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

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Current Developments in Yugoslavia's Domestic and Foreign Politics 

    Belovski, Dimce (1974)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Ambassador Belovski was educated as an attorney and took an active part in the National Liberation War of 1941-45. He held important political and military positions during and following the war. These ...
  • 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 ...
  • Life in the Non-Foreign Serivce 

    Bish, Milan D. (1986)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Ambassador Bish was born in 1929, in rural Nebraska, majoring in Economic Theory and Business Administration, he attended Hastings College in Nebraska, recieving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1951. Unitl ...
  • The Strained Relationship of India and the US 

    Bhatia, Krishan (1972)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Mr. Bhatia resided in Washington and had at this point been the United States Representative of the Hindustan Times for several Years. He has an N.A. in English. Prior to becoming the Editor of the Hindustan ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Future of US - Philippine Relations 

    Jose, S. Francisco Sionil (1971)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Jose was born December 3, 1924. From 1946-1949 he was educated at the College of Philosophy and Letters and the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. Jose has held positions such as Associate Editor (1949-57) ...

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