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

  • Japan - American Realtions, Emphasis on Labor Affairs 

    Immerman, Robert (1985)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Mr. Immerman recieved his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Lyon, France. In 1956 entered the Department of State Foreign Service. Assignments have ...
  • British and American Systems of Government Compared 

    Gordon-Walker, Patrick (1970)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|A leader of the Labour Party and member of Parliment and the Privy Coucil, Mr. Gordon-Walker has held various high government positions beginning in 1947. He was successivley Parlimentary Undersecretary ...
  • The Pentagon, The Press and The Public 

    Goulding, Phil G. (1971)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Born in San Francisco on March 28th, 1921, he recieved a B.S. at Hamilton College in 1943. He was a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer from 1947-1965; a member of the Washington Bureau of this paper ...
  • Spain and Its Foreign Policy 

    Gress, Edmund (1973)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Edmund Gress, who was a correspondant for CBS News in Madrid from 1959-1969, was the first broadcast correspondant to have made regular voice reports from Spain beginning in April 1959. He also did the ...
  • Politics of South Africa 

    Fick. E.M.C. (1975)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|In 1955 he joined the Shell Company of South Africa as an Executive Trainee. In 1957, he returned to the practice of Law and enrolled as Attorney and Notary Public. 1964, became partner in the firm of ...
  • Romania's Foreign Policy: A Nuisance for the West? 

    Gabanyi, Anneli Ute (1987)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Anneli Gabanyi was born in Bucharest, and attended Cluj University in Romania, studying English and Romanian philology. At Clermont-Ferrand University in Auvergne, France, she earned a certificate in ...
  • Indian Foreign Policy and the Changing World 

    Gonsalves, Eric (1973)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Mr. Gonsalves was born in 1928, graduated from the University of Madras, and joined the Foreign Service in 1950.
  • Vietnam: A Negotiated Settlement? 

    Fishel, Wesley R. (1970)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Fishel had been involved in Vietnamese affairs since 1954 when he spent a year there as a consultant on government reorganization. He was Chief of the Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory group in ...
  • Nicaraguan - U.S. Realtions 

    Espinoza, Ricardo (1986)
    SUMMARY| He touched salient points of the history of the relations of our two countries, current policy frictions, the aircraft downing, and his wishes for improvement in our relations.
  • 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 ...
  • ASEAN: Today and Tomorrow 

    Sandhu, Kernial (1984)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Director of the Southeast Asian Studies Institute since 1972, Dr. Kernial holds degrees from the University of Malaya, University of British Columbia, and the Univeristy of London. He has published numerous ...
  • Experience as a Foreign Correspondent in Washington, D.C. 

    Reifenberg, Jan (1982)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|A graduate of Freiburg. Dr. Reifenberg has done post-graduate studies at Georgetown. He has worked on the bu-monthly "Die Gegenwart", was a member of the foreign affairs staff of the German News Agancy, ...
  • NATO, Greece, Turkey, and the Cyprus Problem 

    Popper, David H. (1971)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Born in New York City in 1912, he took his A.B and A.M. at Harvard University. Before becoming US Ambassador to Cyprus in May 1969, Ambassador Popper was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau ...
  • The Internationalization of Production and the World Economy 

    Polk, Judd (1970)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Mr. Polk was Manager for International Projects of the National Industrial Conferences Board and earlier was Assistant Manager, Inter-government Affaris Dept, California Texas Oil Cooperation. In addition ...
  • 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 ...
  • Implications of the Korean Elections 

    Romberg, Alan (1988)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Romberg has served on the National Security Council, in various State Department positions dealing with East and Southeast Asia as well as with Japanese Affairs. Other experience includes two years on the ...
  • The Arabs and Prospects for a Middle East Settlement 

    Polk, William R. (1974)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Dr. Polk has degrees from Harvard and Oxford Universities among othersIn 1961-65 Dr. Polk was in Washington, D.C., as a member of the Policy Planning Council, Department of State.
  • Peace Corps 

    Ruppee, Loret MIller (1985)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Loret Miller Ruppee had been Director of the Peace Corps since 1981. As Director she has travelled in many of the sixty countries that the Peace Corps served at that time. She is responsible for establishing ...
  • 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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