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Simon Dalby

Adjunct Professor

Degrees:B.A., Trinity College Dublin, M.A., Victoria, Ph.D., Simon Fraser
Phone:613-520-2600 x 8741
Office:B450B Loeb Building


Educated in Trinity College, Dublin, the University of Victoria and with a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University, Simon Dalby joined the faculty in 1993. He is author of the Creating The Second Cold War (London, Pinter and New York, Guilford 1990) and Environmental Security (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 2002) and coeditor of The Geopolitics Reader 2 nd edition, (London and New York: Routledge, 2006). “Simon Dalby’s latest book is Security and Environmental Change, published by Polity Press in Cambridge in 2009 ( He is also co-editor of the scholarly journal Geopolitics ( If you wish to contact him about either the book or the journal please email him at

Research Interests

  • Critical geopolitics
  • Environmental security
  • Globalization
  • Empire

2012-2013 Courses

  • GEOG 2600 [Geography Behind the Headlines]
  • GEOG 4024 [Seminar in Globalization]
  • GEOG 5000 [Approaches to Geographical Inquiry]
  • GEOG 5400 [Territory and Territoriality]


Please see Simon Dalby’s website for up-to-date publications at


  • Association of American Geographers
  • Canadian Association of Geographers
  • International Studies Association

Recent Graduate Supervisions

Please see Simon Dalby’s webpage for up-to-date list of graduate supervisions at