The world-renowned philosopher Professor Peter Singer has been described by The New Yorker as, the planet’s “most influential living philosopher, by The Financial Times as “one of the most consequential thinkers of our time” and selected by Time magazine as one “The 100 Most Influential People in the World. He specializes in applied ethics and approaches ethical issues from a secular, utilitarian perspective, focused on minimizing suffering and maximizing well-being. Peter Singer first became well-known internationally after the publication of Animal Liberation (1975). His other books include: Democracy and Disobedience (1973); Practical Ethics (1979, 3rd. ed. 2011); The Expanding Circle (1981, new ed 2011); How Are We to Live? (1995); Rethinking Life and Death (1996); One World (2002; revised edition One World Now, 2016); Pushing Time Away (2003); The Life You Can Save (2009); The Most Good You Can Do (2015); and Ethics in the Real World (2016.) Singer holds his appointment at Princeton jointly with his appointment as Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. Singer was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2012. He is the founder and board chair of The Life You Can Save, a nonprofit that fights extreme poverty. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Oxford.