Peter’s journey has taken him from the war zone of Beirut to the war rooms of two presidential campaigns. An American born in Lebanon, he was displaced from his home and survived years of military conflict. He moved to New York to study philosophy at NYU and has gone on to become an outspoken political activist, described by the New York Times as “one of the most prominent political bloggers in the nation.” The Washington Post said his digital advocacy helped innovate "a whole new way of campaigning." He has appeared on CNN and MSNBC, advised presidential and congressional candidates, and is the author of Digital Civil War: Confronting the Far-Right Menace.
Before entering the political arena, Peter was a sought-after keyboardist and remixer, appearing on recordings by Bjork, Miles Davis, Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, and Mariah Carey, among other popular artists. A pioneering member of New York's 90s house music community, he collaborated with top DJs and producers, including Frankie Knuckles, Danny Tenaglia, David Morales, and Masters at Work. He co-wrote and produced three #1 Billboard Club singles and was signed to Columbia/Sony and MCA/Universal. In December of 2020, he composed and recorded Requiem Americana, an album of solo piano elegies.