P.W. Singer, Expert on 21st Century Warfare, to Speak at Canisius College

BUFFALO, NY – P.W. Singer, PhD, senior fellow and director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution, will speak at Canisius College on Wednesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge of the Richard E. Winter ’42Student Center. Singer’s lecture, entitled “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know,” is free and open to the public. The event is presented by The William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series.

     Singer is considered one the world’s leading experts on changes in 21st century warfare. He was named by President Obama to the U.S. Military’s Transformation Advisory Group. Singer is the youngest scholar named senior fellow in the Brookings’ 95-year history. CNN named him to its “New Guard” List of the Next Generation of Newsmakers, he was included in the Turner Broadcasting series “26 People to Save the World,” as well as Defense News' Top 100 Global Thinkers List, of the people whose ideas most influenced the world that year. Prior to his current post, Singer was the founding director of the Project on U.S. Policy Towards the Islamic World in the Saban Center at Brookings.

     Singer is the author of four books, including Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry (Cornell University Press); Children at War (Pantheon) and Wired for War (Pantheon). His most recent book, Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2014), answers the key questions we all face in the cyber age.  

     Singer served as coordinator of the Obama-08 campaign’s defense policy task force and is a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine. He also worked as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense and FBI, and has served as an adviser for many television programs, including The West Wing, 24, Curiosity and Strikeback; and the video game series Call of Duty, the best-selling entertainment project in history. Singer has been recognized at the Tribeca Film Festival and the L.A. Film Festival, among others.

     Singer serves as a columnist for Armed Forces Journal and has written for media outlets that range from Newsweek to Weltpolitik.   He has been quoted in or provided commentary to nearly every major U.S. media outlet including ABC (“Nightline”), Al Jazeera, BBC, CBS (60 Minutes), CNN, FOX, NPR, and NBC (The “Today Show”).

     Singer holds a PhD in government from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree from the Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

     For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at 716-888-2790 or visit canisius.edu/fitzpatrick.

     Canisius College is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation and the premier private university in Western New York.