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October 1, 2018 at 6:15 pm

War and Peace | Next War: The Future of Technology, Security and Threats, Oct. 24

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The War and Peace theme presents Peter Warren Singer discussing “Next War: The Future of Technology, Security and Threats” on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Schoonover 145.

Singer is a strategist at New America and an editor at Popular Science magazine. He has 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, as an official “Mad Scientist” for the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, and by Onalytica social media data analysis as one of the ten most influential voices in the world on cybersecurity and 25th most influential in the field of robotics,” according to his website.

Peter Warren Singer, portrait

Peter Warren Singer

Singer’s award winning 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; and Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know and Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War. His past work include serving at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Harvard University, and as the founding director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings.

His upcoming nonfiction book, LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media, comes out in October 2018 and explores how social media has changed war and politics, and war and politics has changed social media.

This event is co-sponsored by the War and Peace theme, the Technology & Society theme, Ohio University, and the Scripps College of Communications.

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