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.


Select 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: IB 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

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