Simon Dalby

Simon Dalby is the Acting Chair of the Master in International Public Policy program, a CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change, and Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. His published research deals with climate change, political ecology, geopolitics, global security, environmental change, militarization and the spatial dimensions of governance.

He is co-editor of Rethinking Geopolitics (Routledge 1998), The Geopolitics Reader (Routledge 1998, 2006), and author of Creating the Second Cold War (Pinter and Guilford, 1990), Environmental Security (University of Minnesota Press, 2002) and Security and Environmental Change (Polity, 2009).

Simon Dalby was educated at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Victoria and holds a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University. Before joining the Balsillie School he was Professor of Geography, Environmental Studies and Political Economy at Carleton University in Ottawa.


  1. Dalby, Simon and Zahra Moussavi 2017 "Environmental Security, Geopolitics and the Case of Lake Urmia’s Disappearance" Global Change, Peace and Security 29 (1): 39-55
  2. Dalby, Simon 2017 "Peripheral Conflicts/ Global War" Foreign Policy at the Periphery: The Shifting Margins of US International Relations Since World War II Edited by Maria Ryan and Bevan Sewell 102-121 Lexington: University Press of Kentucky
  3. Dalby, Simon 2016 "Contextual Changes In Earth History: From The Holocene To The Anthropocene: Implications For The Goal Of Sustainable Development And For Strategies Of Sustainable Transition" Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace Handbook Edited by Hans Günter Brauch, Úrsula Oswald Spring, John Grin and Jürgen Scheffran 67-88 Heidelberg – New York – Dordrecht – London: Springer-Verlag
  4. Dalby, Simon 2016 "Climate Security in the Anthropocene: ‘Scaling up’ the Human Niche" Reimagining Climate Change Paul Wapner and Hilal Elver, eds 29-48 New York: Routledge, 2016
  5. Dalby, Simon 2016 "Framing the Anthropocene: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" The Anthropocene Review 3(1) 33-51
  6. Dalby, Simon 2016 Reframing Climate Change: Constructing ecological geopolitics With Shannon O'Lear, eds Routledge
  7. Dalby, Simon 2015 "Climate Geopolitics: Securing the Global Economy" International Politics 52(4) 426-444
  8. Dalby, Simon 2015 "Geoengineering: The Next Era of Geopolitics?" Geography Compass 9(4) 190-201
  9. Dalby, Simon 2014 "Environmental Geopolitics in the Twenty First Century" Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 39(1) 3-16
  10. Dalby, Simon 2014 "Peace And Critical Geopolitics" Geographies of Peace In Philippa Williams, Fiona McConnell and Nick Megoran, eds 29-46 London: I.B. Tauris
  11. Dalby, Simon 2014 "Rethinking Geopolitics: Climate Security in the Anthropocene" Global Policy 5(1). 1-9
  12. Dalby, Simon 2013 "The Geopolitics of Climate Change" Political Geography 37. 38-47
  13. Dalby, Simon 2013 "Climate Change: New Dimensions of Environmental Security" RUSI Journal 158(3). 34-43
  14. Dalby, Simon 2013 "Biopolitics and Climate Security in the Anthropocene" Geoforum 49. 184-192