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

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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.
  • 1 - Negotiating with the Soviets. 2 - Projection of Nixon's Next Four Years - Power v. Cooperation 

    Perry, Jack (1972)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Prior to his noted position, Perry had been Deputy Officer in charge of Soviet Affairs in the Bureau of European Affairs in the Department of State. Mr. Perry had been with the Department of State since ...
  • 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 ...
  • New Directions in American-European Relations: East and West 

    Nagorski, Zygmunt (1972)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Nagorski was educated in the Universities of Cracow, Paris, and Geneva. He came to the US in 1948. His career in journalism inculded his being editor-in-chief of the Foriegn News Service, special reporting ...
  • 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 ...
  • Reviving Farm Exports: Political Dos and Don'ts 

    Paarlberg, Robert L. (1988)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Robert L. Paarlberg was an Associate Professor of political science at Wellesley College and an Associate at the Harvard Center for International Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and an ...
  • Challenge of Speaking for the U.S. 

    Oakley, Phyllis (1987)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Ms. Oakley recieved her B.A. from Northwestern and an M.A. from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She has been a Congressional Fellow, Desk Officer for Afghanistan, and the first wife of an ambassador ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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, ...

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