Michael Best

Michael Best

Michael Best

Associate Professor

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Michael Best
Associate Professor
Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing
Areas of Expertise: 
information and communication technologies
“Smart policy will help ensure that the Internet of Things serves as an instrument for economic growth in the Global South.”

Dr. Michael L. Best is associate professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology where he directs the Technologies and International Development Lab. Dr. Best is director of the PhD Program within the Sam Nunn School. He is also a faculty associate of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Professor Best is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the widely read journal, Information Technologies and International Development. He is a frequent consultant to the World Bank, ITU, and USAID. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT and has served as director of Media Lab Asia in India and head of the eDevelopment group at the MIT Media Lab.