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Expanding Our Roots: Dr. Fevzi Saraç

Expanding Our Roots: Global Conversations With 821 is an online interview series hosted by The 821 Project. The purpose of the series is to showcases the cultural diversity, global connections and social consciousness of the people of southeast Louisiana as well as those who work to expand southeast Louisiana’s roots to the world through works that promote social justice and global citizenship.

The series presents community organizers, community leaders and residents living in southeast Louisiana who come from different parts of the world or who work to promote global citizenship, multiculturalism and social justice in our regional community.

This interview is with Dr. Fevzi Saraç. Fevzi is a Turkish-American who has lived in Baton Rouge since 2013. He first moved to the United States in 2007, spending 6 years in New York before coming to Louisiana. Since coming to Baton Rouge, he has attained his PhD in Political Science from Louisiana State University, and currently teaches political science courses at LSU.

Fevzi believes that polarization is one of the biggest problems in the contemporary world, a belief that influences his participation in interfaith and intercultural dialogue activities in Louisiana and beyond. He has served as a board member for the Atlas Foundation since 2014.

To learn more about The Atlas Foundation, visit

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