The Bennett Award was established in honor of Professor A. LeRoy Bennett, who taught international relations for more than forty years at Michigan State University, Drake University, and the University of Delaware from which he retired in 1995 as Professor Emeritus. He served as a Ford Foundation fellow at UN headquarters in 1951-51. Professor Bennett developed and administered the international relations program at University of Delaware and was instrumental in establishing the Northeast Regional division of the International Studies Association. Throughout his professional life he has been active in the United Nations Association of the United States of America and the World Affairs Council of Delaware. Professor Bennett is a prolific scholar and authored one of the leading undergraduate textbooks on international organizations. This award is supported by his colleagues at the University of Delaware.