About us

The international Special Exploratory Committee of the Public Opinion Platform (POP SpEC) is identifying the most feasible ways, most favourable locations as well as human and material resources for implementation. 
Its current members are:


Diana Wallis 

Diana Wallis is President of the European Law Institute, Vienna, Member of the Board of Trustees of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London, Mediator on CEDR commercial panel, London, and Senior Fellow in Law at the University of Hull. She is former Member and Vice-President of the European Parliament.


Geza Tessenyi 

Geza Tessenyi is the initiator and main designer of the Public Opinion Platform and founding President of The Intercivil Society of London. Earlier, he was founder and first President of the Intercultural Leadership School, Rome, and Head of Refugee Law and Secretary of the Committee on Asylum, Refugees and Stateless Persons at the Council of Europe.


Bruno Kaufmann  

Bruno Kaufmann is a broadcast journalist and world democracy reporter based in Falun, Sweden, where he chairs the local election commission. He has published widely on active citizenship and participatory democracy. He chairs the Initiative and Referendum Institute Europe and co-chairs the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy.


Nicolas K. Blanchard

Nicolas K. Blanchard is a mathematician, currently doing his PhD on dynamic clustering at Paris VII University and working on Voting Theory. He joined the Random Sample Voting Project to find methods to fight against vote selling, and then POP to see how new voting tools could be used in practice. He has just written a popularization book on the use of randomness in politics.


Gudmundur Alfredsson

Gudmundur Alfredsson is Professor at China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook of Polar Law and of the International Journal of Group and Minority Rights. Formerly, he was Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund University and Legal Officer at the UN Secretariat in New York and Geneva.

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