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.


  1. Simon Dalby
    "Framing the Anthropocene: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly".
    The Anthropocene Review.
    3(1) 33-51.
  2. Simon Dalby and Shannon O'Lear, eds.
    "Reframing Climate Change: Constructing ecological geopolitics".
  3. Simon Dalby
    "Climate Geopolitics: Securing the Global Economy".
    International Politics.
    52(4) 426-444.
  4. Simon Dalby
    "Geoengineering: The Next Era of Geopolitics?".
    Geography Compass.
    9(4). 190-201.
  5. Simon Dalby
    "Environmental Geopolitics in the Twenty First Century".
    Alternatives: Global, Local, Political.
    39(1). 3-16.
  6. Simon Dalby
    "Peace And Critical Geopolitics".
    In Philippa Williams, Fiona McConnell and Nick Megoran (eds), Geographies of Peace.
    London: I.B. Tauris. 2014. 29-46.
  7. Simon Dalby
    "Rethinking Geopolitics: Climate Security in the Anthropocene".
    Global Policy.
    5(1). 2014. 1-9.
  8. Simon Dalby
    "The Geopolitics of Climate Change".
    Political Geography.
    37. 38-47.
  9. Simon Dalby
    "Climate Change: New Dimensions of Environmental Security".
    RUSI Journal.
    158(3), 34-43.
  10. Simon Dalby
    "Biopolitics and Climate Security in the Anthropocene".
    49. 184-192.