Since 1993, the University of Guelph has organized an annual Hopper Lecture. Below are some of the Hopper Lectures from previous years.
- 2019 - Patricia Romero-Lankao - Sustainable Cities: Enhancing Sustainable Transitions Through an Understanding of Risk
- 2017 – 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 - Anil K. Gupta - Empathetic Innovations for Inclusive Development: Can we learn from Grassroots Innovators?
- 2013 - 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
- 2010 - John Githongo - Rethinking governance in Africa: a personal story
- 2009 - Dr. Richard Sandbrook - Alternative Development Strategies in an Era of Ideological Flux
- 2008 - Ratna Kapur - The Dark Side of Human Rights: A Postcolonial Reflection (2008 Hopper Lecture audio recording)
- 2007 - David Mosse - What use is Anthropology to International Development? (2007 Hopper Lecture audio recording)
- 2006 - Expanding Social Security in a Neo-Liberal World: India's Tryst with Rights-Based Approaches - Ravi Srivastava
- 2002 - Why No One Cares About the Poor: The Mass Media's Role in Poverty and its Perceptions - John Stackhouse
- 2001 - Investing in Peace & Demography, Gender, and Reproductive Health - Nafis Sadik
- 2000 - Gateway to The Global Garden: Beta/Gamma Science for Dealing with Ecological Rationality - Niels Roling
- 1999 - The Future of Development Cooperation: Gradual Evolution or Radical Break? - Francisco Sagasti
- 1998 - Women's Right in the Global Economy: Can Feminists Transform Development? - Joanna Kerr
- 1997 - Is Globalization Undermining the Prospects of Sustainable Development? - Martin Khor
- 1996 - Who Will Feed China? Concerns and Prospects for the Next Generation - Vaclav Smil
- 1995 - Africa's Development Dilemma on the Eve of the 21st Century: The Role of International Cooperation - Lydia Makhubu
- 1994 - Poverty in the South: Northern Responsibilities and a Role for Canada - Gerald K. Helleiner
- 1993 - Understanding Threats to Biological and Cultural Diversity - Vandana Shiva
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.