Sidney Jones is director of the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict in Jakarta. She previously worked for the International Crisis Group in Jakarta as senior adviser (2007-13) and Southeast Asia project director (2002-07). Between 1989 and 2002, Jones was executive director, Asia Division at Human Rights Watch in New York. An expert on conflict and extremism in South-East Asia, particularly Indonesia, Jones received an honorary doctorate from the New School in New York in 2006.
She was awarded an MA (1976) in international relations and a BA (1974) in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
In the Winter Term 2016/17 she will be teaching a course on " Govern, Civil Society and Violent Extremism" at the School of Public Policy.