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

  • 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, ...
  • British Defense Policy Following The Falkland Islands War 

    Blaker, Peter (1982)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|In 1953, Blaker joined the British Diplomatic Service and served successivley in Phnom Penh and Ottawa. He returned to the Foreign Office in London in 1960 and from 1962 to 1964 was Private Secretary to ...
  • 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 ...
  • US-Latin American Relations: The Debt Crisis 

    Bond, Robert D. (1983)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Starting in 1979, Bond has shared his time between the Council on Foreign Relations and his independent international political consulting. At the Council Dr. Bond was responsible for coordinating all ...
  • Star Wars and National Security 

    Bowman, Robert M. (1985)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Some of Bowman's previous positions were Deputy Director of Ballistic Systems and Head of the Aeronautical Engineering Department and Assistant Dean at the Air Force Institute of Technology, where he ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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) ...
  • Alliance Cooperation and East-West Relations 

    Johnson, David L. (1985)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Mr. Johnson was born 1938, Folkestone, Kent, England. In 1957 he entered the Royal Air Force and in 1959 he entered HM Diplomatic Service. He has been assigned to British Embassies in both Moscow and ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Strategic Military Balance 

    Jordan, Amos A. (1975)
    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE|Born February 11. 1922, at Twin Falls, Idaho, Mr. Jordan attended Idaho State College and is a graduate of the US Military Academy. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oxford University. ...
  • 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.
  • 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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