Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity

Challenging inequality requires courage, compassion, commitment - and knowledge 

We see an urgent need to harness the potential of thousands of thinkers and doers addressing inequalities in the world, and we believe that in coming together to imagine, provoke, innovate and collaborate, their collective impact will be greater.

Christopher G. Oechsli, president and CEO, The Atlantic Philanthropies, and board chair of the Atlantic Institute

Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity, housed at LSE's International Inequalities Institute, is an innovative funded fellowship that brings together activists, policy-makers and movement-builders from around the world to explore and challenge the root causes of inequality. 

This is a fellowship that goes far beyond a conventional academic programme. Because we believe in the power of collective leadership to create imaginative and bold solutions to inequality, we are building a transformative community, driven by shared values. 

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is a home for thinkers, doers and change-makers whose unique insights and experience will help to shape and inform the International Inequalities Institute’s research. They are people with courage, commitment and compassion who are envisioning just and equitable alternatives to today’s deeply unjust and unequal world. 

The programme is supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies via an unprecedented £64 million, 20-year grant aimed at building a catalytic and long-term community of 400 fellows. It is one of seven Atlantic Fellowships worldwide working to create a global community to advance fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies. 

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