Professor Melissa Lane joined the Politics Department in August 2009, as well as the Center’s Executive Committee. Her main works include Method and Politics in Plato’s Statesman, Plato’s Progeny: How Plato and Socrates still captivate the modern mind, and a new ‘Introduction’ to the Penguin Classics volume of Plato’s Republic (2007 edition). Her research and teaching interests focus on ancient Greek political thought and its modern reception. She also works on a broad range of topics in the history of political thought and in normative theory and public ethics. Before coming to Princeton, Professor Lane taught political thought in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge, where she was a Fellow of King’s College Cambridge and Associate Director of the College’s Centre for History and Economics (now a joint Centre/Center with Harvard University).