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

  • 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 ...
  • U.S. Soviet Relations: What's Next? 

    Combs, Richard E. (1984)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Dr. Combs holds a Ph.D. from Berkeley, attended the Army's Advanced Russian Studies Institute, has served in the US Embassy in Moscow twice, and has also served in Bulgaria, the United Nations, and as ...
  • Southeast Asian Politics 

    Coomaraswamy, Punch (1982)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Coomaraswamy has served as Singapore's ambassador to the United States starting in 1976. He was born in Malaysia and schooled there, he studied law in Nottingham University, England, obtaining as LL.B. ...
  • Ireland Today 

    Caniffe, Liam (1984)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Liam Canniffe was born in Bandon, Co. Cork, 1944 and educated at Hamilton High School in Co. Cork as well as the University College Dublin. During his career Canniffe worked in the Department of Finance, ...
  • The United States, Latin America, and Europe: A Triangle of Interests 

    Carless, Hugh M. (1984)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Carless was born in 1925 and schooled at the London University, Cambridge, and Glasgow. In World War 2 he served in the Army. In the Foreign Office he has served in Bonn, as head of the Latin American ...
  • Shaping the Future Together: The UN, The US, and We The People 

    Cannon, R. Carroll (1984)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Dr. Cannon has participated in U.N. global conferences on human settlements, population, women, science and technology, and transnational corporations in the global economy.
  • Origins and Future of U.S. Strategy 

    Chain, John T. (1987)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|General Chain was born Dec. 11, 1934 in Wilmington, Del. He attended high school at Fork Union Military Academy, Va. He graduated from Denison University, Granville, Ohio, in 1956 with a bachelor of arts ...
  • 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 ...
  • Arms Control Prospects in the Wake of the Geneva Summit 

    Cella, Glenn R. (1986)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Mr. Cella was born December 19. 1935 in Brooklyn, N.Y. His previous assignments include Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, NATO, Brussels, Belgium; Political Adviser to the US Chief ...
  • 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 ...
  • US Economic Measures Viewed from France 

    de Warren, Reginald (1972)
    de Warren was born in Sedan, France, June 30,1910. He has a Law Degree at the University of Paris and is a Graduate of the "Ecole de Hautes Etudes Commerciales" and of the Saumur Cavalry School. He served in the French ...
  • The Necessity For Alliance 

    de Hoop Scheffer, Jakob G. N. (1986)
    In 1972, Mr. de Hoop Scheffer was appointed Ambassador in Baghdad. From 1973-1979 he served in the Foreign Ministry, first as Director of European Affairs. In 1979 he was appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary ...
  • Future Shock in Asia 

    Coon, Carleton S. (1974)
    One of Coon's tours in the diplomatic service was as deputy chief of mission and occasionally charge d'affairs at Kathmandu, Nepal, 1970-1973. HIs wife served as Political Officer in Karachi and at the Consulate General ...
  • An Arab View of the Middle East Conflict 

    El Goulli, Slahddine (1971)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Mr El Goulli was born in Sousse, Tunisia, on the 22nd of June, 1919. His academic background includes Superior Diplomas in political-economy and international law from the Law School of Paris and a Doctorate ...
  • US - Soviet Relations and the Question of Detente 

    Dornberg, John (1973)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|A native of Erfurt, Germany, Mr. Dornberg is a graduate in journalism of the University of Denver and has been associated with the Overseas Weekly, the New York Herald Tribune, the Toronto Star, and the ...
  • The Middleast and Northern Tier Strategy 

    Eren, Nuri (1972)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|He has his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Luxembourg with special coursework in international economics from the London School of Economics; he has been a Senior Research Fellow at Princeton. ...
  • The Problems of the Persian Gulf 

    Laingen, L. Bruce (1984)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Following WWII naval service and degrees from St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota, Laingen entered U.S. Foreign Service which included a postings in Iran 1953-1956. Other postings in SW and ...
  • Thinking About Nuclear Weapons 

    Lee, John Marshall (1984)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Admiral Lee held sea assignments until 1959. Then in succession, he was the director of politico-military policy in the Office of Chief of Naval Operations, ...

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