An American born in Lebanon, Peter’s journey has taken him from the war zone of Beirut to the war rooms of two U.S. presidential campaigns. He began his political career as a grassroots activist during the Bush presidency and has worked for more than two decades to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.
An early proponent of digital communications and mobilization, Peter has appeared regularly in the media as a political analyst and has advised major political figures, including Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. He and his wife Leela currently provide strategic guidance to progressive congressional candidates and campaigns.
Peter has written extensively about policy and politics across mutliple platforms, amassing more than a quarter million social media followers. The New York Times described him as “one of the most prominent political bloggers in the nation.” He is the author of Digital Civil War: Confronting the Far-Right Menace.
In the 90s, Peter was a sought-after remix keyboardist, working with DJs Danny Tenaglia, David Morales, and Frankie Knuckles on tracks by Bjork, Miles Davis, Diana Ross, and Mariah Carey, among other popular artists. He produced three #1 Billboard Club singles and was signed to Columbia/Sony and Universal. In 2020, he released Devotion Work, an album of solo piano meditations.