Expert to present ‘Strategies for Building Peace in Afghanistan’


Learn how a remarkable woman, Julia Bolz, has helped strengthen the Afghan education system at “A Night of Inspiration” presented by the Del Mar Country Club & Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at University of San Diego.

The event will be held Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Del Mar Country Club.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres, followed by the presentation — “Strategies for Building Peace in Afghanistan” — at 6 p.m.

Boone’s Bar & Grill will be open for dinner after the presentation.

Reservations for the presentation and dinner are required.

RSVP to Kristy Kielborn at

or 858-759-5500 x 274.

In the on-going debate on combating terrorism, we have tended to ignore one of the most powerful weapons — education. Since 2002, Julia Bolz has focused on strengthening the Afghan education system, by building and equipping schools, and developing teacher training programs and parent teacher organizations.

With funds raised by U.S. communities, Bolz and her American teammates have now built 21 large schools and repaired over 20 others, serving 25,000 Afghan students. She also has connected each Afghan school to a community in the U.S. with the hope of building bridges of understanding between the countries. This grassroots project has become a rare model of success in one of the world’s most poor and oppressed countries.

Bolz’s stories of hope and transformation not only inspire but provide important ideas for building peace and addressing extremism.