Christopher Sands is Senior Research Professor and Director of the Center for Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. Dr. Sands has been a member of the Research Advisory Board for the Macdonald Laurier Institute since its founding in 2010. He also currently a nonresident Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies where he directed Canada projects from 1993 until 2007.

Previously he was a Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute (2007-2016), the G. Robert Ross Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University (2012-2017), and Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University (2005-2012).

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Sands earned a 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.