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

  • Challenges in the Export Business in the 1970s 

    Allen, E. L. (1973)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Dr, Allen, a resident of McLean, Va., holds a Ph.D. from the American University and a B.A. from Columbia. He has served in various governmental positions other than in Commerce and the CIA; these include ...
  • 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.
  • Egyptian Policy and the Middleast 

    Basheer, Tahseen (1986)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Ambassador Basheer has his B.S. in political economy from the University of Alexandria and his M.A. in political economy from Harvard University. He has done additional graduate work at Princeton. The ...
  • A Middleast Settlement: Prospects for Peace? 

    Argov, Shlomo (1975)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Between 1950 and 1955, Mr. Argov attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and the London School of Economics. From 1955-1959 Mr. Argov was on the staff of the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem. ...
  • 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, ...
  • Prospects For U.S.-China Relations 

    Anderson, Donald (1984)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Mr. Anderson had been a Foreign Service Officer since 1958 after completing his Army service. He has served in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and as a translater in Warsaw for the ambassadorial talks between the US ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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