Sophie Block is the Middle East Programme Officer at Forward Thinking.

She studied History and Politics at the University of Warwick, spending a year studying Arabic in Jerusalem. After working for a short period in the private sector, Sophie undertook an MA in international Relations of the Middle east at Durham University, before going on to work for a British NGO in Iraq. She then spent a year working for a humanitarian analysis organisation in Geneva, focusing on humanitarian crises in the Middle East, as well as humanitarian risk analysis.