Steven Strauss

John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs Professor, Princeton University

Steven Strauss, Ph.D. is one of the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs Visiting Professors at Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. Prior to Princeton, he was on the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and served in the Bloomberg Administration (where, among other things, he co-authored a series of reports on the economic future of NYC, including Media.NYC.2020). Prior to working for NYC, Strauss was with McKinsey & Company’s London Office. He has advised governments and multi-national corporations on strategy and policy issues in the US, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Steven is speaking at

Q&A Panel
October 8, 2020
11:00 am - 11:45 am


  • Justin Hendrix (Speaker) Associate Research Scientist, NYU
  • Steven Strauss (Speaker) John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs Professor, Princeton University
  • Maria Gotsch (Speaker) President & CEO, Partnership Fund for New York City
  • Steven Rosenbaum (Speaker) Managing Director, NYC Media Lab


Ten years ago, the city set out to look forward, and drafted a remarkable document: Media.NYC.2020. It posed a provocative question: New York City has more media jobs, and is home to more multibillion-dollar media companies than any other city in the world. But what will the city's media landscape look like in a decade, as new technology disrupts existing business models and emerging markets continue to experience rapid growth?

One of its lead authors was Steven Strauss, who was then at EDC, and is now at Princeton. The report looked decisively forward, and among other initiatives recommended the creation of the NYC Media Lab (yeah!). 

So we’re going to gather three extraordinary experts: Strauss, Maria Gotsch who runs the Partnership Fund for New York City, and Justin Hendrix, who just stepped down as the Executive Director of NYC Media Lab after eight extraordinary years.

Together, with Steven Rosenbaum as the moderator, we’ll look back two decades and then jump in a time machine to look 20 years forward. How will New York evolve, change, reinvent, and re-emerge as technologies, companies, and the nature of work changes? Is New York tech and media in danger? How can startups, students, media makers, and New Yorkers across the five boroughs plan for the next chapter in New York’s invention of media and tech? We won’t pull any punches. 

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