Nancy Ellen Abrams is a lawyer and writer, with a long-term interest in the history, philosophy, and politics of science. While on staff at the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress, she cocreated a method by which government agencies can make wise policy decisions in cases involving scientific uncertainty. She has consulted with the Swedish government, state governments, and corporations on this novel procedure called “Scientific Mediation.” She is also the author of numerous articles and a songwriter with three albums of original songs that she has performed in eighteen countries. Formerly a Fulbright Scholar and a Woodrow Wilson Designate, Abrams studied with eminent religions scholar Mircea Eliade at the University of Chicago.
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