Melissa Lane

Melissa Lane

Melissa Lane

Professor of Politics and Director of the Program in Values and Public Life
Department of Politics, 245 Corwin Hall, Princeton NJ 08544-1012
p: 609-258-4860
Her interests include ancient Greek political thought and its modern reception as well as a broad range of topics in the history of political thought and in normative theory and public ethics. Her works include Eco-Republic (with Peter Lang, 2011); the introduction to Plato's Republic(Penguin Classics, 2007); Plato's Progeny: How Plato and Socrates Still Captivate the Modern Mind (2001); and Method and Politics in Plato's Statesman (1998). Lane's projects have focused on ancient ethics as a resource for thinking about sustainability, on the idea of the legislator in the history of political thought, security, compensation, authority, and accountability, and on the political theory of international migration and of the role of corporations. Ph.D. University of Cambridge.