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 politics of resource mobilization in IOs. In my doctoral dissertation, I theorized the effects of diversified IO funding on the agency of IO secretariats, through the case of the African Union.
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. I also work with public sector organisations, think tanks and civil society organisations on multilateralism, 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] unige.ch or find me on Twitter.
- The War in Ukraine and Institutional Complexity in European Security: Situating the EU’s New Strategic Compass
- Analysis of African Union decisions from February 2022: Wicked challenges in AU funding and reform, but an increasing commitment to paying up on time
- Policy brief: Overcoming APSA’s challenges through new approaches to collective security
- ECDPM Discussion Paper: Merging peace and politics: How will the African Union address the governance agenda?
- AUDA-NEPAD: Does money and focus equal ownership and trade?