Professor Melissa Lane is a Professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, and an affiliated faculty member in the Princeton Departments of Classics and Philosophy.  Particularly well known for her work on ancient political thought, her recent book Eco-Republic: Ancient Thinking for a Green Age (Peter Lang, 2011; published in the US in 2012 by Princeton University Press as Eco-Republic: What the Ancients Can Teach Us about Ethics, Virtue, and Sustainable Living) has had a wide impact. Since 2010 she has been a Senior Associate of the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Director of the Program in Values and Public Life at the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University. She was awarded a Fellowship of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2012 for research on ancient Greek philosophy and its modern significance.  


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