Peter Warren Singer is Senior Fellow and 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. Prior to his current position, Dr. Singer worked for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, 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 BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
An expert in 21st century warfare, P.W. Singer discussed military robots and robotic systems, and the ramifications of their usage. First hour guest, Dr. Marc Siegel spoke about deadly bacterial infections, such as a recent case where a Brazilian model had to have her hands and feet amputated.