Simon Dalby

BSIA Fellow

Simon Dalby is a retired professor of Geography and Environmental Studies 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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