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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 co-editor of Rethinking Geopolitics (Routledge 1998), The Geopolitics Reader (Routledge 1998, 2006), Reframing Climate Change (Routledge 2016) and author of Creating the Second Cold War (Pinter and Guilford, 1990/Bloomsbury 2016), 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

  • Dalby, Simon. “Climate Change, Gaia and the Anthropocene” in R.C. Kloosterman, Virginie Mamadouh, and Pieter Terhorst (eds) Handbook of Geographies of Globalization Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 2018. 307-317.
  • 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.
  • Megoran, Nick and Simon Dalby. “Geopolitics and Peace: A Century of Change in the Discipline of Geography” Geopolitics 23(2). 2018. 251-276.
  • Mangat, Rupinder and Simon Dalby. “Climate and Wartalk: Metaphors, Imagination, TransformationElementa: Science of the Anthropocene 6. 2018.
  • Dalby, Simon. “Geopolitics in the Anthropocene” in Al Bergeson and Christian Suter (eds) The Return of Geopolitics Zurich: Lit. 2018. 149-166.
  • Dalby, Simon. “Canadian Geopolitical Culture: Climate Change and SustainabilityThe Canadian Geographer. 2018.
Publication List
  • Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies (on sabbatical July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Office: BSIA 310

  • (226) 772-3150

Conflict and SecurityEnvironment and ResourcesMultilateral Institutions
  • PhD, Simon Fraser University, 1988
  • MA, University of Victoria, 1982
  • BA Mod., Dublin University, Trinity College, 1979

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