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Nobel Peace Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei

Wednesday, Doug is joined in studio by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei. ElBaradei served three terms as the general director of the International Atomic Energy Agency. During that time, he addressed Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear program, worked to keep nuclear arms out of terrorists’ hands and disputed the U.S.’s claim that Saddam Hussein was producing nuclear weapons. ElBaradei is in Utah this week to speak about global security and the need for an alternative to nuclear weapons, a new system that can bring lasting peace to a changing world.

Mohamed ElBaradei is the keynote speaker at the World Leaders Lecture Forum, sponsored by the University of Utah’s Tanner Humanities Center. ElBaradei’s lecture, “The Challenge of Security in Our World,” will be held on Thursday, September 13 at 3:30 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall on the U of U campus. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and may be obtained through the Kingsbury Hall box office or by calling 801-581-7100. Click here for more information.

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  • Mohamed ElBaradei served as the general director of the International Atomic Energy Agency for 12 years. He and the IAEA were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. In the spring of 2012, he founded Egypt's Constitution Party.

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Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.