Simon Dalby is a CIGI senior fellow and professor of geography and environmental studies at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) in Waterloo, where he teaches courses on governance, security and environment in the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Simon was educated at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Victoria and holds a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University. Prior to moving to WLU, he was professor of geography, environmental studies and political economy at Carleton University. He is former co-editor of the journal Geopolitics and (with Shannon O’Lear at the University of Kansas) co-editor of Reframing Climate Change: Constructing Ecological Geopolitics (Routledge, 2015). He is author of Creating the Second Cold War: The Discourse of Politics (Pinter and Guilford, 1990/Bloomsbury 2016), Environmental Security (University of Minnesota Press, 2002) and Security and Environmental Change (Polity, 2009). His articles have appeared in diverse scholarly journals, including Alternatives, Antipode: A Radical Journey of Geography, The Anthropocene Review, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Contemporary Security Policy, Environmental Politics, Geoforum, Geopolitics, Global Environmental Politics, Global Policy, Intelligence and National Security, International Politics, Millennium, Political Geography, RUSI Journal, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space and Studies in Political Economy.

Currently, Simon is involved as the lead on the theme of sustainability for a major funded research project studying globalization and borders. His ongoing active research interests include climate discourse in contemporary geopolitics, looking at popular representations of climate change and the strategies used in a range of media, as well as the burgeoning debate about the Anthropocene epoch and its implications for politics and policy formulation.

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  1. Dalby, Simon
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    2018
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    ‘Firepower’ and Environmental Security in the Anthropocene
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    E-International Relations
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  2. Dalby, Simon
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    2018
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    Climate Change and Political Instability
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    The Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene
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    Oxford:Elsevier. vol.[2], 511-515
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    2017
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    Climate Change and Geopolitics
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    The Oxford Research Encyclopedia on Climate Change
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  4. Dalby, Simon, Dan Scott, Clay Dasilva and Alex Suen
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    2017
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    Canada in a Climate Disrupted World
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    Report for the Social Science and Humanities Research Council “Imagining Canada’s Future” Initiative
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    Ottawa
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  5. Dalby, Simon
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    2017
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    Anthropocene Formations: Environmental Security, Geopolitics and Disaster
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    Theory, Culture and Society 34(2/3). 233-252
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  6. Dalby, Simon
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    2017
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    Global Ecology, Social Nature, and Governance
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    Anthony Burke and Rita Parker eds. Global Insecurity: Futures of Chaos and Governance. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 103-117.
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  7. Dalby, Simon
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    2016
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    Is Canada’s economic future free of fossil fuels?
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    OpenCanada
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