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Mohamed ElBaradei
محمد البرادعي
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ElBaradei at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, 25 January 2007
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency
In office
1 December 1997 – 30 November 2009
Preceded by Hans Blix
Succeeded by Yukiya Amano
Personal details
Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei

17 June 1942 (1942-06-17) (age 77)
Cairo, Egypt
Political party Constitution Party
Alma mater Cairo University
Graduate Institute of International Studies
New York University
Profession Scholar, Diplomat, Activist
Website website

Mohamed ElBaradei (born June 17, 1942) is an Egyptian scientist, administrator, politician, diplomat and 2005 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace.

Early life

ElBaradei was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. He has a doctorate in International law.


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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