(Honorary) Research Fellow
PhD International Relations
MA International Studies (International Peacekeeping)
BSc (Joint Honours) Economics and Political Science
- Responsibility to protect and protection of civilians in armed conflict
- Peace operations
- Governance, security and justice reform in conflict-affected societies
- African Security
- Organisational learning, impact assessment and monitoring and evaluation in peacebuilding and development programming
Dr Charles T. Hunt is Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Research and the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University, Australia, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. His research focuses on the relationship between R2P and peace operations, including specific interests in the protection of civilians and a range of peacebuilding programs focused on security and justice sector reform. He was formerly a Lecturer in International Security in the School of Political Science and International Studies at UQ where he was responsible for the delivery of professional level training courses on diplomacy and security in Australia, the Asia Pacific and Africa. He was the Centre’s Program Leader (Protection of Civilians) from 2008-2012. In this role, Charles was responsible for design, management and implementation of the Centre's program of research, policy development, advocacy and training on the protection of civilians agenda with a particular focus on its relationship to R2P and protection mandates in peace operations. He was previously a Research Associate at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra, Ghana and subsequently a consultant with the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States engaged in research, training and policy development on a wide range of issues relating to African peace and security. Charles has worked closely with the Australian government on assessing their role in international peace operations and continues to perform consultancy roles with the UN and a number of international humanitarian NGOs.
- Hunt, C. with Aning, K., Brown, A. and Boege, V. eds. (Forthcoming) Exploring Peace Formation: Security sand Justice in Post-colonial States (Oxford: Routledge)
- Hunt, C. (2014) UN Peace Operations and International Policing: Navigating Complexity, Assessing Impact and Learning to Learn (Oxford: Routledge)
- Hunt, C. with Hughes, B. and Curth-Bibb, J. (2013) Forging New Conventional Wisdom Beyond International Policing: Learning from Complex, Political Realities (Boston: Brill)
- Hunt, C. with Hughes, B. & Kondoch, B. eds. (2010) Making Sense of Peace and Capacity-building Operations: Rethinking Policing and Beyond (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff)
- Hunt, C. (In Press) “Cote d’Ivoire” in Bellamy, A. & Dunne, T. eds. The Oxford Handbook on the Responsibility to Protect (Oxford: Oxford University Press), Chapter 37.
- Hunt, C. (In Press) “Avoiding Perplexity: Complexity-oriented Monitoring and Evaluation for UN Peace Operations” in Brusset, E. et al eds. New Approaches to Peacebuilding: Insights from Complexity Thinking for Practice and Evaluation (London: Palgrave), Chapter 3.
- Hunt, C. (2013) “The Role of the African Standby Force in Implementing Article 4(h)” in Kuwali, D. and Viljoen, F. eds. Africa and the Responsibility to Protect: Article 4(h) of the African Union Constitutive Act (Oxford: Routledge), pp.173-194.
- Hunt, C. with Hughes, B. (2010) “Introduction: Making Sense of Peace and Capacity-building Operations” in Hunt, C. with Hughes, B. & Kondoch, B. eds. Making Sense of Peace and Capacity-building Operations: Rethinking Policing and Beyond (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff), pp.1-7.
- Hunt, C. with Hughes, B. (2010) “Assessing Police Peacekeeping” in Hunt, C. with Hughes, B. & Kondoch, B. eds. Making Sense of Peace and Capacity-building Operations: Rethinking Policing and Beyond (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff), pp.191-212.
- Hunt, C. with Bellamy, A. (2015) “Twenty-first Century UN Peace Operations: Protection, force and changing security environment”, International Affairs 91(6): 1277–1298.
- Hunt, C. with Bellamy, A. (2011) “Mainstreaming the Responsibility to Protect in Peace Operations”, Civil Wars, 13(1): 1-20.
- Hunt, C. with Hughes, B. (2010) “Rethinking Policing and Beyond”, Journal of International Peacekeeping, 14(3-4): 217-22.
- Hunt, C. (2010) “Assessing Police Peacekeeping: Systemisation not Serendipity”, Journal of International Peacekeeping, 14(3-4): 403-424.
- Hunt, C. with Hughes, B. (2009) “The Rule of Law in Peace and Capacity Building Operations: Moving beyond a Conventional State-Centred Imagination”, Journal of International Peacekeeping, 13(3): 267-293.
Other Research Publications
- Hunt, C. with Malan, M. (2014) “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The UN and the protection of civilians in South Sudan”, ISS Paper 275 (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies)
- Hunt, C. (2013) “UN Peace Operations and ‘All Necessary Means’”, R2P Ideas in Brief, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Brisbane: APR2P)
- Hunt, C. et al (2013) Design of an M&E Framework for the I4S in Eastern DRC (Channel Research on behalf of DfID and UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations)
- Hunt, C. with Weir, E. A. (2011) “DR Congo: Community-Based Tools for MONUSCO”, Field Report (Washington DC: Refugees International)
- Hunt, C. with Malan, M. (2007) African Union Peace Support Operations Preparations: Reflecting the Responsibility to Protect? (Ottawa: Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada, Human Security Section)
- Hunt, C. (2006) “Public Information as a Mission Critical Component of West African Peace Operations”, Research Monograph, (New York: UN Peacekeeping Best Practices Section)