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.
- 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