The Atlantic Institute
The Rhodes Trust announced a £75 million partnership in 2016 with The Atlantic Philanthropies, an international, limited-life foundation established by entrepreneur Charles F. Feeney.
The Rhodes Trust is now hosting the Atlantic Institute which works to connect the global Atlantic Fellows programs: www.atlanticfellows.org. The purpose of the new Institute is to be an occasional central convening and knowledge-sharing hub for the global network of Atlantic Fellows.
Dynamic, accomplished leaders and thinkers, Atlantic Fellows are researchers, teachers, health professionals, activists, scholars, entrepreneurs, artists, writers, government officials and others dedicated to tackling global challenges to health, equity, opportunity and inclusion.
“From its inception, Atlantic has invested in people and in their vision and ability to realise a better world,” Christopher G. Oechsli, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Atlantic Philanthropies.
The Atlantic Institute supports the global network of Atlantic Fellows throughout their careers with opportunities to connect, exchange ideas and further develop their skills as leaders and changemakers. The Atlantic Institute will also organise global convenings and offer annual innovation prizes for Atlantic Fellows and alumni to develop and implement creative and effective ideas. There are a total of six Atlantic Fellows programmes - the Global Brain Health Institute, the Racial Equity Program, the Equity Initiative, the Social Equity Program, the International Inequalities Institute, and Health Equity in South Africa.