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Simon Dalby

CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change

Simon Dalby is the CIGI chair in the political economy of climate change at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and professor of geography and environmental studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. His published research deals with climate change, political ecology, geopolitics, global security, environmental change, militarization and the spatial dimensions of governance.

Simon Dalby

Simon Dalby

Simon Dalby is the CIGI chair in the political economy of climate change at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) and professor of geography and environmental studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. His published research deals with climate change, political ecology, geopolitics, global security, environmental change, militarization and the spatial dimensions of governance.

He is co-editor of Rethinking Geopolitics (Routledge, 1998) and The Geopolitics Reader (Routledge, 2006), and author of Creating the Second Cold War (Pinter and Guilford, 1990), Environmental Security (University of Minnesota Press, 2002) and Security and Environmental Change (Polity, 2009).

Simon was educated at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Victoria, and holds a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University. He was previously professor of geography, environmental studies and political economy at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Selected Publications

  1. Dalby, Simon (2014). “Environmental Geopolitics in the Twenty First Century” Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 39(1). 1-14.
  2. Dalby, Simon (2014). “Peace And Critical Geopolitics:” in Philippa Williams, Fiona McConnell and Nick Megoran (eds) Geographies of Peace London: I.B. Tauris. 29-46.
  3. Dalby, Simon (2014). “Rethinking Geopolitics: Climate Security in the Anthropocene” Global Policy. 5(1). 1-9.
  4. Dalby, Simon (2013). “The Geopolitics of Climate Change” Political Geography. 37. 38-47.
  5. Dalby, Simon (2013). “Climate Change: New Dimensions of Environmental Security” RUSI Journal, 158(3). 34-43.

In the News

  1. Canada not leading on climate change, CTV News Channel, December 5, 2014
  2. Keystone case shows how on carbon policy, this Canadian mouse won’t roar, James Munson, iPolitics, March 28, 2013
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