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Team Member

Dr. Christopher Sands

Network Coordinator

Dr. Christopher Sands is the Director of the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Senior Research Professor of Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), both in Washington, DC. Previously, he taught as the G. Robert Ross Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University (2012-2017) and as an adjunct professor at the American University School of Public Affairs (2005-2012). Dr. Sands began his career as a policy research scholar, and is a non-resident Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) the Washington think tank where he was a resident specialist on Canadian affairs from 1993 until 2002. Previously, Sands was a Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute (2007-2016) and Director for Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation for the International Republican Institute (2002-2007) a core institute of the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy. His policy research has been published by think tanks in Canada and the United States including the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution, the C.D. Howe Institute, the Fraser Institute, the Institute for Research on Public Policy, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, and the Migration Policy Institute.