Christopher Sands

Former Senior Fellow

At A Glance:

Christopher Sands was a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute, where he specializes on Canada and U.S.-Canadian relations.

Biography

Christopher Sands was a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute, where he directed 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.

Events
22
March 2016
Past Event
A New Global Energy Order?: The Geopolitics of America’s Shale Revolution
Featured Speakers:
Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS)
Mark P. Mills
Arthur Herman
Hannah Thoburn
Edward Chow
Brenda Shaffer
Nikos Tsafos
Anne Korin
Christopher Sands
Dov Zigler
22
March 2016
Past Event
A New Global Energy Order?: The Geopolitics of America’s Shale Revolution

This conference examined how U.S. oil and natural gas exports reshaped the balance of global energy power, and features remarks from Rep. Mike Pompeo.

Tuesday 8:45 - 3:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS)
Mark P. Mills
Arthur Herman
Hannah Thoburn
Edward Chow
Brenda Shaffer
Nikos Tsafos
Anne Korin
Christopher Sands
Dov Zigler
17
December 2015
Past Event
Maduro's Last Days? Venezuela's Transformative Elections
Featured Speakers:
Christopher Sands
Jaime Daremblum
Gustavo Coronel
Evan Ellis
Douglas Farah
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17
December 2015
Past Event
Maduro's Last Days? Venezuela's Transformative Elections

Gustavo Coronel, Evan Ellis, Douglas Farah, Christopher Sands, and Jaime Daremblum analyze the Venezuelan election results.

Thursday 11:30 - 2:00PM
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Featured Speakers:
Christopher Sands
Jaime Daremblum
Gustavo Coronel
Evan Ellis
Douglas Farah
16
July 2015
Past Event
Facing New Threats: Towards a Transatlantic Renewal
Featured Speakers:
Kenneth Weinstein
Ambassador Mark Green
Paulo Rangel
Mikuláš Dzurinda
Stephen Nix
Sandra Kalniete
Jeffrey Gedmin
David J. Kramer
Werner Fasslabend
Michael Benhamou
Michael Doran
Elliott Abrams
Davis Lewin
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard
Danuta Maria Hübner
Christopher Sands
Roland Freudenstein
Michael Pillsbury
Olin Wethington
Raquel Vaz Pinto
Benjamin Haddad
Paul McCarthy
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16
July 2015
Past Event
Facing New Threats: Towards a Transatlantic Renewal

The Transatlantic Think Tank Conference is a three-day event organized by Hudson Institute, IRI, and the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies.

Thursday 9:00 - 5:30PM
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Featured Speakers:
Kenneth Weinstein
Ambassador Mark Green
Paulo Rangel
Mikuláš Dzurinda
Stephen Nix
Sandra Kalniete
Jeffrey Gedmin
David J. Kramer
Werner Fasslabend
Michael Benhamou
Michael Doran
Elliott Abrams
Davis Lewin
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard
Danuta Maria Hübner
Christopher Sands
Roland Freudenstein
Michael Pillsbury
Olin Wethington
Raquel Vaz Pinto
Benjamin Haddad
Paul McCarthy
11
June 2015
Past Event
Argentina's Politics: Blood, Sweat, and Tears
Featured Speakers:
Dan Mariaschin
Christopher Sands
Hector Schamis
Gustavo Perednik
Rut Diamint
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11
June 2015
Past Event
Argentina's Politics: Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Hector Schamis, Gustavo Perednik, Rut Diamint and Christopher Sands discuss the economic and political challenges facing Argentina's next president.

Thursday 11:30 - 2:00PM
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Featured Speakers:
Dan Mariaschin
Christopher Sands
Hector Schamis
Gustavo Perednik
Rut Diamint
NASA astronaut Ronald Garan attached to the robotic arm Canadarm2 moves a failed ammonia pump module from a storage platform on the ISS to the cargo bay of the space shuttle Atlantis during a planned spacewalk July 12, 2011. (NASA via Getty Images)
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NASA astronaut Ronald Garan attached to the robotic arm Canadarm2 moves a failed ammonia pump module from a storage platform on the ISS to the cargo bay of the space shuttle Atlantis during a planned spacewalk July 12, 2011. (NASA via Getty Images)
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