THP's 2009 Fall Event to Feature Peter Singer

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We are delighted to announce that The Hunger Project's 2009 Fall Event will feature renowned author and philosopher, Peter Singer.

With Prof. Singer's most recent book, The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty, he hopes to change our worldwide culture of giving. He calls on readers who can afford to contribute to give a modest proportion of their income to effective organizations fighting extreme poverty.

Prof. Singer's leadership and voice on the issues that matter most to humanity are an inspiration to millions.

Learn more about THP's 2009 Fall Event.

More about Peter Singer

Peter Singer has been Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University since 1999. From 2005 on, he has also held the part-time position of Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.

Prof. Singer was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946, and educated at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. He has taught at the University of Oxford, La Trobe University and Monash University, and has held several other visiting appointments.

Prof. Singer first became well-known internationally after the publication of Animal Liberation in 1975. Since then he has written many other books, including Practical Ethics; The Expanding Circle; How Are We to Live?, The Way We Eat (with Jim Mason) and most recently, The Life You Can Save (learn more about this book). His works have appeared in more than 20 languages.