His general research interests are the role of natural resources in armed conflict, climate change and security, natural hazards and development, and post-conflict economic recovery.
Before joining UiA, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science – United Nations University (JSPS-UNU) Postdoctoral Fellow at United Nations University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS). Webersik briefly worked as report writer for UNDP’s Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery. Before that, he worked at the Earth Institute at Columbia University where he was hosted by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). Following his doctorate, he was Assistant Professor of political science at Asmara University, Eritrea. He is holding a D.Phil. from Oxford University in political science and international relations where he studied the political economy of war and the role of natural resources in conflict in Somalia. In the past, Webersik worked in a number of conflict situations with UNDP, the UNHCR and UN OCHA.