Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity
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, and over the next 20 years will support over 400 Fellows drawn from both the global South and global 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 seven programmes are supported by two further elements of the global community:
The Atlantic Institute
Based in Oxford, UK, the Atlantic Institute supports Fellows throughout their careers with opportunities to meet, learn from one another and connect with the global Atlantic Fellows community.
Images, symbols and stories reflect deep narratives about our world and who we are. Narratives can lead a nation to war and keep communities in poverty, but they can also dismantle bias and energize movements. The Narrative Initiative is a training and networking resource for Atlantic Fellows and social change leaders. The Initiative will develop Fellows’ understanding and capacity to use culture, language and stories that move hearts and minds.
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 will invest 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.