Welcome! I’m a Research and Teaching Fellow (Maître-Assistant) in International Relations and Security at the University of Geneva. In July 2021, I defended my PhD thesis in International Relations/Political Science at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva, summa cum laude.
I research how international organizations (IOs) shape the provision of security, with a focus on the African Union. My focus lies on the resource mobilization relationships of IOs with member states and external partners. In my doctoral dissertation, I theorize the effects of diversified IO funding on the agency of IO secretariats.
My research is published in the Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics, International Spectator and by Routledge.
Occasionally, I provide media commentary on African international relations and work as a consultant on IO funding and African Union affairs.
In my free time, I love to hike in the mountains – it runs in the family.
Contact me on ueli.staeger [at] graduateinstitute.ch or find me on Twitter.
- AUDA-NEPAD: Does money and focus equal ownership and trade?
- How member states and partners impede the African Union’s quest for financial autonomy
- “Should I do a PhD?” Questions for prospective doctoral students in IR/political science
- ISA International Organization Section – Lawrence S. Finkelstein Prize
- Launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area