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Mohamed ElBaradei

The former head of the UN nuclear watchdog is considering running for president in Egypt. But how is the popular ElBaradei linked to the First Lady of Syria (via one of Egypt’s most outspoken MPs)?

March 24, 2010 2:05 by

As former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the UN, ElBaradei jointly won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to ensure the safe and peaceful use of nuclear energy.

A trained lawyer, ElBaradei holds a doctorate in international law from New York University School of Law, where he served as an adjunct law professor. In 1980 he left Egypt’s Diplomatic Service to join the UN as a senior fellow in charge of the international law program.

Born in Cairo in 1942, his career as a civil servant, diplomat, and scholar connects him to some of the world’s most influential people. And speculation is growing that he will challenge Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak for that country’s highest seat. One of his many supporters in this is…


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