The Swedish Research Council has selected Lance Bennett to hold the national Olof Palme Chair for 2010 (with return visits in 2011 and 2012). The Olof Palme Chair was created by the Swedish Parliament (Riksdagen) in 1987. Its purpose is to enable the Swedish Research Council to issue an annual invitation to an outstanding scholar from abroad to take up a visiting professorship at a Swedish university. Lance will be hosted by the Political Science Department at Stockholm University.