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Christopher Sands

  • Acting director of the Latin American Studies Program
  • Director of the Center for Canadian Studies
  • Senior research professor in the School of Advanced International Studies


  • School of Advanced International Studies
  • Center for Canadian Studies

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Christopher Sands is a senior research professor and director of the Center for Canadian Studies who has also been interim director of the Latin American Studies Program. Sands teaches courses on Federalism and International Relations, Middle Power Diplomacy, the Politics of North American Economic Integration, and an annual Policy Consulting Practicum in which students work as a consulting team to advise a Canadian government on policy analysis, evaluation, and design.

Sands is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and a nonresident 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.

In 2019 Sands and David Carment co-edited the book "Canada-US Relations: Sovereignty or Shared Institutions?" He is a member of the editorial boards for three journals: Canadian Foreign Policy, Canadian American Public Policy, and the Borders in Globalization Review. Sands was also elected in 2019 to a second two-year term as a member of the executive council of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States.

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