Hopper Lecture

Since 1993, the University of Guelph has organized an annual Hopper Lecture. Below are some of the Hopper Lectures from previous years.

  • 2021 – Dr. Caroline Shenaz Hossein - The Future of Cooperation: Acknowledging Black Feminist Economies in the Global South and Beyond
  • 2019 – Dr. Patricia Romero-Lankao - Sustainable Cities: Enhancing Sustainable Transitions Through an Understanding of Risk
  • 2017 – Dr. Duncan Green - How power analysis and systems thinking transforms the understanding and practice of change
  • 2016 – Simon Maxwell – Finding a place of one’s own: development agency choices in a new landscape
  • 2014 – Dr. Anil K. Gupta - Empathetic Innovations for Inclusive Development: Can we learn from Grassroots Innovators?
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  • 2013 – Dr. Saskia Sassen- Emerging Logics of Expulsion & Surveillance: Where Does it Leave Democracy?
  • 2012 – Helen Mack Chang - If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them: Defending Human Rights by Promoting the Strengthening of State Institutions
  • 2011 – Dr. Roy Culpeper - Financial sector policy and development in the wake of the global crisis
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  • 2010 – John Githongo - Rethinking governance in Africa: a personal story
  • 2009 – Dr. Richard Sandbrook - Alternative Development Strategies in an Era of Ideological Flux
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  • 2008 – Ratna Kapur - The Dark Side of Human Rights: A Postcolonial Reflection
  • 2007 – Dr. David Mosse - What use is Anthropology to International Development?
  • 2006 – Ravi Srivastava - Expanding Social Security in a Neo-Liberal World: India's Tryst with Rights-Based Approaches
  • 2002 – John Stackhouse - Why No One Cares About the Poor: The Mass Media's Role in Poverty and its Perceptions
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  • 2001 - Nafis Sadik - Investing in Peace & Demography, Gender, and Reproductive Health  
  • 2000 - Niels Roling - Gateway to The Global Garden: Beta/Gamma Science for Dealing with Ecological Rationality   
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  • 1999 - Francisco Sagasti - The Future of Development Cooperation: Gradual Evolution or Radical Break?   
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  • 1998 - Joanna Kerr - Women's Right in the Global Economy: Can Feminists Transform Development?
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  • 1997 - Martin Khor - Is Globalization Undermining the Prospects of Sustainable Development? 
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  • 1996 - Vaclav Smil - Who Will Feed China? Concerns and Prospects for the Next Generation  
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  • 1995 - Lydia Makhubu -Africa's Development Dilemma on the Eve of the 21st Century: The Role of International Cooperation
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  • 1994 - Gerald K. Helleiner - Poverty in the South: Northern Responsibilities and a Role for Canada
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  • 1993 - Vandana Shiva - Understanding Threats to Biological and Cultural Diversity
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The Hopper Lecture series is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in honour of its first president, David Hopper.