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World Affairs Institute Lecture Series Collection

Identifier: UNO-0103

Scope and Contents

The World Affairs Institute Series comprises the print and audio records of the World Affairs Institute, a lecture series organized by the Municipal University of Omaha and its successor the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The institute ran from academic year 1947/1948 through 1971/1972. It was originally directed by William E. Daugherty, a professor of government at the University of Omaha. The institute featured a series of lectures on foreign affairs and policy issues. Speakers came from all over the world and included professors, journalists, diplomats, government officials, politicians, organizational directors, and authors. The collection includes news clippings arranged by year; a file of speaker lists, sponsor information, correspondence, reports, programs, and brochures; and an incomplete set of audio recordings on cassette tape of the lectures.

World Affairs Institute Lecture Series Speakers


J. S. Russell

“U.S. Foreign Policy and European Reconstruction”

Robert Gale Woolbert

“U.S. Foreign Policy and the Middle East”

George Willoughby

“U.S. Foreign Policy and A Just Peace”

Norman Hill

“U.S. Foreign Policy and the United Nations”

John Strohm

“U.S. Foreign Policy and the U.S.S.R.”

K. O. Broady

“U.S. Foreign Policy in Austria”

Lewis O. Hanks

“U.S. Foreign Policy and the Pan American Conference”

Lennox A. Mills

“U.S. Foreign Policy and Southeast Asia”

John A. Decker

“U.S. Foreign Policy and Eastern Asia”


J. V. D. Stavridi

“The United Nations and World Peace”

James T. Green

“The Problem of Dependent Areas”

Earl Swisher

“Eyes on the East”

Eric Kollman

“Background of the Russian Dilemma”

M. L. Lacin

“The Near East - A Test Ground”

Robert Aura Smith

“Divided India”

R. G. Gustavson

“Scandinavia and the Reconstruction of Europe”


Gordon Mattison

“The Near East in World Affairs”

Joseph Dunner

“Western Germany and the North Atlantic Pact”

Owen Lattimore

“Crisis in the Far East”

A. N. Christensen

“New Factors in Inter-American Relations”

Arthur Skeffington

“Freedom in a Planned Economy”

Jan Papanek

“Tito and the Russian Bear”

Carlos Romulo

Quincy Wright

“The North Atlantic Treaty”


Arthur Bliss Lane

“Our Foreign Policy, Right or Wrong?”

Orient Lee

“China's Present Struggle”

T. V. Smith

“Two Philosophies - One World”

Eric Kollman

“Germany in the Perspective of History”

Quincy Wright

“The North Atlantic Treaty”

Induk Pahk

“Whither Korea?”

Josef Korbel

“Titoism and U.S. Foreign Policy”

Robert St. John

“Man's Great Chance”


Owen Brewster

“America Comes of Age”

Ray Brock

“Reporting from the Embroiling Middle East Fronts”

George W. Herald

“The Defense of Western Europe”

Louis Alber

“Can Stalin Grab the Middle East Oil?”

Harry Schwartz

“How Strong Is Russia?”

Louise Leonard Wright

“UNESCO - A Progress Report”

Gerhart Seger

“Germany Between East and West”

Joseph C. Harsch

“The Curtain Isn't Iron”


Edgar Ansel Mowrer

“The Truth About the Far East”

Francis O. Wilcox

“What is Our Responsibility in World Affairs”

Nicholas Nyaradi

“Mutual Security and the Future of America”

Henry C. Wolfe

“Russia and the West”

Nora Waln

“Where Does America Stand in Europe?”

T. V. Smith

“World Affairs in an Election Year”


Hanson W. Baldwin

“U.S.A. - Arsenal for the West?”

Darrell Randell

“Africa-Problems and Perspectives”

Francis McMahon

“Franco Spain”

Philip M. Hauser

“World Population in Peace and War”

George I. Blanksten

“Latin America: The Argentine or U.S. Way?”

Hans Morgenthau

“United Nations, World State, or Power Politics?”


