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Christopher Sands

Christopher Sands

Adjunct Lecturer

Director, Center for Canadian Studies

Faculty Lead, Technology and Culture

About

Christopher Sands is the Director of the Center for Canadian Studies and Faculty Lead for Technology and Culture. From 2019 until 2021, he served as Interim Director of the Latin American Studies Program at SAIS.

Dr. Sands is Director of the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and staff director for the Wilson Task Force on Public Health and the U.S. - Canadian Border. He is co-host (with Maryscott Greenwood) of the Canusa Street podcast, and a regular on the Wilson Center’s Americas 360 podcast.

Dr. Sands’ latest book is Canada and the United States: Differences that Count 5th edition with David M. Thomas (University of Toronto Press, 2022). He is a member of the editorial board for Canadian Foreign Policy Journal and a board member of the Montreal-based Institute for Research on Public Policy.

Sands earned a B.A. in political science from Macalester College, and his M.A. in international economics (1994) and Ph.D. in international relations and Canadian Studies (2009) from Johns Hopkins SAIS. He was a Fulbright Visiting Research Fellow at Carleton University’ Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (1999 – 2000).


Fall 2015 
Spring 2017 
Fall 2016 
Spring 2015 

Expertise

Regions

  • Canada
  • North America
  • Americas

Topics

  • Trade
  • International Relations
  • International Security
  • Political Economy
  • Regional Integration

Languages

  • French

In the News

The opposite of a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

Christopher Sands hosted Canusa Street podcast, 12/22

From Nova Scotia with love.

Christopher Sands hosted Canusa Street podcast, 12/10

Electric vehicles on Canusa Street.

Christopher Sands hosted Canusa Street podcast, 11/16

Trucks, trains, and supply chains oh my!

Christopher Sands hosted Canusa Street podcast, 11/05

A new ambassador to Canada.

Christopher Sands hosted Canusa Street podcast, 11/03

Oh cannabis!

Christopher Sands hosted The Canusa Street podcast, 08/24

The great divide at the border.

Christopher Sands hosted The Canusa Street podcast, 08/12

To the borderline, with Rep. Brian Higgins.

Christopher Sands hosted The Canusa Street podcast, 08/12

Unmarked graves: Past and present challenges for indigenous communities of the Americas.

Christopher Sands interviewed on Wilson Center’s Americas 360 podcast, 07/21

A winning bet: The USMCA at one year.

Christopher Sands wrote for Wilson Center, 07/15

USMCA at one Year – happy birthday?

Christopher Sands interviewed on Wilson Center’s Americas 360 podcast, 07/01