Dr. Christopher Sands is the director of the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a senior research professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced international Studies (SAIS). From 1993 to 2007, Dr. Sands was a fellow and director of Canada projects at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and from 2007 until 2016 he was a senior fellow and director of the Initiative on North American Competitiveness at the Hudson Institute. Dr. Sands taught North American comparative politics at American University’s School of Public Affairs (2005-2012) and as the G. Robert Ross Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University (2012-2017). Dr. Sands currently serves on the boards of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, the Canada-US Law Institute, the Institute for Research on Public Policy, and the Macdonald Laurier Institute.
Originally from Detroit, he earned his B.A. in political science from Macalester College, and an M.A. in international economics and a Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins University.