Sidney Jones is the Director of the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict, Jakarta. From 2002 to 2013, she worked with the International Crisis Group, first as Southeast Asia project director, then from 2007 as senior adviser to the Asia program. Before joining Crisis Group, she worked for the Ford Foundation in Jakarta and New York; Amnesty International in London as the Indonesia–Philippines–Pacific researcher; and Human Rights Watch in New York as the Asia Director. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania. She lived in Shiraz, Iran, for one year as a university student, and studied Arabic in Cairo and Tunisia. She received an honorary doctorate in 2006 from the New School in New York.