• Middle East

    Our Middle East programme is based on the belief that a durable peace in the region can only be achieved through the active participation of those who are regarded as political or religious hardliners. We believe that, as long as the voices of non-convinced constituencies are not at the table, no sustainable solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict can be found. More

  • Political Dialogues

    The Helsinki Policy Forum is a political dialogue between parliamentarians, government officials and economic experts from the Arab/Muslim and Western worlds. The aim is to develop greater understanding and mutual respect to work towards addressing common challenges. The Tunisian Process... More


What we do

Forward Thinking is a proactive, demand-driven, facilitative organisation that works:
  • To promote a more inclusive peace process in the Middle East.
  • To facilitate political dialogues in, and between, the Arab/Muslim and Western worlds.
  • To promote in the UK, greater understanding and confidence between diverse grassroots Muslim communities and wider society.
Click here for a video of the Director, Oliver McTernan, speaking about the work of Forward Thinking.


William Sieghart and Sir Jeremy Greenstock travelled to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Ramallah and Hebron for a series of meetings with senior political and community leaders across the Israeli and Palestinian political spectrum, including Members of the Knesset, the Minister of Education and Higher Education within the Palestinian Authority and Members of the Palestinian Democratic Alliance.   Discussions focused variously [...]

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On the 29th of September Forward Thinking held a workshop with Paul Alexander, a consultant in breakthrough agreements and former strategy negotiator for Google, at our offices in London. At the workshop Paul shared his experiences from the private sector and explored their relevance for the work of Forward Thinking. A wide range of topics [...]

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