Melissa Lane is the Class of 1943 Professor of Politics at Princeton, where she is also associated faculty in Classics and Philosophy. Her books include The Birth of Politics (Princeton); Eco-Republic: What the Ancients Can Teach Us about Ethics, Virtue, and Sustainable Living (Princeton); Plato’s Progeny: How Plato and Socrates Still Captivate the Modern Mind (Duckworth); and Method and Politics in Plato’s Statesman (Cambridge). She is co-convenor of the Princeton Climate Futures Initiative and was for many years a faculty contributor to the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership. She has published on ethics of science and democracy in the journals Episteme and Politics, Philosophy and Economics; on classics and sustainability in her book Eco-Republic (PUP 2012), and on ancient political thought more broadly in several monographs, edited collections, and many articles. She is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow and was in July-August 2015 the Hood Fellow at the University of Auckland, where she also delivered the annual Chapman Lecture in Politics.