Dr. Peter Warren Singer's lecture will be streamed live here on Thursday, December 16th, 2010.
UPDATE: Due to weather in the Arlington, VA, area, this lecture has been canceled. We’ll post more details about possible rescheduling when they are available.
On Thursday, December 16th, Dr. Peter Warren Singer will present the Office of Naval Research‘s Distinguished Lecture, “Wired for War: The Science Fiction/Science Reality of Robots, War, and Politics in the 21st Century.” The talk will be streamed live right here on the Armed with Science blog from 1:30 – 3pm eastern.
If you’re in the Arlington, VA, area, you can attend the talk in person by registering at https://secure.onr.navy.mil/events.
Peter Warren Singer is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution. He is the youngest scholar named Senior Fellow in Brookings’s 90-year history. In 2005, CNN named him to their “New Guard” List of the Next Generation of Newsmakers. Singer has also been recognized by the Financial Times as “Guru of the Week” for the thinker who most influenced the world that week and by Slate Magazine for “Quote of the Day.”
In his personal capacity, Singer served as coordinator of the Obama-08 campaign’s defense policy task force. In 2009, Singer was named by Foreign Policy Magazine to the Top 100 Global Thinkers List, of the people whose ideas most influenced the world that year.
Dr. Singer is considered one of the world’s leading experts on changes in 21st century warfare. He was named by the President to Joint Forces Command’s Transformation Advisory Group. He has written for the full range of major media and journals, including the Boston Globe, L.A. Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Current History, Survival, International Security, Parameters, Weltpolitik, and the World Policy Journal. He has been quoted in every major U.S. newspaper and news magazine and delivered talks at venues ranging from the U.S. Congress to over 40 universities around the world. He has provided commentary on military affairs for nearly every major TV and radio outlet, including ABC-Nightline, Al Jazeera, BBC, CBS-60 Minutes, CNN, FOX, NPR, and the NBC Today Show. He is also a founder and organizer of the U.S.-Islamic World Forum, a global conference that brings together leaders from across the US and the Muslim world