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Tom Nichols

Tom Nichols is a professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College and a professor at the Harvard Extension School. He is also an adjunct professor in the U.S. Air Force School of Strategic Force Studies and at the Harvard Extension School. Previously, he taught international relations and Soviet/Russian affairs at Dartmouth College and Georgetown University. In Washington, Nichols was personal staff for defense and security affairs in the United States Senate to the late Sen. John Heinz of Pennsylvania, and was a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. He is currently a senior associate of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs in New York City.  He was also a fellow in the International Security Program at the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University. He is the author of several books and articles, including Eve of Destruction: The Coming of Age of Preventive War (2008) and No Use: Nuclear Weapons and U.S. National Security ( 2014). His newest book, The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters, was released earlier this year. In 2017, he was named one of the POLITICO 50 by POLITICO magazine, an annual list of “the key thinkers, doers and visionaries who are reshaping American politics and policy,” for his work “defending experts in an anti-factual age.”Last but not least, he is also a five-time undefeated Jeopardy! champion, and was noted in the Jeopardy! Hall of Fame after his 1994 appearances as one of the all-time best players of the game.