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Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity

AFSEE Celebrates the Legacy of Chuck Feeney

Jun 27, 2024

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE) programme hosted a special event at the London School of Economics and Political Science on Thursday 6 June to celebrate the legacy of Chuck Feeney, the founder of Atlantic Philanthropies, whose gift funded the establishment of the AFSEE programme and our six sister programmes. The event was attended by members of the AFSEE, LSE, and Atlantic Fellows communities, and Chuck’s friends and family.

The special event included opening remarks from Dr Claire Gordon, Chair of the AFSEE Governing Board and a panel discussion with AFSEE Executive Director Professor Armine Ishkanian; President and CEO of the Atlantic Philanthropies, Christopher Oechsli; Former Chair of the Atlantic Philanthropies Board, Peter Smitham; and AFSEE Senior Fellow Kevin Liverpool. The panel discussed Chuck's vision for the Atlantic Fellowships and how his legacy can be seen through the work of AFSEE, AFSEE Fellows, and the wider Atlantic Fellows community.

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Professor Armine Ishkanian leading the panel session at the event on 6 June 2024.
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Launch of the AFSEE mini-exhibition on 6 June 2024.

The event also launched an AFSEE mini-exhibition showcasing Chuck’s legacy through the incredible work that AFSEE Fellows are doing to tackle social and economic inequalities globally. The exhibition features 18 AFSEE Fellows working on the following six themes: Climate Justice, Decolonisation, Gender Equity, Human Rights, Fiscal Justice, and Youth Empowerment. After the special event, the mini-exhibition will be displayed in the Centre Building on LSE Campus in London, UK.

Watch the highlights of the event:

Chuck Feeney's visionary and generous legacy will live on through the global community of Atlantic fellowship programmes that he endowed across the world to build a generation of leaders working to build fairer, healthier, and more inclusive societies.

Dr Claire Gordon, Chair of AFSEE Governing Board

Image Credits: Photos by Maria Moore


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