|Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency|
1 December 1997 – 30 November 2009
|Preceded by||Hans Blix|
|Succeeded by||Yukiya Amano|
|Born||Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei
17 June 1942
|Political party||Constitution Party|
|Alma mater||Cairo University
Graduate Institute of International Studies
New York University
|Profession||Scholar, Diplomat, Activist|
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ElBaradei is best known as the former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (1997-2009). The IAEA is an inter-governmental organization related to the United Nations. It is based in Vienna and tries to bring about the peaceful use of nuclear energy. ElBaradei and the IAEA were both awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. They won the prize for their efforts in Iraq, finding that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
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- Mohamed ElBaradei (Arabic: محمد البرادعي )
References[change | change source]
- Jahn, George (30 November 2009), “Outgoing IAEA chief leaves complex legacy,” Associated Press, accessed 5 February 2011 on msnbc.com.
ElBaradei, who describes himself as having a Muslim background, sometimes cites his favorite Christian prayer when speaking of his role on the world stage.
- "History – Muslim Public Affairs Council (October 2006: MPAC presents inaugural "Human Security Award" to Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency.)". Muslim Public Affairs Council. http://www.mpac.org/about/history.php. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
- NobelPrize.org, "Mohamed ElBaradei"; retrieved 2012-9-19.