Tag Archives: J. David Singer

  • Heritage

    The Scientist of Peace

    On December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, J. David Singer turned 16 in Brooklyn, New York. He was hot to be a Navy fighter pilot, but you had to be 17 to sign up. So one year later, on December 7, 1942, he walked into his U.S. Navy recruiting station. That was how the man who would become perhaps the leading proponent of peace studies in American academe — a “90-percent pacifist” who would battle his superiors at Michigan to make his voice heard — went to war.

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  • Michigan Today

    Can data preserve peace?

    From the time he walked into a U.S. Navy recruiting station at the age of 17 to his work on the Correlates of War Project, J. David Singer was devoted to the intersection of peace studies and war. His prominent work at U-M aimed to accumulate knowledge on military conflict in hopes of ending it.

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