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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Problems of the Persian Gulf 

    Laingen, L. Bruce (1984)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Following WWII naval service and degrees from St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota, Laingen entered U.S. Foreign Service which included a postings in Iran 1953-1956. Other postings in SW and ...
  • Thinking About Nuclear Weapons 

    Lee, John Marshall (1984)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Admiral Lee held sea assignments until 1959. Then in succession, he was the director of politico-military policy in the Office of Chief of Naval Operations, ...
  • Politics in Australia: Effects on US-Australian Relations 

    Laase, Paul (1983)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Paul L. Laase, b. September 6, 1932, in Hastings, NE. Education at the University of Nebraska, graduation in 1954, attended the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway on a Fulbright Scholarship. 1st Lt. in the ...
  • Pakistan's Foreign Policy 

    Khan, Sultan Muhammad (1972)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Mr. Sultan Muhammad Khan was educated at the Allahabad University and commissioned in the Indian Army in 1942, where he served in different assignments in the Far-East. At the end of the War in 1946, he ...
  • Present International Problems 

    Kanakaratne, Neville (1972)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Kanakaratne was born July 19, 1923. He has a M.A. from University of Cambridge and also attended Barrister-at-Law and was an advocate of the Supreme Court of Ceylon. In March of 1961, Kanakaratne joined ...
  • An Insider's View of Cuban-American Relations 

    Llovio-Menendez, Jose Luis (1988)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Jose Luis Llovio Menendez was a medical student at the University of Havana from 1952-58 and a member of the Revolutionary Directorate and of the 26th of July Movement. Subsequently he studied medicine ...
  • The United Nations and the Maintenance of Peace 

    Kalinkin, Georgiy F. (1974)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|In 1947-1952 he studied International Law and Political Science at the Institute of Foreign Relations in Moscow. For two years he was assigned to the Soviet Embassy in Poland. From 1954-1971 he worked in ...
  • Five Factors in Japan's Economic Life 

    Kosai, Yutaka (1987)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Mr. Kosai recieved his B.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo and his M.A. in Economics from Stanford University. He has been a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and has held other ...
  • 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.

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