Alex Lovit Senior Program Officer and Historian

Alex Lovit is a Senior Program Officer and Historian at the Kettering Foundation. He is the host and executive producer of the Kettering Foundation podcast The Context. On this show, he interviews scholars, politicians, journalists and public servants, to shed light on democracy’s history, current condition, and future prospects. Episodes will cover topics like inclusive democracy, citizen engagement, government accountability, and the threat of authoritarianism. As a historian, Lovit also assists in the foundation’s analysis of threats to democracy, attending to relevant academic research on these topics, including providing historical context.

Lovit received his BA from Amherst College and earned a PhD in history from the University of Michigan, with a focus on 19th century political history.