Keynote Speaker

Dr. Solon Simmons

Headshot of Dr. Solon Simmons

Solon Simmons is an Associate Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at the Carter School at George Mason University, with a PhD in sociology. He is the author of Root Narrative Theory and Conflict Resolution (Routledge, 2020), The Eclipse of Equality: Arguing America on Meet the Press (Stanford University Press, 2013) and Professors and Their Politics with Neil Gross (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). He served as interim dean for the Carter School in 2013, and Vice President for Global Strategy for George Mason from 2014–2017. At the Carter School, he teaches classes on conflict theory, narrative, media, discourse and conflict, human rights, quantitative and qualitative methodology, global conflict, and critical theory.