Welcome! I’m a PhD candidate in International Relations/Political Science at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

My current research focuses on how international organizations (IOs) shape the provision of security in Africa. I study the resource mobilization relationships of IOs with member states and external partners. In particular, I theorize the effects of diversified IO funding on the agenda and capacity of IO secretariats. My doctoral dissertation explores the African Union’s finances and reforms in peace & security and infrastructure development. You can read more about my research here.

My research is published in the Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS), West European Politics, International Spectator, and by Routledge.

Previously, I studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of University of London, the College of Europe (Bruges) and University of Geneva. I have worked in the policy/development world in Brussels and Palestine.

In my free time, I love hiking in the mountains – it runs in the family.

Contact: ueli.staeger [at] graduateinstitute.ch | Twitter: UeliStaeger

main-logo iheid