Peter Singer

Peter Warren Singer, formerly a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution, is now a Strategist at the New American Foundation. He served as coordinator of the Obama ‘08 campaign’s defense policy task force and is a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine. He has consulted for the U.S. military, Defense Intelligence Agency and FBI. He is a member of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy. He has also advised a wide range of entertainment programs for Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Universal, HBO, including the TV series The West Wing, 24, Curiosity and Strikeback, and the video game series Call of Duty, the best-selling entertainment project in history. Mr. Singer has received awards/support from the Tribeca Film Institute, Sloan Filmmakers Fund, Film Independent and FAST Track at the L.A. Film Festival.

Mr. Singer is considered one of the world's leading experts on changes in 21st century warfare, including cybersecurity. He was named by the President to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Transformation Advisory Group. He is a columnist for Armed Forces Journal and has written for media outlets that range from Newsweek to Weltpolitik. He has also written several books on current military issues, including Corporate Warrios: The Rise of Privatized Military Industry, Children at War, Wired for War and Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know.   

Prior to his current position, Mr. Singer was the founding director of the Project on U.S. Policy Towards the Islamic World at the Saban Center at Brookings, where was a founding organizer of the U.S.-Islamic World Forum, a global leaders conference. He has worked for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard, the Balkans Task Force in the U.S. Department of Defense and the International Peace Academy. Mr. Singer received his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University and a B.A. from the Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.