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Abrahamson: Creativity results through embrace of all identities

Abrahamson: Creativity results through embrace of all identities

Joan Abrahamson’s eyes began to water as she ended her 10:45 a.m. lecture Thursday in the Amphitheater. She was about to share something very personal with the Chautauquans there.

“I’ve got to tell you,” Abrahamson said, “I don’t usually talk like this. I usually give an analytical presentation about a problem and how we’re going about solving it, but I feel here that what’s special about Chautauqua is that all these levels operate simultaneously.”

Abrahamson lectures on creative solutions

Abrahamson lectures on creative solutions

In a political world of black and white, Joan Abrahamson lives in the gray.

As the founder of the Jefferson Institute and former assistant chief of staff to President George H. W. Bush, Abrahamson looks not to elected officials to transform public policy but to creative thinkers who live and breathe the issues at hand.