Experts & Staff

Hallelujah Lulie

ECFR Alumni · Visiting Fellow

Areas of expertise

African Union, African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), IGAD, regional security and geopolitics, state-building, nation-building, democratisation & social movements in the Horn of Africa.


English, Amharic


Hallelujah Lulie was a visiting fellow with ECFR’s Africa programme, based in Addis Ababa. He is an analyst and regional security researcher interested in democratisation, regional security, nation and state building and social movements in the Horn of Africa, and the affairs of the African Union. Previously, Lulie headed the Institute of Strategic Affairs, the Ethiopian government’s prime strategic policy think-tank, and was member of the policy advising team at the Office of the Prime Minster of Ethiopia. He also worked as program director at Amani Africaas a researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, and as a research consultant for the International Institute for Strategic StudiesHis expertise has been covered by The Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the BBC, Al-Jazeera, The Guardian, Reuters Foreign Policy and The Financial Times.

Lulie studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science specialising in nationalism and democratisation, and also holds degrees from UPEACE-IPSS and Addis Ababa University.