Cyberwar & Robotics in Conflict

Cyberwar & Robotics in Conflict

Peter Singer, Senior Fellow and Director of the Brookings Center for 21st Century Security & Intelligence

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM



Peter Singer will outline the implications of robotics, drones and other new technologies for war, politics, ethics and law in the 21st century and discuss his new book, Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know


Peter Singer is senior fellow and director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution. He is the youngest scholar named senior fellow in Brookings's 95-year history and is considered one of the world's leading experts on changes in 21st century warfare. Singer 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.

Singer is the author of Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know, which is structured around answering the key questions we all face in the cyber age (how it all works, why it all matters and what we can do), and also Wired for War, which made The New York Times non-fiction bestseller list in its first week of release and was named a non-fiction Book of the Year by The Financial Times.

Prior to his current position, Singer was the founding director of the Project on U.S. Policy Towards the Islamic World in the Saban Center at Brookings, where he was a founding organizer of the U.S.-Islamic World Forum, a global leaders conference. He has also 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. 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.


Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations