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 Programme, which together create a global community to advance fairer, healthier, and more inclusive societies.


AFRE is based at Columbia University in New York City

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.