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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 Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (Routledge 2019), 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, 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, “Environmental In/security” in Douglas Richardson et al eds. The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. 2019. Online, 1-11.
  • Dalby, Simon, “Canadian Geopolitical Culture: Climate Change and Sustainability” The Canadian Geographer 63(1). 2019. 100-111.
  • Dalby, Simon, “Bordering Sustainability in the Anthropocene” in Territory, Politics, Governance. 2019. Early view.
  • 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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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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