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

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 Crises 

    Spiers, Ronald I. (1984)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Mr. Spiers entered Government service in 1950 as a Foreign Affairs Analyst in the US Atomic Energy Commission. In 1955 he joined the Foreign Service and was assigned to the Bureau of International ...
  • Canadian-American Realtions and the Energy Crisis 

    Timmerman, John (1974)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Canada's Consul General in the Canadian Consulate in Chicago. Guest of Dr. Ross Horning, History Department, Creighton University.
  • Britian and Europe 

    Unwin, Peter W. (1969)
    ANNECDOTE| Peter Unwin helped teach me that "Information Officers," government mouthpieces, care little for analysis or expanding our thinking. They may be useful in giving one-off answers to news media questions that ...
  • Meeting tthe Demand for Food and Fiber in the Next Quarter Century 

    Tussey, W. Glenn (1975)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|From 1949-1962, Tussey held various positions at County, State, and Federal levels of the Agricultural Extension Service. From 1962-1966 he was the Branch Chief, Foreign Marketing Branch, Cotton Division, ...
  • European Community and the Energy Crisis 

    Stuffman, Claus (1975)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|In 1953, he recieved a degree in economics from the University of Freiburg. He studied political science at the Institute for Political Science in Paris. In 1967 he joined the Cabinet of the President of ...
  • Agrarian Reform, The Philippines and the Future 

    Taruc, Luis (1975)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|He was in prison until about 1967 when he was given a Presidential pardon, and from then until 1968 he worked closely with church-related organizations and mass movements. He lectured at universities, ...
  • The Law of the Sea: Where Do We Go From Here? 

    Swing, John Temple (1983)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|He was Expert Consultant to the US Department of State on sea law and acted as special advisor to the US Ambassadors to the Sea Law Conference. Before joining the Council on Foreign Relations staff in ...
  • Prospects For Political Developments in the Philippines 

    Tatad, Francisco S. (1985)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Tatad was the principal co-author, 1984 constitutional amendment reestablishing succession to the Philippine Presidency by creating the Office of Vice-President. He was also the author, 1984 constitutional ...
  • Secrecy in an Open Society 

    Teller, Edward (1970)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Teller, scientist, participant in the Manhatten Project 1941-1951, winner of several science awards including Enrico Fermi and Albert Einstein awards, lecturer previously at University of London, George ...
  • 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 ...

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