Mohamed ElBaradei is Director General Emeritus of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). In 2005, Dr. ElBaradei and the IAEA were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in ensuring peaceful and safe use of nuclear energy. He acted as Vice President of Egypt in the summer of 2013. Previous appointments include positions in the Egyptian Diplomatic Service, as well as teaching activities at the NYU School of Law, where he gained his PhD. He lectured widely in the fields of international law and arms control. Dr ElBaradei is also the recipient of the Nile Collar, the highest Egyptian decoration.