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Nobel Prize Winner: Iran Deal Makes Sense

Sep 30, 2015

Nobel Prize Winner and Stevenson Lecturer at Illinois Wesleyan's Hansen Student Center.
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The main focus of a visit to Bloomington/Normal by Nobel Prize Winner Mohamed ElBaradei surrounds the idea of "Preventing a Nuclear Nightmare." He won the 2005 Nobel Prize for his efforts in preventing military use of nuclear energy, and supports a potential nuclear deal between the United States and Iran.

ElBaradei says the Iran deal makes sense.

ElBaradei says the threat of Iran building nuclear weapons is minimal.

ElBaradei also talks about how the international community could work to decrease income inequality and world poverty. He says defense spending could be diverted to help poverty-stricken countries.

ElBaradei spoke at Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan Universities as part of the annual Adlai E. Stevenson Memorial Lecture. He served for a time as Egyptian Vice President following the 2011 Arab Spring.