Robert Lange studied at the California Institute of Technology and received his doctorate in theoretical physics from Harvard in 1963. After a period at Oxford he joined the faculty of Brandeis University. Since 1968 he has worked for opportunities in science for those traditionally excluded; full time since 1986 after teaching physics in Tanzania. He is president of the ICSEE with projects in Zanzibar, Grenada, Eritrea, and urban U.S. Since attending the 1997 symposium, the Black Sea in Crisis, convened by the Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch, he has been developing activities to involve religious and scientific leaders working together with students and teachers.