What makes us love Ellen DeGeneres and hate Anne Hathaway? How do politicians move away from policy talk and connect with their voters? Activist and former producer Steven Goldstein breaks down the industry of creating likability and how public figures manufacture their image. More »
Author Bio and Details
Steven Goldstein is a civil rights leader who began his career as a television news producer, winning 10 Emmys, before becoming a producer for Oprah Winfrey. He worked as a lawyer for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and as a communications director in the U.S. Senate before becoming a strategist for leaders in politics, business and entertainment. He was the founding Executive Director of Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s statewide organization for LGBT equality, where his work was chronicled in an Academy Award-winning documentary. He later served as the Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, the national civil and human rights organization. He is a graduate of Brandeis University, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Columbia Journalism School and Columbia Law School. He has taught law and political science at Rutgers University, and is currently studying for the rabbinate at the Academy for Jewish Religion in New York.