محمد البرادعي

"Our survival as a society - the legacy we will leave for our children - is at stake. But it will take more than words, and even more than institutional reforms. It will take a change of our mindset, the readiness to act as one human family, where every one of us feels responsible for the freedom and dignity of every member of that family - because at the end of the day, the security of the human family has become indivisible."
Mohamed ElBaradei


Mohamed ElBaradei,  Egyptian diplomat, law scholar, former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (1997-2009), and Nobel Peace Laureate (2005), became a leading figure in the Egyptian pro-democracy movement in 2009. 

He founded the National Association for Change (2010) to advocate for a constitutional amendment to allow for fair and free presidential elections. After the 25 January Revolution that led to the toppling of Hosni Mubarak (president 1981-2011), ElBaradei co-founded and headed the Constitution Party (2012) and was a founding member of the National Association for Change (2013), an opposition coalition.

ElBaradei's support ofthe military's plan to oust the Muslim Brother president Mohamed Morsi (2012-2013) was highly controversial, as was his role in the provisional government headed by then General Abdul Fatah el-Sisi  as Vice-President (July 14 to August 14,  2013). He resignedover violent crackdowns and mass killings by state security forces on the Muslim Brotherhood and other supporters of  Morsi in what came to be known as the Rabaa massacre. He abruptly left Egypt and the political scene in 2013 to the chagrin of his supporters. Despite leaving a mixed legacy, ElBaradei was undeniably a pioneering voice and unique presence in Egyptian political life during the critical period of 2009-2013. He brought certain ideas into the public domain about global security, the human family, social solidarity, rule of law, equal protections and rights for minorities, constitutional reform and  youth empowerment. He will remain an important figure in understanding the history, ideas, and phenomenal event of the 2011 uprising.


nobel official Bio




growing up in egypt during the time of Gamal AbdEl nasser

Mohamed ElBaradei talks about the influence of this father, Mustafa ElBaradei,  and about growing up in Egypt of the 1950s during the time of Gamal Abdel Nasser. Democracy Dialogue original video, English with Arabic subtitles

the nobel speech, 2005

Part I: Mohamed ElBaradei Nobel Speech, Oslo City Hall, Norway. December 10, 2005

Part II: Mohamed ElBaradei Novel Speech, Oslo City Hall, Norway. December 10, 2005



Part I: International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohamed ElBaradei's March 7, 2003 presentation to the U.N. Security Council on the progress of the inspection effort in Iraq

Part II. International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohamed ElBaradei's March 7, 2003 presentation to the U.N. Security Council on the progress of the inspection effort in Iraq

seeds of change:

ElBaradei returns to egypt in 2010

ElBaradei addresses Egyptian people in 2010. In Arabic

 Mohamed El Baradei, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has returned to his native Egypt saying he wants to serve the country. Could he become the next president of Egypt? Can he overcome the current political and constitutional restrictions to be elected president? Feb. 22, 2010

Shot 06/25/2010. EGYPT: EL BARADEI LEADS ANTI-TORTURE PROTEST, FOLLOWING DEADLY POLICE BEATING OF Khaled Said.  Mohamed ElBaradei, the ex-atomic watchdog chief turned Egyptian dissident, led thousands of protesters in the northern city of Alexandria on Friday demanding an end to police brutality.


Mohamed Elbardei tells crowds in Tahrir square "What we have begun cannot go back" January 30, 2011

حائز جائزة نوبل للسلام والمدير السابق للوكالة الدولية للطاقة الذرية، محمد البرادعي، يتحدث في حلقتين عن ترشحه للانتخابات الرئاسية في مصر. فهل انسحب ام لا، وماذا يقول عن النظام والتظاهر والاخوان المسلمين؟ ما هي سيناريوهات الانتخابات المقبلة، هل يتوقع انقلاباً عسكرياً، وهل تنجح الضغوط في تعديل المادة ٦٧ من الدستور؟ البرادعي خصّ "قريب جداً" باطلالة تلفزيونية نادرة، Mohamed ElBaradei is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and is the former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Feb. 2, 2011

in egypt AFTER THE UPRISING, 2011-2012

Subscribe to our channel A week after the resignation of Hosni Mubarak, Sir David is joined by Nobel Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, the man many are touting to be the next president of Egypt. Plus, Jeffrey Ghannam on the role of social media in the protests that are sweeping the Middle East.

On the importance of building political structures

Mohamed ElBaradei talks about Egypt's January 25 uprising of 2011 and the great challenges the youth faced after the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak to build new political structures.

Egypt in time of Mohamed Morsi, 2013

Becky Anderson talks to Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian opposition politician, about Morsy, the IMF and the country's future. 2013

الدكتور محمد البرادعي يدعو الشعب للنزول يوم 30 يونيو خلال كلمة له حيث يؤكد على سلمية التظاهر ووحدة المصريين لإسقاط نظام الإخوان المستبد

ElBaradei making call for June 30, 2013 revolution against Morsi

elbaradei talks after leaving egypt in 2013

ElBaradei Series on Al-Araby Television, 2017

شبكة التلفزيون العربي

See article about why ElBaradei broke his silence after three years

 January 20, 2017

قال الدكتور محمد البرداعي، نائب رئيس الجمهورية سابقا، إنه تم وضع خطة للتفاوض مع الإخوان المسلمين، ضمت 4 أطراف من الاتحاد الأوروبي، ووزير الخارجية الأمريكي جون كيري، ووزيري خارجية قطر والإمارات، على أن يتم التأكد من 4 أمور قبل بدء مفاوضات وهي "تخفيض أعداد المتظاهرين لـ 50%، والتأكد من خلو أماكن التظاهرات من الأسلحة، وعدم خروجهم من الأماكن المُحددة للتظاهر، ونبذ العنف".
قال الدكتور محمد البرادعي، نائب رئيس الجمهورية سابقا، إن مرسي لو استجاب لمطالب القوى المدنية والثورية لكان مستمرا في الحكم حتى الآن. وقال البرادعي، في الجزء الرابع من حواره مع برنامج "وفي رواية أخرى"، على التلفزيون العربي، "مطالبنا كانت مُحددة في 4 مطالب وهي تشكيل حكومة تكنوقراط، وقانون انتخابات جديد، وتعيين نائب عام مُحايد، وتعديل لجنة لوضع الدستور، ولم نكن نُطالب وقتها بعزل مرسي".

at fletcher school, tufts university, 2014

In his final lecture as Nobel-Laureate-in-Residence at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei spoke on the current realities for Arab Spring countries and his views on how to achieve lasting stability and prosperity. "We need to create the environment and the checks and balances that make sure that we do not deviate from where we all want to go...

Eric schmidt & mohamed elbaradei, 2015

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet  and former CEO of Google with Mohamed ElBaradei. Uploaded by ZeitgeistMinds on 2015-10-19. Uploaded by ZeitgeistMinds on 2015-10-19.