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*31 December 2017: Dr Hunt presented award for excellence in research 

2017 RMIT Award for Research Excellence – Early Career Researcher (Enterprise)

“Dr Hunt is an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellow and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Global Research. His expertise is in evaluating the impacts of international conflict management and peacebuilding efforts. As an early career researcher, Dr Hunt has a growing reputation for research excellence. This is evidenced by the number of high-quality scholarly and policy-oriented publications as well as the support received as a chief investigator to advance his work on civilian protection in UN peace operations and security and justice sector reform in the aftermath of violent conflict (over $1.5 million of Australian Competitive Grant funding in the past five years).”;ID=z6aybfeq0hv4

* 8 August 2017: Release of new article in Global Change, Peace & Security journal

Latest article on understanding local sources of security and justice in conflict-affected/post-colonial societies. Free copies at this link

This article argues for a move away from the hubris associated with reflections of western ‘modernity’ and for peacebuilding efforts to countenance truly different forms of state/statehood – vital in an era where the ‘extension of state authority’ is increasingly seen as a panacea in international stabilization interventions.

This is the first of a few papers emerging from a 3-year project funded by the Australian foreign affairs dept. on which I’ve been fortunate to work alongside (and learn a lot from) the beneficent Anne Brown and Volker Boege, as well as undertaking numerous fieldwork trips to west Africa collaborating with the fabulous Kwesi Aning and Thomas Jaye (and their colleagues) at The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra Ghana.

Watch this space for our forthcoming book:

  • Kwesi Aning, Anne Brown, Volker Boege and Charles T. Hunt eds. Exploring Peace Formation: Security and Justice in Post-Colonial States (Routledge)

Sure to be a page-turner!