Karen E Mitchell

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Karen E. Mitchell joined SHRM in March 2017 and is currently the Director, Global Affairs within SHRM’s Government Affairs Department, following almost nine years with the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington D.C., working with high-level government leaders from around the world. Karen has extensive experience in the areas of foreign relations and diplomacy, social inclusion, and international development, and has participated in several International committees.

Karen has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Marymount University and a master's degree in International Relations and Conflict Resolution with a Concentration in National and Transnational Security Issues from American Public University. Karen is also fully bilingual in English and Spanish, with a basic understanding of Portuguese.


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Over the last few months, we have seen a historically large policy response across the globe, as governments continue adjusting to the new world of work brought upon by this pandemic. Governments have taken unprecedented actions, ranging from school closures, travel bans, non-essential business closures, social distancing, among others—as reflected in the maps below.[1]

April 14, 2020