Expanding Our Roots: Scott Tilton



"Expanding Our Roots: Global Conversations With 821" is an online interview series hosted by The 821 Project. The purpose of the series is to showcase 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 Scott Tilton. Scott Tilton is the Co-Founder and Director of the NOUS Foundation. Scott was born in New Orleans where he grew up learning French and Creole. He lived the past several years in Paris where he worked as a public sector consultant at EY France, notably on projects for the European Union and the French government. While in France, Scott launched an initiative that saw Louisiana become the first US state to join the International Organization of the Francophonie. Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia as well as a master’s degree in International Relations from Sciences Po Paris.


This interview was recorded on January 19, 2021.

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