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ABF Researcher Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

May 4, 2017, ABF news

Professor John Hagan

John Hagan, research professor at the American Bar Foundation (ABF) and the John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law at Northwestern University, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The NAS announced Tuesday the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Election to the NAS is one of the highest professional honors given to researchers in the United States.

The NAS is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. Established in 1863, this elite honorary society was created by the Lincoln administration to advise Congress on matters related to science and technology. The new elections bring their total membership up to 2,290 active members and 475 foreign associates, many of whom are Nobel Laureates.

“It is a privilege and honor to be a new member,” Professor Hagan said in response to his election. "The National Academy of Sciences occupies a unique place in the history of collaboration between scholarship and policy making in American society, advancing many of our nation’s most important goals and values.”

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