Tie to Creighton University

Most officials of the Omaha Committee (OCFR) over its nearly 50 years were faculty members of Creighton University performing their roles as a public service. The Council on Foreign Relations, New York City, created the Committee as one of more than 35 affiliates, each to be a nucleus of informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy, contributing local views to the speakers and the Council. While the meetings of the Committee with policy makers, journalists, diplomats, and international business and government officials were held on a not-for-attribution basis, the OCFR officials generally arranged campus visits and news media contacts to widen a speaker’s impact.

Notice about the collection

Creighton University Archives contain the original files from which a team headed by Kenneth L. Wise extracted the information on this site; Dr. Wise has added occasional notes and classifications.
The full files, available through the office of the University Archivist, include Omaha Committee membership and finance information plus correspondence between the Omaha Committee and the New York Council on Foreign Relations with further materials about persons who declined to speak or cancelled and documents pertinent to Omaha participation in the Council’s annual Conference of Committees in New York City.

Recent Submissions

  • 1 - Negotiating with the Soviets. 2 - Projection of Nixon's Next Four Years - Power v. Cooperation 

    Perry, Jack (1972)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Prior to his noted position, Perry had been Deputy Officer in charge of Soviet Affairs in the Bureau of European Affairs in the Department of State. Mr. Perry had been with the Department of State since ...
  • European Community Policy Toward the Developing World 

    Pierini, Marc (1983)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Since 1976 Marc Pierini has held positions in the European Commission, primarily focusing on economic and political development in the less developed world. Since Octoberr 1982 his responsibility has ...
  • New Directions in American-European Relations: East and West 

    Nagorski, Zygmunt (1972)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Nagorski was educated in the Universities of Cracow, Paris, and Geneva. He came to the US in 1948. His career in journalism inculded his being editor-in-chief of the Foriegn News Service, special reporting ...
  • West Africa: Conditions and Prospects 

    Morgan, George A. (1969)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Born December 2, 1905 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The ambassador's professional and foreign service expirience has been varied indeed. He has been on the faculties of Harvard, Hamilton, and Duke universities, ...
  • US - Japanese Relations 

    Meyer, Armin H. (1972)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Ambassador Meyer was appointed to his post In Japan in May, 1969. Prior to that he had extensive experience in the Middle East and Southeast Asis: Public Affairs Officer at Embasy in Baghdad, 1946; Deputy ...
  • Central America: Causes of Conflict and Prospects for Peace 

    Pezullo, Lawrence A. (1989)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Mr. Pezzullo served as Ambassador to Uruguay from 1977 to 1979 and as Ambassador to Nicaragua from 1979 to August of 1981. Mr. Pezzullo entered the foreign service in 1957, after teaching for six years ...
  • Reviving Farm Exports: Political Dos and Don'ts 

    Paarlberg, Robert L. (1988)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Robert L. Paarlberg was an Associate Professor of political science at Wellesley College and an Associate at the Harvard Center for International Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and an ...
  • Challenge of Speaking for the U.S. 

    Oakley, Phyllis (1987)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Ms. Oakley recieved her B.A. from Northwestern and an M.A. from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She has been a Congressional Fellow, Desk Officer for Afghanistan, and the first wife of an ambassador ...
  • Some Implications of the Nixon Doctrine for the Far East 

    Brannigan, William (1970)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Born in New York in 1936, Brannigan took is B. A. at Tufts in 1957 with a major in economics; served in the Navy as a lieutenant; has worked with the New York World Telegram and Sun, U.P.I. News Film, and ...
  • The Great Power Cooperation and the Political Role of the United Nations 

    Belovsov, Mikhail (1970)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Last minute substitute for Vladimir Petrovsky of same rank in UN.
  • British Defense Policy Following The Falkland Islands War 

    Blaker, Peter (1982)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|In 1953, Blaker joined the British Diplomatic Service and served successivley in Phnom Penh and Ottawa. He returned to the Foreign Office in London in 1960 and from 1962 to 1964 was Private Secretary to ...
  • Current Developments in Yugoslavia's Domestic and Foreign Politics 

    Belovski, Dimce (1974)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Ambassador Belovski was educated as an attorney and took an active part in the National Liberation War of 1941-45. He held important political and military positions during and following the war. These ...
  • US-Latin American Relations: The Debt Crisis 

    Bond, Robert D. (1983)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Starting in 1979, Bond has shared his time between the Council on Foreign Relations and his independent international political consulting. At the Council Dr. Bond was responsible for coordinating all ...
  • The Stability of Europe: NATO and Europe in 1992 

    Beach, Sir Hugh (1989)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|During his distinguished military career Sir Beach served in France, South and Southeast Asia, and Germany. He is an Honorary Fellow of Peterhouse of Cambridge University, graduate of Winchester College, ...
  • Star Wars and National Security 

    Bowman, Robert M. (1985)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Some of Bowman's previous positions were Deputy Director of Ballistic Systems and Head of the Aeronautical Engineering Department and Assistant Dean at the Air Force Institute of Technology, where he ...
  • Life in the Non-Foreign Serivce 

    Bish, Milan D. (1986)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Ambassador Bish was born in 1929, in rural Nebraska, majoring in Economic Theory and Business Administration, he attended Hastings College in Nebraska, recieving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1951. Unitl ...
  • The Strained Relationship of India and the US 

    Bhatia, Krishan (1972)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Mr. Bhatia resided in Washington and had at this point been the United States Representative of the Hindustan Times for several Years. He has an N.A. in English. Prior to becoming the Editor of the Hindustan ...
  • International Monetary Fund 

    Erb, Richard D. (1983)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Erb has recieved a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford, Arthur D. Little consultant, Saloman Brothers economist, White House staff assistant on international monetary affairs, Council on Foreign Relations ...
  • NATO's Future 

    Eberle, Adm James (1983)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|James Henry Fuller Eberle was born in Bristol in May, 1927 and educated at Clifton College, Dartmouth, as a cadet in 1940.In 1977 he was promoted to Vice Admiral and became Chief of Fleet Support and a ...
  • Perspectives On Recent Events in the Middle East 

    El-Fattal, Randa Khalidi (1984)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Born in Jerusalem, Ms. El-Fattal recieved her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oxford University in English language and literature. She has served as a visiting professor in the University of Damascus, has ...

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