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?

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

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

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

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  

1999 - Francisco Sagasti - The Future of Development Cooperation: Gradual Evolution or Radical Break?  

  • Transcript

1998 - Joanna Kerr - Women's Right in the Global Economy: Can Feminists Transform Development?

1997 - Martin Khor - Is Globalization Undermining the Prospects of Sustainable Development? 

1996 - Vaclav Smil - Who Will Feed China? Concerns and Prospects for the Next Generation 

  • Transcript

1995 - Lydia Makhubu -Africa's Development Dilemma on the Eve of the 21st Century: The Role of International Cooperation

1994 - Gerald K. Helleiner - Poverty in the South: Northern Responsibilities and a Role for Canada

1993 - Vandana Shiva - Understanding Threats to Biological and Cultural Diversity

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.