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Christopher Sands

Senior Fellow

Christopher Sands is a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute, where he directs the Initiative on North American Competitiveness and concentrates on regional economic integration and policy coordination. He has written extensively on policy conflict and coordination related to manufacturing, the automotive industry, energy, labor markets, regulation and border security.

Sands is also Senior Research Professor and Director of the Center for Canadian Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the G. Robert Ross Distinguished Professor of Canada-U.S. Business and Economic Relations at Western Washington University. He has taught at the American University School of Public Affairs, and has lectured at the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State and for the US Department of Homeland Security.

In 1999-2000, Sands was a Fulbright Scholar and visiting fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa. Dr. Sands holds a B.A. in political science from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Canadian studies and international economics from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, and the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States.

Sands currently serves as treasurer and a member of the executive committee for the Canadian Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. He is a member of the research advisory board of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute in Ottawa, and a member of the advisory board of the Canada-United States Law Institute jointly established by the law schools of Case Western Reserve University and the University of Western Ontario. He is a fellow of the Border Policy Research Institute in Bellingham, Washington and of the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, Texas.

Christopher Sands has been interviewed by NBC, CNN, CNN International, Fox News Channel, NPR, the BBC, and Canadian networks: CBC, CTV, Report on Business Television, and Global television news. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and Canadian publications Maclean’s magazine, the Globe and Mail, and the National Post.

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Christopher Sands quoted in CBC News on next steps for the Keystone XL pipeline

Christopher Sands’ testimony cited in Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s report on North American relations

Christopher Sands quoted in Canadian Business on the Detroit-Windsor Bridge

Christopher Sands quoted in Maclean’s Magazine on US-Canada trade relations after the Keystone Pipeline vote

Christopher Sands featured in CBC in an article about the Keystone XL Pipeline

Christopher Sands quoted in the Calgary Herald on Alberta Premier Jim Prentice’s efforts on the Keystone XL pipeline

Christopher Sands quoted in The Canadian Press on Congress’s perception of Canada

Christopher Sands quoted in The Canadian Press on the U.S.‘s views on Canada’s Arctic policies

Christoper Sands quoted in CBC News (Canada) on the Keystone XL Pipeline and campaign

Christopher Sands quoted in Sun News (Canada) on the Canadian Prime Minister’s foreign policy

Christopher Sands quoted in The Canadian Press on the Canada Border Services Agency and cross-border information exchanges

Christopher Sands quoted in Alberta Oil Magazine on Canada’s National Energy Program