Strategist and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, Founder of NeoLuddite & Bestselling Author
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. Read More >
Singer is a bestselling author and consultant for groups that range from the US military to Hollywood, whose book Ghost Fleet broke new ground in creating the genre of what has been called "useful fiction." Read More >
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. Read Less ^
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. Read More >
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? Read Less ^
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. Read More >
A bestselling author described by the Wall Street Journal as "one of Washington’s pre-eminent 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. Read Less ^
"Over the past several years, Dr. Singer has become a frequent and welcome guest here in our senior professional military education community. His unique insights bring great value to the thinking of our future senior leaders in the national security establishment, in what is invariably a highly rewarding learning experience."
"Singer really showed us that we were only scratching the surface of what we should be thinking about in the future. After listening to him, we have never been able to look at the world the same way again."
"Simply outstanding...one of our best sessions in recent memory. Both right and left seemed more than satisfied (could be a first!)."
"Given the midshipmen’s dense schedules and technological bent, required weekday lectures on ethics are sometimes a tough sell—but the response has been unprecedented! “Best lecture ever” has been the consistent feedback from students faculty, and staff alike."
"Your thoughts on changes in 21st century warfare and shifts in power bases were thought provoking and a key aspect in a very successful Summit! You helped facilitate important discussions that lasted throughout the week."
"Outstanding feedback across the board: students, staff, faculty. Heard "best lecture ever" several times today from my students. Great job!"
"The group really enjoyed your talk and wished they could have spent more time with you (always a good sign for the program planner!). They were truly honored that an individual of your stature would share leadership insights with them. The real world experiences you shared reinforced the learning objectives of the course. Your presentation was a highlight of the course and I hope you might continue to speak at our programs."
"You were one of their favorite speakers by far—they were very interested in the information you presented, which was all new to them and got them energized for everything they would learn at the program. I couldn’t have asked for a better first speaker."
"Thank you for giving our group the best presentation we have ever had on a very timely topic."