Simon Dalby

BSIA Fellow

Professor Emeritus, Wilfrid Laurier University

Simon Dalby is a Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University. His published research deals with climate change, environmental security and geopolitics.

He is author of Rethinking Environmental Security (Edward Elgar 2022), Anthropocene Geopolitics: Globalization, Security, Sustainability, (University of Ottawa Press, 2020) and Security and Environmental Change (Polity, 2009), and co-editor of Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (Routledge 2019), and Reframing Climate Change: Constructing Ecological Geopolitics (Routledge 2016).

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

  • Dalby, Simon. 2022. Rethinking Environmental Security Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishers.
  • Dalby, Simon. 2021. “Unsustainable Borders.” Borders in Globalization Review 2 (2): 26-37.
  • Dalby, Simon. 2020. “National Security in a Rapidly Changing World” Balsillie Papers 3 (2). 10pp.
  • Dalby, Simon. 2020. “Environmental Security and Climate Change.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies, Oxford University Press online.
  • Dalby, Simon. 2020. Anthropocene Geopolitics: Globalization, Security, Sustainability. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.
  • Dalby, Simon, Susan Horton, Rianne Mahon and Diana Thomaz eds. 2019. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Global Governance Challenges. London: Routledge.
  • Dalby, Simon. 2019. “Climate Change, Security and Sustainability” in Simon Dalby, Susan Horton, Rianne Mahon and Diana Thomaz eds. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Global Governance Challenges London: Routledge, 117-131.


  • PhD, Simon Fraser University, 1988
  • MA, University of Victoria, 1982
  • BA Mod., Dublin University, Trinity College, 1979
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