We are a values-led global community


The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme, based at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is building a catalytic, values-led global community of people who are committed to using collective leadership to work towards social and economic justice for all.

Drawing on the insights of academic research, innovative social change strategies and the Fellows’ own experience and expertise, the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is empowering a new generation of change-makers, including practitioners, activists, researchers, policy-makers and campaigners, to work together across disciplines, backgrounds and borders. It aims to deepen the knowledge and practical skills that Fellows need to envision and explore alternatives to the world’s deeply unequal economic, political, legal and social structures.

The International Inequalities Institute, where the programme is based, brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead critical and cutting-edge research to understand why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges.

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme was established in 2017 with a landmark gift from the Atlantic Philanthropies. Over the next 20 years it will support over 400 Fellows drawn from both the global South and North.

The Atlantic Fellows Global Community

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is one of seven interconnected Atlantic Fellows programmes, which together create a global community to advance fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies.

Atlantic Fellows are thinkers and doers with innovative ideas and the courage, conviction and capacity to bring lasting and meaningful change to their communities and the world.

The Atlantic Institute, based in Oxford in the UK, supports Fellows throughout their careers with opportunities to meet, learn from one another and connect with the global Atlantic Fellows community.

The Atlantic Philanthropies

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is funded by a generous grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies. From its inception, The Atlantic Philanthropies has invested in people and in their vision, opportunity, and ability to realise a better world.

The Atlantic Philanthropies is investing over $600 million, alongside other partner organisations and governments, to support the work of the global network of thousands of Atlantic Fellows over the next two decades and beyond. This investment – in both the Atlantic Fellows and the institutions that will support and nurture them – is the foundation’s final and biggest bet ever.