Christopher Sands is Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute and is based in Washington, DC. There, he directs the Initiative on North American Competitiveness and concentrates on regional economic integration and policy coordination. Hudson Institute is an independent research organization promoting new ideas for the advancement of global security, prosperity and freedom.
Christopher 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.
Christopher 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. He is also a member of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States.
Christopher 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. He has written extensively on policy conflict and coordination related to manufacturing, the automotive industry, energy, labor markets, regulation and border security.
Christopher 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. In 1999-2000, Christopher was a Fulbright Scholar and visiting fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa.