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

I currently 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. Different case studies explore the African Union’s resource mobilization in its programme budget, peace & security and infrastructure development.

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.

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