 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, as an official “mad scientist” for the US Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, and by Onalytica social media data analysis as one of the 10 most influential voices in the world on cybersecurity and the 25th most influential in the field of robotics. 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, 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 coinventor of the internet to the writer of HBO’s Game of Thrones. His latest book is LikeWar, which explores how social media has changed war and politics and how war and politics has changed social media. It was named an Amazon book of the month and a New York Times “new and notable” selection. In its review, Booklist argued that “LikeWar should be required reading for everyone living in a democracy and all who aspire to.” Peter’s past work includes 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.


10:10am10:25am Thursday, March 28, 2019
Location: Ballroom
Secondary topics:  Security and Privacy
Peter Singer (New America)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 20 ratings)
Terrorists live-stream their attacks, “Twitter wars” sell music albums and produce real-world casualties, and viral misinformation alters not just the result of battles but the very fate of nations. The result is that war, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battle space that plays out on our smartphones. P. W. Singer explains. Read more.