This award honors Brady J. Deaton, chancellor emeritus for the University of Missouri, to recognize those who exemplify leadership and commitment to international development. Deaton joined the MU faculty as a professor and chair of the Department of Agricultural Economics in 1989. He serves as chair of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD). BIFAD advises USAID on the topics of food and agriculture in developing countries. Deaton also leads the Brady and Anne Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development.