Moritz Haegi MA
PhD candidate
Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät

PhD candidate

Moritz Haegi is a PhD researcher at the University of Basel’s Near and Middle Eastern Studies program. He holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID) and a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of St. Gallen. Prior to his PhD, Moritz worked for the Swiss Foreign Ministry and the United Nations. He has regularly contributed to the discourse on Israel/Palestine and has lived in Israel/Palestine, Switzerland, the United States and Latin America.

Disparate Realities: Civil Society NGOs and the Gradual Establishment of Mobility and Resource Segregation in the Occupied West Bank, 1993-2021

Moritz Haegi’s PhD project examines the impact of the gradually established regime of mobility and resource segregation in the post-Oslo West Bank on the role and activities of Palestinian civil society organizations. Based on ethnographic, historical and theoretical research, the inquiry seeks to elaborate on how the oscillating relation between settler colonial intentions and colonial modes of domination has shaped the realities of these organizations amid a shrinking civil space between military rule and weak yet oppressive local governance.