Faculty Expert Profile

Christopher Sands

  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • Director of the Center for Canadian Studies


  • School of Advanced International Studies
  • Center for Canadian Studies

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Christopher Sands is an adjunct lecturer, director of the Center for Canadian Studies, and faculty lead for Technology and Culture at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). 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 also director of the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and staff director for the Wilson Task Force on Public Health and the U.S. - Canadian Border. He is co-host of the Canusa Street podcast, and a regular on the Wilson Center's Americas 360 podcast.

Sands' latest book is "Canada and the United States: Differences that Count 5th edition" with David M. Thomas 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 currently serves as a member of the executive council of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States.

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