Peter Warren Singer, PhD, has been described in the Wall Street Journal as “the premier futurist in the national- security environment,” 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. He has spoken at over 300 venues that include the Australian Parliament, Bilderberg, CIA, Congress, Bilderberg, HMS Queen Elizabeth, JSOC, Microsoft CEO Summit, RSA, SXSW, TED, and Royal Court of the UAE.
No writer, living or dead, has more books than Singer on the professional military readings lists. His award-winning, best-selling non-fiction 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 most recently LikeWar, which explores how social media has changed war and politics. It was named an Amazon and Foreign Affairs book of the year and reviewed by Booklist as “LikeWar should be required reading for everyone living in a democracy and all who aspire to.” With August Cole, he is also the co-author of a new type of novel, using the format of a technothriller to communicate nonfiction research. Singer is also Strategist at New America, a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University and also an official “Mad Scientist” for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.