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Simon Dalby is a 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 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. 2020. “Environmental Security and Climate Change.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies, Oxford University Press online.
  • Dalby, Simon, Anthropocene Geopolitics: Globalization, Security, Sustainability. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2020.
  • Dalby, Simon, Susan Horton, Rianne Mahon and Diana Thomaz eds. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Global Governance Challenges. London: Routledge. 2019.
  • Dalby, Simon, “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. 2019. 117-131.
  • Dalby, Simon, “Our Common Future in Earth System Perspective” in James Meadowcroft, David Banister, Erling Holden, Oluf Langhelle, Kristin Linnerud, and Geoffrey Gilpin eds What Next for Sustainable Development?: Our Common Future at Thirty. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 2019. 10-27.
  • Dalby, Simon, “Canadian Geopolitical Culture: Climate Change and Sustainability” The Canadian Geographer 63(1). 2019. 100-111.
  • Dalby, Simon. “The Anthropocene Thesis” in Mark Juergensmeyer, Manfred Steger, Saskia Sassen and Victor Faessel (eds) Global Studies Handbook Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2018. 173-187.
  • Dalby, Simon. “Firepower: Geopolitical Cultures in the AnthropoceneGeopolitics 23(3). 2018. 718-742.
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EDUCATION
  • PhD, Simon Fraser University, 1988
  • MA, University of Victoria, 1982
  • BA Mod., Dublin University, Trinity College, 1979

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