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Professor Jeffrey Lewis has a new podcast looking at the unsung heroes preventing global catastrophe.

“Are we all going to die in a nuclear war?”

Jeffrey Lewis remembers asking his father that question as a child in the 1980s, when tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union were high.

The reality is that humanity has had some close calls over the years.

Professor Jeffrey Lewis’s new podcast—The Reason We’re All Still Here—tells the stories of unsung heroes working to prevent global catastrophes, ranging from nuclear arms races to space trash, tensions with North Korea to crimes on the high seas.

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Jeffrey Lewis works with a student in his open source intelligence class.

“The stories in this podcast are about people who look at these problems that are too big for governments to solve alone but too hard for governments to get themselves to cooperate on, Lewis recently told Outrider. “And those people come into the story, and they push, and they push, and they push until the world is a little bit safer than it was when they started.”

​​Dr. Jeffrey Lewis is the director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation and a professor in the nonproliferation and terrorism studies program.

Read the full interview with Outrider.

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