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Mr. Marcos F. Soler

Mr. Marcos Soler is the Deputy Executive Director (DED) for Policy and Strategic Initiatives at the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB). He joined the CCRB in 2001. The CCRB is the largest civilian oversight agency in the United States. As DED, he oversees the preparation of qualitative and quantitative analyses, policy memoranda, monthly and semi-annual reports and public testimony. He designs and monitors the implementation of organizational strategies and policy initiatives for the Board. During the past twelve years, he has presented his research on civilian oversight of law enforcement to domestic and international audiences.

Marcos is a graduate of the New York City Leadership Institute, which is the main organizational and executive development program for City’s executives and senior managers. As part of this program, he conceptualized and developed policy initiatives concerning behavioral assessment and recidivism for the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice.

Marcos is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York). Since 2005, he has taught senior seminars on judicial policies and processes, civil rights and liberties, and constitutional politics. Since 2011, he has been a Visiting Professor of Constitutionalism at the Technical University of Dresden (Germany).

Marcos served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) from 2009 to 2012. He was NACOLE’s Treasurer and Chair of the Membership Development and Outreach Committee and served on the Finance and Strategic Planning Committees.

Marcos is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at The New School, New York, where he also earned a MS in Management and Policy Analysis. He began his undergraduate education in Europe studying philosophy and law. He obtained graduate degrees in Legal Theory (LLM), Constitutional Law (Diploma), Law and Society (MA), and Jurisprudence (Ph.D.). He was a Research Fellow in Jurisprudence at the University of Valencia Law School (Spain) and at the Spanish Center for Constitutional and Political Studies (Madrid, Spain).

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