Isabelle Arradon

Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research
Brussels, Belgium

Crisis Group Role

As Director of Research, Isabelle Arradon leads on Early Warning and Horizon Scanning. She oversees the production of the global conflict tracker CrisisWatch designed to help decision-makers prevent deadly violence by keeping them up-to-date with developments in over 70 countries and conflict areas, and alerting them to risks of escalation and opportunities to advance peace. She is also responsible for the policy review and delivery of French publications, and production of the organisation’s annual strategic plans. As part of her role, Isabelle set up Crisis Group’s workstream on Gender and Conflict in 2016-2019.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Crisis Group​ in August 2014​, Isabelle served for over a decade at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International where she held the positions of Asia Pacific Deputy Director, Senior Research Adviser and South East Asia Researcher. During that time, she conducted numerous fact-finding and advocacy missions, including in Egypt, Myanmar, ​the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. In 2002-2003, Isabelle worked for Peace Brigades International providing protective accompaniment to civil society activists at risk during Aceh’s armed conflict. Previously she was a lecturer at Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Isabelle holds an MA in International Law and Politics from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences-Po) in Bordeaux, France.

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