Building a Just and Equitable World

We work to build just and equitable communities in the United States and South Africa by supporting accomplished leaders from diverse backgrounds fighting for racial equity and justice.


The Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE) is one of seven interconnected Atlantic Fellows programmes, which together create a global community to advance fairer, healthier, and more inclusive societies.


We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Class of Fellows.

AFRE is based at Columbia University in the City of new york

and the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity acknowledges and pays respect to the Indigenous people

and the lands upon which our programme resides and is delivered.