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Michael Best Appointed Director, UNU-CS

January 17, 2015

The United Nations University is pleased to announce that Professor Michael Best has been appointed as Director of the newly launched UNU Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS).

Prof. Best took up the Directorship post, which encompasses overall responsibility for management of the Institute, on 17 January 2015. He is professor (on leave) with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds MSc and PhD degrees from MIT, and has served as director of Media Lab Asia in India and head of the eDevelopment group at the MIT Media Lab. Prof. Best’s undergraduate degree was a BSc in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Prof. Best has written extensively on the implications of information and communication technologies (ICT) for social, economic and political development. His research interests also include the impact of ICT on the development–security nexus, particularly in the context of postconflict peace and reconciliation

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