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Simon Dalby is the CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change, and 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. 2018. “Canadian Geopolitical Culture: Climate Change and Sustainability” The Canadian Geographer.
  • Dalby, Simon. 2017. “Climate Change and Geopolitics.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia on Climate Science, online.
  • Dalby, Simon. 2017. “Firepower: Geopolitical Cultures in the Anthropocene.” Geopolitics. “latest articles”.
  • Dalby, Simon. 2017. “Anthropocene Formations: Environmental Security, Geopolitics and Disaster.” Theory, Culture and Society (special issue on ‘Geosocial Formations and the Anthropocene’ edited by Nigel Clark and Kathryn Yusoff) 34(2/3): 233-252.
  • Dalby, Simon. 2016. “Framing the Anthropocene: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” The Anthropocene Review 3(1): 33-51.
  • O’Lear, Shannon and Simon Dalby (eds). 2016. Reframing Climate Change: Constructing Ecological Geopolitics. London: Routledge.
  • Dalby, Simon. 2015. “Climate Geopolitics: Securing the Global Economy” International Politics 52(4): 426-444.
  • Dalby, Simon. 2014. “Environmental Geopolitics in the Twenty First Century” Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 39(1): 3-16.
  • Dalby, Simon. 2013. “The Geopolitics of Climate Change.” Political Geography 37: 38-47.
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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