Lawrence Swiader

I have spent my career studying the intersection of technology, media, education, and how it can better people's lives. Currently, as Senior Director of Digital Media at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy I lead the Bedsider program which makes use of new media to change the reproductive health behaviors of young adults in the U.S. For ten years before that, I used technology as a tool to teach about the history of the Holocaust and to motivate people to act to end contemporary genocide. In my second home of Athens, Greece, I have consulted on various projects for clients including the Athens Metro and museums of Greek history. I graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 1989 with a degree in Television, Radio, and Film and in 1993 earned a Master's degree in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from Syracuse University's School of Education. I have an 13-year-old daughter and find inspiration from playing tennis, travel, sea kayaking in Greece, art, and a good book.