Media, Video & Audio

‘Central African Republic, Peacekeeping and the protection of civilians’

GUIRA FM 93.3 MINUSCA radio interview, 31 August 2019

‘Protection of Civilians in UN Peace Operations: Progress, Problems and Prospects’

Australian Institute for International Affairs – Victoria, PUBLIC LECTURE, 29 May 2019

‘Keeping the Peace with Dr Charles T. Hunt’

dyason House podcast, season 3, episode 2, 20 may 2019

dyason house podcast

‘Whither UN Peace Operations?’

Keynote Address, Annual Peace Operations Seminar, Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC), Australian Defence College, Canberra, 8 April 2019.


‘The World’s Youngest Failed State: Interrogating Western Interventions in South Sudan’

Public Lecture (with Adam Day, Centre for Policy Research, UN University)

Centre for Grand Strategy, King’s College London, 30 November 2018

Audio recording



On 9 July 2011, South Sudan became the world’s youngest state, emerging from decades of civil war and a complex separation process from Sudan. Western powers overwhelmingly rejoiced at the newfound independence of South Sudan, with President Obama calling it a “new dawn” for the country. The United Nations too dramatically shifted its engagement in the two Sudans, shutting down the Khartoum-based mission that had overseen the peace agreement between North and South, and inaugurating a large, state-building mission in South Sudan which focused on helping the state to govern effectively and democratically. Two years later, however, South Sudan had descended into all-out civil war, a conflict that has left the country devastated and cost nearly 400,000 lives. The UN mission on the ground has all but abandoned its state-building efforts and is now focused on the more immediate tasks of protecting civilians, monitoring human rights violations, and bringing the warring parties into a viable agreement. What does South Sudan mean for Western visions of state failure and state-building? What lessons can be drawn from the UN’s experience in South Sudan from independence to today?

Eventbrite link

‘What’s going on in West Africa?’

Public Lecture

Melbourne Free University, 8 March 2018

MFU POSTER - Charlie Hunt - West Africa

‘Challenges of UN Peace Operations’

Keynote Address

Australian Defence Force Command & Staff College, 24 November 2017


‘Social resilience in the face of political volatility and threat: Lessons from the Global South’

Global Frictions Seminar Series, Centre for Global Research, RMIT University

16 November 2017

Hongoh, Brown, Boege & Hunt 4

Video recording

Audio recording

Global Frictions Poster - Social Resiliance - v03

Hongoh, Brown, Boege & Hunt 2

‘UN Peacekeeping: At an Inflection Point’

Public Lecture

Australian Institute for International Affairs, 23 May 2017

Audio recording


‘Doing Statebuilding Better?’

Global Frictions Seminar Series

Centre for Global Research, RMIT University, 25 August 2016

Audio recording


Global Frictions Poster - August 2016 Final