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Karen Kornbluh

Karen Kornbluh

Former US Ambassador, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Karen Kornbluh recently stepped down as US Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development where she negotiated international Internet policymaking principles, launched a new OECD gender initiative, and championed the OECD's transition from the "rich man's club" to a global policy network focused on working with developing countries and emerging economic powers. She previously served as Policy Director for then-Senator Barack Obama, as Deputy Chief of Staff at the US Treasury Department, and in a number of roles at the Federal Communications Commission, including Assistant Chief of the International Division and Director of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. She has been awarded a number of fellowships, including a visiting fellowship at the Center for American Progress and a Markle technology fellowship. She founded the Work and Family Program at the New America Foundation, and has written articles for publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.

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Creating a twenty-first-century social insurance system for today’s “juggler families.”

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Across developed nations, women with children earn significantly less than men compared with childless women—on average a 14-percent difference.

Friday, November 30, 2012

An examination of the number of hours worked by families and the link between wage growth and work hours in families of different incomes.

Wednesday, June 1, 2005
Friday, October 16, 2009