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Mark I. Choate is an adjunct research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, and is a history professor at Brigham Young University. His areas of expertise include grand strategy; international migration and transnational organizations; terrorism and counterterrorism; political culture and ideologies; and the history of imperialism, colonialism, and totalitarian regimes. Choate has been supported in his research by the Fulbright, Mellon, and Pew Foundations, and has published articles in International Migration Review, French Colonial History, Modern Italy, Italian Culture, and other journals; his book Emigrant Nation: The Making of Italy Abroad (Harvard University Press, 2008) was awarded the Council for European Studies Book Award, and the Marraro Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London, and the Società Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporanea. Choate enlisted into the Oklahoma and Connecticut National Guards as a combat medic while an undergraduate at Yale College, and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School. He is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, and has served in command and staff positions at the company, division, and major Army command levels, and in joint positions with Special Operations Command and U.S. Transportation Command. He has completed deployments and assignments in Afghanistan, Korea, Italy, and Slovakia. Choate earned his bachelor's, masters, and Ph.D. degrees at Yale University, and speaks Italian, French, and German.
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