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Smart Take | Ursula von der Leyen Wraps Visit to Canada

March 8, 20232:07

Canada Institute Director Christopher Sands summarizes the key take-aways from Ursula von der Leyen’s just concluded visit to Canada. He describes Canada and the EU's mutual interest in supporting Ukraine, addressing climate change through technology and trade, and supporting women’s leadership. The European Commission President arrives in Washington, DC on Friday, March 10.


Chris Sands

Christopher Sands

Director, Canada Institute

Christopher Sands, PhD, Director of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute, is an internationally renowned specialist on Canada and US-Canadian relations. He is also an adjunct professor of Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He regularly gives testimony to the U.S. Congress and the Canadian Parliament, is a widely quoted source on Canadian and has published extensively over a career of more than 25 years in Washington think tanks.

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