Simon Dalby

Simon Dalby is 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.

Select Publications

  • “Environmental Geopolitics in the Twenty First Century” Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 39(1). 2014. 3-16.
  • “Peace And Critical Geopolitics:” in Philippa Williams, Fiona McConnell and Nick Megoran (eds) Geographies of Peace London: I.B. Tauris. 2014. 29-46.
  • “Rethinking Geopolitics: Climate Security in the Anthropocene” Global Policy. 5(1). 2014. 1-9.
  • “The Geopolitics of Climate Change” Political Geography. 37. 2013. 38-47.
  • “Climate Change: New Dimensions of Environmental Security” RUSI Journal, 158(3). June/July 2013. 34-43.
  • “Biopolitics and Climate Security in the Anthropocene” Geoforum 49. 2013. 184-192
  • "Global Environmental Security" in Rober Falkner (ed.), The Handbook of Global Climate and Environmental Policy, Wiley-Blackwell. 2013. 163-178.
  • "Realism and Geopolitics" in Klaus Dodds, Merje Kuus and Jo Sharp (eds.), Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics, Ashgate Publishers. 2013. 33-47.
  • "Environmental Dimensions of Human Security" in Rita Floyd and Richard Matthew (eds.), Environmental Security: Approaches and Issues, Routledge. 2013. 121-138.