May 22, 2006
Mohamed ElBaradei to speak at Stanford on nuclear future
Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will speak at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, in Memorial Auditorium. The event, "The Nuclear Future: A Conversation with Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei and Professor Scott D. Sagan," is free and open to the public.
In 2005, ElBaradei and the IAEA jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts "to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way." His talk will be in the form of a discussion with Sagan, who directs the Center for International Security and Cooperation at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Sagan, a political science professor, also will moderate as ElBaradei takes questions from the audience.
Reporters are welcome to cover this event. Please e-mail Sharan Daniel in advance.