Cybersecurity expert joins ASU as professor of practice


April 19, 2019

Peter W. Singer, a new professor of practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies, was in Tempe this semester to begin filming for a course within Arizona State University’s global security online master’s degree program.

Singer is also a faculty member with the Center on the Future of War, a strategist and senior fellow at New America, the author of multiple award-winning books and one of the world's leading experts on 21st-century security issues. Peter Singer professor of practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University Peter W. Singer. Download Full Image

Singer shared that he was drawn to the MA in global security due to the dynamic topics and people within the program.

“(This degree) is trying to approach core, important issues in a new way,” said Singer. “I very much appreciated that.”

The MA in global security — which will celebrate its third graduating class this May — is an interdisciplinary, 30-credit online program that trains students to critically engage in issues of global conflict and international security.

The program includes educational material from some of the country’s leading experts and thought leaders on national and international security.

“Peter Singer brings extraordinary insight and expertise on the changing character of war and conflict to the online MA in global security and will be a key contributor to our efforts to link ASU with major thought leaders impacting security policy and practice,” said Daniel Rothenberg, professor of practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies, co-director of the Center on the Future of War, and a senior fellow at New America.

Singer has published a number of books including "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 "Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War." His most recent book is "LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media."

He has also worked as a consultant for the U.S. military, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the FBI, as well as advised a wide-range of technology and entertainment programs, including for Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, Universal, HBO and the video game series Call of Duty.

For his next project, Singer is looking to turn his sights to artificial intelligence and the implications it has on politics, war and society at large.

Learn more about Singer’s background and why he came to ASU:

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