Ueli Staeger


PhD Researcher in International Relations & Political Science
Spoken languages
German, French, English, Arabic, Romanian
Areas of expertise
  • Regional integration
  • Development, cooperation and aid policies
  • Security and development
  • Governance, local and international
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • North Africa
  • West Africa
  • Central Asia
  • Eastern Europe and Russia

PhD Thesis


Title: Financing the African Union: A Theory of Diversified Resource Mobilization in International Organizations

PhD Supervisor: Stephanie Hofmann




Ueli researches the role of international organizations (IOs) in the provision of security, with a focus on the African Union. The focus of his dissertation lies on the mechanisms through which resource mobilization affects IO secretariats’ agency. Different case studies explore the diversification of African Union resource mobilization from member states and external partners in its regular budget, peace & security and infrastructure development at the AU Development Agency AUDA-NEPAD. Additional research interests include EU foreign policy in the post-Soviet space and Africa. Ueli’s work is published in the Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics and International Spectator. He has previously studied at SOAS, University of London, the College of Europe and University of Geneva.