Posted by: rusch | July 21, 2007

Nobel Peace Prize

Other then being the greatest father on the face of the planet, I have new reason to admire my dad.

As the years have gone by, I have become more and more liberal in my outlook on the world’s problems, but have remained very conservative in beliefs on how to solve those problems.  I have also become a great admirer of recent recipients of the Nobel peace prize.

In 2005, Muhamed El Baradei, and organization that he heads, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) were joint recipients of the Noble Peace Prize.

Since the end of  the Cold War, the IAEA has worked to prevent atomic weapons and materials from falling into the hands of extremist groups and rogue states.  They have also worked to encourage the use of nuclear power as a clean and efficient means of producing power in developing countries.

My dad, as a contractor, has done considerable work for the IAEA.  Most notably he and his company, NAC International, installed a uranium enrichment monitoring system in Japan as the Japanese have sought to comply with international standards for non-proliferation.  In a significant way, may father, through his business, is doing his part to be an ambassador for peace internationally and I could not be prouder.

I watched this speech given by El Baradei during the ceremony in which he and the IAEA were awarded the Nobel Prize.

You can watch Mohamed El Baradei’s lecture by clicking here.  It is very moving.   You can read his speech by clicking here.  You will need Real Player to view this.

Way to go Dad.

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