Jaffrey was appointed director of IPAC in June 2021. She has been a scholar of Indonesian politics for the past 13 years. During her appointment at the World Bank (2008-2013), she led the implementation of the National Violence Monitoring System (NVMS) data project in Indonesia. She has previously served as a research fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion and Democracy-PUSAD Paramadina, Jakarta (2015-2017); and a postdoctoral fellow at the National University of Singapore (2019-2020). Jaffrey received her PhD in political science from the University of Chicago in 2019. Her dissertation on vigilantism in Indonesia was awarded the 2020 prize for best dissertation fieldwork from the American Political Science Association. She has an MA from the University of Michigan and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her role at IPAC, Jaffrey is a nonresident scholar in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Jones founded IPAC in 2013 and served as director until stepping down in June 2021. She continues to serve as senior advisor. Between 2002 and 2013, Jones 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 (1977-84); Amnesty International in London as the Indonesia-Philippines-Pacific researcher (1985-88); and Human Rights Watch in New York as the Asia director (1989-2002). She holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. 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. In addition to an ongoing role at IPAC, Jones is teaching, writing and reconnecting with her old neighbourhood in Brooklyn.
Dyah Ayu Kartika (Kathy) joined IPAC in 2020 as an analyst focusing on gender and violent extremism. She previously worked as a researcher for Indonesia’s National Commission on Anti-Violence against Women-Komnas Perempuan (2017) and the Center for the Study of Religion and Democracy-PUSAD Paramadina (2018-2019). She also took part as a fellow for New Mandala, an academic blog hosted by the Australian National University, to provide analysis on gender issues during Indonesia’s 2019 election. Kathy received her MA from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University in 2016, and Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Indonesia in 2014.
Deka Anwar joined IPAC in February 2017 and since then has authored and co-authored multiple reports with focuses ranging from regional foreign policies, transnational terrorism and cross-border kidnaping, and ethnic conflict in Indonesia. He previously worked as project officer in Search for Common Ground Indonesia, coordinating the high-risk prisoners disengagement programme through profiling and training on trainers with the Directorate General of Corrections (2014). He had six-months internship programme with the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in the Philippines (2015), and had the opportunity of observing MILF and MNLF peace negotiations with the Government, and building networks with actors critical to Bangsamoro peace process. Deka received his master’s degree (MSSc) from Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University in 2016, and a Bachelor of Political Science from University of Gadjah International Relations Department in 2013.
Research and Finance Manager
Embun Maharani joined IPAC in 2021. She has more than ten years of experience in collecting and analysing large datasets, managing and training research teams, budgeting, financial management and administrative tasks. She previously worked at PT. Jasa Layanan Risetindo where she managed social and commercial research projects for international donors, private companies, and Indonesian Government. Maharani graduated from Padjadjaran University with a degree in Marine Sciences.