Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law Stanford University

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) engages in research, training, and teaching, and organizes intellectual and policy dialogues aimed at increasing public understanding of economic and political development. Founded in 2002, CDDRL has collaborated with scholars, policymakers, and practitioners around the world to advance collective knowledge about the linkages between democracy, sustainable economic development, human rights, and the rule of law.


Faculty Positions at CDDRL

There are currently no faculty openings.

Research Staff Positions at CDDRL


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Staff Positions at CDDRL

There are currently no staff openings.

Stanford Student Positions at CDDRL



Arabic Speaking Research Assistant - Adi Greif

Adi Greif, a graduate student visiting CDDRL from Yale University is looking for a research assistant to help summarize documents on gender in the Middle East and West Africa. Expert reading knowledge of either Arabic or French is required.


Research Assistant - Human Trafficking Vulnerability Survey

Our project on Human Trafficking Vulnerability in Nepal is seeking to hire an undergraduate student to join their team that currently spans across the U.S. and Nepal.  This is a policy evaluation project, which examines the impact of different forms of anti-trafficking narratives (for example, graphic novels and radio dramatization), as well as different types of messages, on attitudes and behaviors pertaining to human trafficking.


Research Assistant - Liberation Technology 

LibTech is seeking to hire an undergraduate student to assist in analyzing a large volume of opinion articles using natural language processing software. The main purpose of this work will be to explore if there are systematic differences in how authors write about government programs that are implemented in rural and urban areas of India, and also with respect to programs that affect the poor versus others. 


Work Study

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is seeking a Federal Work Study student who will be available to commit 5-10 hours per week to assist our center with a variety of tasks.


Other Student Job Opportunities 

There are currently openings.