On October 4, a group of IWP’s top supporters gathered to hear Dr. Peter Warren Singer — a Strategist and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, author of multiple award-winning books, and contributing editor at Popular Science — give a keynote speech for The Institute of World Politics’s 2017 Chancellor’s Council Dinner. Dr. Singer has received multiple honors and has been included on lists such as Smithsonian’s 100 leading innovators, Defense News’s 100 most influential people in defense issues, and Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers.
During Dr. Singer’s keynote speech, he discussed the impacts of developing technology on political interaction — encompassing everything from robots to the proliferation of data. He provided a forward-looking perspective of technological advancements and the future of world politics.
Amb. Aldona Wos, M.D., former U.S. Ambassador to Estonia and current IWP trustee, served as the Master of Ceremonies at the dinner. Captain Christopher D. Glass, Sr., USN-Retired, a Senior Vice President at IWP, gave the invocation.
The Chancellor’s Council Dinner, which took place at the historic Willard InterContinental, was a part of an annual two-day Chancellor’s Council Meeting that honored IWP supporters. Before the dinner, guests attended lectures and panels given by IWP faculty, alumni, and students on topics ranging from the U.S. response to Iran, to current issues in intelligence, to the threat from North Korea.
The Institute of World Politics extends its gratitude to those who have supported the school’s mission by joining the Chancellor’s Council, and to Dr. Singer for his insightful, impactful speech.