Philipp Verpoort

Philipp Verpoort

Role: Co-director
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Languages: English, German, a bit of French and Dutch

Having contributed to several workshops and conferences on Populism and Brexit in 2016, and also having organised the initiative NousSommes.EU to help diversify the debate around the French Presidential Elections across Europe in 2017, Philipp understood very soon that an alternative political system is needed to transform our society into a place of more fairness, equality, and respect. He joined the Sortition Foundation in 2017 and has since been involved with the writing of proposals and grant applications for local Citizens' Assemblies in Cambridgeshire. Since October 2018, Philipp has also been one of the Directors of the organisation, and has since made many valuable contributions to our work. Outside of his Sortition life, Philipp is working on his PhD in Theoretical Physics, at the University of Cambridge, and is a member of the Global Shapers Hub in Cambridge, which is an initiative of the World Economic Forum.