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

I research how international organizations (IOs) shape the provision of security in Africa. 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.

In my free time, I love hiking 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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