Arab and Arab-American Nobel Peace Prize Winners

For Peace


Mohamed El-Baradee and International Atomic Energy Agency for their 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.


Yasser Arafat, chairman of the Executive Committee of the PLO, President of the Palestinian National Authority. For his efforts in creating peaceful solutions.


Mohamed Anwar Al-Sadat, President of the Arab Republic of Eygpt. For signing a Peace Treaty.

For Chemistry


Ahmed Zewail for his studies of the transition states of chemical reactions using femtosecond spectroscopy.


Elias James Corey for his development of the theory and methodology of organic synthesis.

For Medicine


Ferid Murad 1/3 prize, for his discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.

For Literature


Naguib Mahfouz, who, through works in rich nuance-now clear-sightedly realistic, now evocatively ambiguous- has formed an Arabian narrative art that applies to all of mankind.

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