Dr. Morada came to the U.S. on a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship in 1995 and earned his Ph.D. in 2002. He is professor of political science at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, in Quezon City.
A globally and locally engaged scholar and educator, Morada was very active in working with other scholars in promoting the Philippine Human Development Network, which published a top-rated and widely quoted report in 2005, focusing on peace, human security, and human development.
Moreover, Morada has published scholarly works on ASEAN and its external relations. He also organized the meetings of the ASEAN People’s Assembly (APA) in Manila in 2003-2007, a forum for dialogues among government officials, academics and think tanks, and civil society groups to share and exchange ideas, views, experiences, hopes, and anxieties in the ASEAN region.
Morada has an important international presence as well. In 2008, he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of The John Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Global Responsibility to Protect, a refereed journal devoted to the protection of peoples against genocide and mass atrocities around the world, and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect in Brisbane, Australia.