Julian is the Political Dialogues Director and Helsinki Policy Forum Manager for Forward Thinking.  Julian is responsible for overseeing Forward Thinking’s political dialogues in the Gulf-MENA region, including Egypt, Libya and Tunisia as well as the Helsinki Policy Forum.  At Forward Thinking Julian has also managed the Nyon Process (2010-2014), the Tunisian Political Pluralism Dialogue Process (2012-2014), and the Egyptian Economic Political Dialogue Process (2012-2013). Julian has also worked as a senior Middle East analyst for a political risk and strategic advisory firm (2009-10); and studied Arabic and worked as a freelance journalist in Damascus (2008-9).