Mohamed ElBaradei was in born in Egypt in 1942 and attended the University of Cairo and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Law in 1962. In 1974, ElBaradei graduated from New York University School of Law with a doctorate in International Law.

In 1964, ElBaradei began his career in the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He served two terms in the Permanent Missions of Egypt to the United Nations in both New York and Geneva. ElBaradei became senior fellow and in charge of the Internation Law Program at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

Dr. ElBaradei has spent time lecturing on various fields including arms control and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. ElBaradei has also worked closely with many other countries through his role as head of the Institute and in various other capacities with the UN. In 1997, Dr. ElBaradei became Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency or the IAEA and he was reappointed to a second term in September of 2001.

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