Melissa Lane

Melissa Lane

Professor of Politics and Director of the Program in Values and Public Life
Melissa Lane

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.

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Department of Politics, 245 Corwin Hall, Princeton NJ 08544-1012
p: 609-258-4860

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