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

  • 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. ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • Relations Between East and West Germany 

    Van Voorst, Bruce (1971)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Starting in 1962, Mr. Van Voorst's assignments have taken him to and involved him in foreign affairs reporting in our capital, Cyprus, Kenya, the 1964 Panama riots, every country of Latin America - twice, ...
  • 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.
  • The Rise of Nationalism and Foreign Policy in Latin America 

    Veliz, Claudio (1969)
    SUMMARY| He gave us history reaching back at least 1,700 years for the current Andean Group development; he introduced us to the cultural-political history of much of Latin America for the last 300 years. All his remarks ...
  • 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, ...
  • South Africa and the Front Line States 

    Whitaker, Jennifer (1987)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Ms. Whitaker, starting in 1983, became Co-Director, Committee on African Development Strategies. A group of American leaders formed to affect US policy toward African development, the Committee has engaged ...
  • Technology Serving Mankind 

    Vanice, Jerome (1971)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Mr. Vanice started and managed his own successful small business for twenty-five years and then moved to transmitting his proven skills of entrepreneurship to East Africans. At that time Mr. Vanice was ...
  • 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 ...
  • Report on the CFR Visit to the USSR 

    Wise, Kenneth L. (1988)
    SUMMARY| He covered perestroika and actual and potential changes under glasnost and demokratizayatsia.
  • 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. ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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