Mohamed ElBaradei, JSD Biography
||Former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
||Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Iraq: Weapons Inspectors the Key," interview on BBC HARDtalk, Oct. 22, 2002
"I find it a dangerous precedent that you will go and use military force every time you suspect a country is developing weapons of mass destruction.
That should not be our first option, it should be our last resort."
|Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
|Involvement and Affiliations:
||Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 1997-2009
Co-recipient, Nobel Peace Prize, 2005
Assistant Director General, External Relations, IAEA, 1993-1997
Senior Staff Member, IAEA Secretariat, 1984-1993
Adjunct Professor of International Law, New York University School of Law, 1981-1987
Senior Fellow, International Law Program, United Nations Institute for Training and Research, 1980
Special Assistant to the Foreign Minister of Egypt, 1974-1978
Member, Permanent Missions of Egypt to the United Nations in New York and Geneva, in charge of political, legal and arms control issues, 1964
Member, International Law Association
Member, American Society of International Law
Recipient of the following medals and awards: Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Medal, James Park Morton Interfaith Award, Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award, Raymond "Jit" Trainor Award from Georgetown University for distinction in the conduct of diplomacy, Karlsruhe "Mund Auf" Award, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) Human Security Award, Greatest Nile Collar, the highest Egyptian civilian decoration
||JSD (Doctor of Juridical Science), International Law, New York University School of Law, 1974
BA, Law, University of Cairo, 1962
||Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1942