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Meet Atty. Chad Patrick Osorio, Contributing Editor, The Netherlands

Attorney Chad Patrick Osorio is an international academic and lawyer-economist, advocating for human and environmental rights.

Chad is a PhD candidate at Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands, for Environmental Economics and Law. As a full scholar of the French government, Chad received his Master II Business, Law & Economics at the top of his class, mention très bien, at L’Université d'Aix-Marseille, France.

He also holds a Juris Doctor and a BA Psychology degree, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Chad is Senior Lecturer at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, teaching Intermediate Environmental Economics, Microeconomic Theory and Consumption, and Economics of Law and Regulation. At the same time, he teaches Criminal Psychology and Legal Terminology for Careerline Courses, with students from Asia, Australia, Europe and the US. He was also former Professorial Lecturer for Public International Law at the UNO-R School of Law.


Prior to his admission as a member of the Philippine Bar, he has worked as a United Nations Legal Intern in Cambodia with the Virtual Tribunal, under its international public affairs division. He spent three years as Research Associate at UP Law Center's Institute of International Legal Studies. He was Technical Consultant for Security Reforms and

Governance at The Asia Foundation on special international law topics.

Chad was hailed as 2022 Global AI Ambassador by SwissCognitive, comprising top 51 experts and thought leaders on artificial intelligence from around the world. He is Co-Founder and Chief Legal Officer of Sociov, a datadriven start-up tech platform for coaching & mentoring, as well as Co-Founder of 1407 Graymalkin Group. Chad is strategic business operations consultant for a select number of national and international firms and institutions. From 2021 to 2023, he was also on the Roster of Consultants for Legal Services for Development, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. At present, he sits at the Board of the Wageningen School of Social Sciences.


Chad topped the Peter Drucker Challenge in 2022, invited on an all-expense paid trip at the Hofsburg Imperial Palace in Vienna, Austria to receive the award. He was also an integral part of Team MOKA, a woman-led, multicultural, cross-disciplinary team which won 10 out of the 14 awards at the 2022 HPHR (Harvard Public Health Review) Hackathon. In 2017, he was named the first Filipino recipient of the Eisaku Sato Award for Brilliance, a global essay competition supported by the United Nations University and Prime Minister Sato’s Nobel Peace Prize.

As a prolific writer, Chad is contributing author to a number of national and international publications, including the German Commission for UNESCO’s Fair Culture Journal, the Asia-Pacific Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, the Handbook of Homeland Security, and the Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Global Security Studies.

Chad has been invited to speak at various international events, notably as plenary speaker for the International Conference on Human Rights and Peace & Conflict (Thailand), as keynote s

peaker for the ASEAN Youth Leaders' Association (Viet Nam), and as facilitator for Asian Development Bank’s Youth for Asia (Japan), among many others. He has given guest lectures for top higher education institutions in the Philippines and abroad.

From 2020 to 2022, Chad served as (Presiding) Judge for Preliminaries for the Northern European Rounds of the Price Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the University of Paris Descartes and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Oxford University.


As a student leader, Chad has been awarded the 2018 Huwarang Kabataang Lumbeño

(Exemplary Youth Award) and the 2015 Gawad Felicisimo T. San Luis for the Most Outstanding Youth of Laguna. He is also an international award-winning photographer-artist, his works on exhibit at Harvard Law School, US, as well as the 2017

United Nations Conference of Parties in Bonn, Germany, among others.

Chad is active in environmental and community initiatives, and devotes his spare time volunteering in underserved, underprivileged communities by sharing his knowledge, skills and experience to promote empowerment and inclusive development.


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