Hallelujah Lulie is a researcher interested in democratization, regional security, nation and state building & social movements in the Horn of Africa, & the affairs of the African Union. Currently he is a DPhil student at the University of Oxford. Before that he was a visiting policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Prior to that Hallelujah headed the Institute of Strategic Affairs (ISA), Ethiopian government’s prime strategic policy think-tank for more than a year and he was member of the policy advising team at the Office of the Prime Minster of Ethiopia. Hallelujah studied Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) specializing on nationalism and democratization, and also holds degrees in Peace and Security Studies and Journalism and Communication from UPEACE and Addis Ababa University. He worked as a researcher at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) for seven years, as program director at Amani Africa for a year and as a research consultant for the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) for a year. Hallelujah has published on democratization in Africa, the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and state fragility and regional integration in the Horn of Africa. He made numerous high-level policy briefings and presentations to political and public leaders, and decision making bodies of the African Union. His expertise has been covered by The Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the BBC, Al-Jazeera, Le Monde, Bloomberg, The Guardian, Reuters, Foreign Policy, and The Financial Times.