Former U.S. Ambassador John W. McDonald presents a new long-term plan for solving the heated conflict between Russia and NATO, through the establishment of "Peace Zones" in the Republic of Georgia. Responses offered by a panel comprised of Dr. Susan Allen Nan, professor of conflict resolution at George Mason University; Mr. Mamuka Tsereteli, president of the Georgian Association in the U.S.; and Cornell professors Valerie Bunce and Matthew Evangelista. Introduction by Georgian writer, poet and political activist Irakli Kakabadze.

The September 29, 2008 event was organized by the Center for Transformative Action, the Peace Studies Program and the Government Department at Cornell University.