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Mohamed ElBaradei
محمد البرادعي
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
Born 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
Religion Islam[1][2]
Website website
This person won a Nobel Prize
Mohamed ElBaradei[note 1] (born June 17, 1942) is an Egyptian scientist, administrator, politician, diplomat and 2005 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace.[3]

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.

Related pages


  1. Mohamed ElBaradei (Arabic: محمد البرادعي )


  1. Jahn, George (30 November 2009), “Outgoing IAEA chief leaves complex legacy,” Associated Press, accessed 5 February 2011 on
    ElBaradei, who describes himself as having a Muslim background, sometimes cites his favorite Christian prayer when speaking of his role on the world stage.
  2. "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. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  3., "Mohamed ElBaradei"; retrieved 2012-9-19.

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