Professor, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Nir Kshetri is a Professor at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and a research fellow at Kobe University. He has authored nine books, one of which has been selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine. He has also published over 140 articles in various journals. Nir was the winner of the IEEE IT Professional’s Most Popular Paper Award in 2019 and 2018 and the Outstanding Contribution in Authorships award in 2019. He also won the Blockchain Connect Conference’s Most Influential Blockchain Research Paper in 2019. Prof. Kshetri is a two-time winner of the Pacific Telecommunication Council’s Meheroo Jussawalla Research Paper Prize. He has provided consulting services to the Asian Development Bank, various UN agencies, and a number of private companies. Nir has been quoted/interviewed and/or his work has been featured by hundreds of media outlets worldwide such as Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Public Radio International, Scientific American, Bloomberg TV, Channel News Asia, CBS News, TV Mundo (Peru), ABF TV (Brazil), Fortune, Time, Fast Company, Forbes, Christian Science Monitor, SF Gate, U.S. News & World Report, New Boston Post, Observer, International Business Times, Business Standards, Slate and Salon. In 2018, he gave a TED Talk about the potential roles of cryptocurrencies in fighting poverty (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDo_Jlov9R4).