With Sidney Jones, Senior Adviser, Asia Program of the International Crisis Group and commentator, Andi Widjajanto, Lecturer at the University of Indonesia.
Sidney Jones is senior adviser to the Asia program of the International Crisis Group, based in Crisis Group’s South East Asia office in Jakarta. Before joining Crisis Group in 2002, she worked for the Ford Foundation in Jakarta and New York (1977-84); Amnesty International in London as the Indonesia-Philippines researcher (1985-88); and Human Rights Watch in New York as the Asia director (1989-2001). She holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and conducted doctoral research in Kediri, East Java on Nahdlatul Ulama — but never completed the degree. She lived in Shiraz, Iran for one year as a university student, 1971-72, and studied Arabic in Cairo and Tunisia. She received an honorary doctorate in 2006 from the New School in New York. A native of New York, she is now resident in Indonesia. Her areas of expertise include Islamic movements; sources of communal and ethnic conflict; and terrorism, all in Southeast Asia.
Andi Widjajanto is a lecturer at the University of Indonesia. He also serves as Academic Director of the Post Graduate Programme of Terrorism in International Security, Department of Indonesia, as well as Adviser of Security Sector Reform at Pacifis-University of Indonesia. He has written several books and articles on security reform including: Indonesia’s military reform (2004), Indonesia’s Defense Economics Reform (2006), State, Intelligence, and Fear (2006), Intelligence: Velox et Exactus (2006), Parliamentary Oversight of Defense Sectors (2007), Transforming Indonesia’s Armed Forces (2007), and State-Intelligence Relations: 1945-2004 (2008). He read International Relations at University of Indonesia, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and at the London School of Economics, United Kingdom. He also read at Defense and Security Studies at both the National Defense University, Washington DC and S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore.