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Friday, March 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
Sustainable Security: Rethinking American National Security Strategy Cover Image
By Jeremi Suri (Editor), Benjamin a. Valentino (Editor)
ISBN: 9780190611484
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 1st, 2016



Friday, March 3rd at 7pm

speaking & signing
Ditch the Diets:
It's Not All About The Food

Sustainable Security:
Rethinking American National Security Strategy



Talking about nutrition is a lot like talking about religion or politics. Just ask the 45 million Americans who diet each year about their feelings surrounding food and diets! The abundance of gimmicks and quick-fix promises can confuse and frustrate anyone trying to lose weight and keep it off.

Kathryn Scoblick debunks dieting myths and says achieving weight loss and good health is Not All About the Food. From her book and workshop, Ditch the Diets you will learn:

  • How beliefs and thoughts create your reality and keep you stuck or help you break established patterns
  • How to frame your reality and create a clear vision and live the life you have imagined
  • Strengthen life’s most important treasures such as your relationships and your authenticity
  • How to implement proper nutrition, physical activity and plenty of rest
  • To detect sound nutrition advice, and differentiate between clinical evidence and food industry miracle marketing

Drawing lessons from positive psychologists, clinical researchers, spiritual leaders and others, Kathryn provides step-by-step instructions for making changes today that lead to your healthier future. Ditch the Diets and find renewed vitality, peace and happiness in your personalized approach to a healthy weight and a fulfilling life.


Kathryn Scoblick is a published author and founder of Health Inspires, LLC. She creates and delivers purpose-driven programs as an experienced certified health and wellness coach helping people master their wellbeing and reach their full potential. Kathryn also serves as Vice Chair on the Austin Metropolitan YMCA Board of Directors, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Austin Mayor’s Health and Fitness Council and Business Group on Health, focusing on obesity prevention and mindfulness. She holds the position of Director of Employer Health and Wellness for a large Central Texas healthcare conglomerate, and is a 2015 graduate of the Leadership Austin Essential Class. She has personally co-created nutrition education tools used by Baylor College of Medicine and is published in the American Journal of Dietetics. She has her B.S. and M.S. from Texas A&M University.


As the world shifts away from the unquestioned American hegemony that followed in the wake of the Cold War, the United States is likely to face new kinds of threats and sharper resource constraints than it has in the past. However, the country’s alliances, military institutions, and national security strategy have changed little since the Cold War. American foreign and defense policies, therefore, should be assessed for their fitness for achieving sustainable national security amidst the dynamism of the international political economy, changing domestic politics, and even a changing climate.

This book brings together fifteen leading scholars from across political science, history, and political economy to highlight a range of American security considerations that deserve a larger role in both scholarship and strategic decision-making. In these chapters, scholars of political economy and the American defense budget examine the economic engine that underlies U.S. military might and the ways the country deploys these vast (but finite) resources. Historians illuminate how past great powers coped with changing international orders through strategic and institutional innovations. And regional experts assess America’s current long-term engagements, from NATO to the chaos of the Middle East to the web of alliances in Asia, deepening understandings that help guard against both costly commitments and short-sighted retrenchments.

This interdisciplinary volume sets an agenda for future scholarship that links politics, economics, and history in pursuit of sustainable security for the United States – and greater peace and stability for Americans and non-Americans alike.


Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the University's Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Professor Suri is the author of five books on contemporary politics and foreign policy. In 2007 Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America's "Top Young Innovators" in the Arts and Sciences. His writings appear widely in blogs and print media. Professor Suri is also a frequent public lecturer and guest on radio and television programs. 


William Inboden, is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin


Joshua W. Busby is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

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