William F. Knowland

“Congress and American Foreign Relations”

K. C. Wu

“Coexistence and the Future of Asia”

David Atlee Phillips

“What We Don't Know About South America - But Should”

William Smyser

“Aid - Trade: A Realistic Policy”

David Dallin

“Soviet Policies and Coexistence”


Henson Baldwin

“The Summit and Western Security”

Hans J. Morgenthau

“Germany and Western Security”

Gale Johnson

“The Soviet Agricultural Economy”

M. Maurice Couve de Murville

“France and the Western Security Program”

Diosdado Yap

“Southeast Asia Since Geneva”

Hans Kohn

“The World and the West”


Maurice Hindus

“Moscow's Latest Move in Perspective”

Jack Raymond

“Tito and Central Europe in Perspective”

Michael Hagopian

“Desert Destiny”

Joseph C. Harsch

“American Foreign Policy in Perspective”

Fayez A. Sayegh

“A Moslem Appraisal of Middle East Situation”

S. E. Gerard Priestley

“Colonialism and American Foreign Policy”

Edwin Dretzmann

“American Policy in the Middle East”


Reginald Sorensen

“Colonialsim and Foreign Policy”

Russell Brines

“The Press and Foreign Policy”

Charles P. Taft

“The American Economy and Foreign Policy”

Alexander McKie

“Are We Selling Ourselves Abroad”

Norman Cousins

“Arms and Arms Control in Foreign Policy”

Hon. James E. Van Zant

“The Atom and Foreign Policy”


Henry Kissinger

“Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control”

Louis Gottschaulk

“France and World Tensions”

Hon. John Sherman Cooper

“India and American Asian Policy”

Albert Parry

“Soviet Strategy and Nuclear Power”

George I. Blanksten

“Latin America and the cold War”

Leslie L. Lewis

“Middle East, Area of Decisions”


Ian Ross McFarlane

“Africa-East or West?”

Henry C. Wolfe


Hal Lehrman

“Middle East”

John C. Caldwell


Martin Caidin


Edgar Ansel Mowrer

“U.S. Foreign Policy”


James J. Wadsworth

“Prospects for Peace”

Carl-Christoph Schweitzer

“Crisis and Challenge in Berlin and


Peter Ritner

“Crisis and Challenge in Africa”

Antonio Carrillo-Flores

“Crisis and Challenge in Latin America”

Albert Parry

“The Soviet-Chinese Puzzle - A Fragile Alliance”

William T. Utley

“Crisis and Challenge in the '60s - in Summation”


Musa Amalemba

“The Voice of a New Africa”

George Blanksten

“The Latin American Dilemma”

Max Lerner

“South Asia - Battleground of Ideas”

Allan Merriam

“The Congo in Transition”

James H. S. Rasmussen

“Weapons and Defense”

Douglass Cater

“The Challenge to the New President”


Louis Gottschalk

“France and DeGaulle After Four Years”

Willard L. Bealac

“Communism and The U.S. in Latin America“

Leonard Tennyson

“The European Common Market”

William Hines

“What's Ahead in Space”

W. C. Naude

“South Africa and the African Scene”

Gene A. Gregory

“Vietnam - Last Ditch or Springboard”


Hanson Baldwin

“Arms: The Race and the Control”

William Ryan

“Castro's Communism in the Western Hemisphere”

Horace M. Bonds

“Civil Rights and U.S. Leadership in Emerging Africa”

Freda Utley

“China and Russia: The Internal Conflict”

Roscoe Drummond

“U.S. Impact Upon the World in '63”

Seymour Topping

“Khrushchev's Strategy for World Communism”


Milton Lomask

“The American President as Free-World Leader”

Sir Zafrulla Khan

“South Asia, Crucible For Communism?”

Thomas Melady

“Africa - A Continuing Dilemma”

Kermit Roosevelt

“Middle East - Perpetual Challenge to Stability”

William Oltmans

“Red China and South East Asia”

Leonard Gross

“Latin America: Communism, Militarism, Democracy”


William H. Stringer

“Europe's Changing Pattern”

The Hon. Teodoro Moscoso

“Challenge and Change in Latin America”

John Peer Nugent

“Communism in Africa- Fact or Fiction?”

Michael Cope

“The Challenge of the new China”

Dr. Donald W. Cox

“The Space Race and Why!”

Robin Moore

“Vietnam: What Kind of Victory?”


Edward Morgan

“The Mass Media in World Crises”

Dr. Philip M. Hauser

“World Famine and the U.S.”

James Robinson

David Keith Hardy

“U.S. Presence in Asia is Necessary to Preserve World Peace”

Roscoe Drummond

“U.S. - Policeman and World Stabilizer?”


Joseph C. Harsch

“A New Direction in U.S. Foreign Policy?”

John O. Koehler

“Soviet-European relations after Czecho...”

Wells Hangen

“Who Will control Southeast Asia?”

Paul Edwards

“The Other United Nations”

John Hlavacek

“The Impact of American Culture”


David Schoenbrun

“Europe Since Degaulle: A New Alignment?”

The Hon. Lord Caradon

“The Middle East: Prospects for Resolution”

Dr. Seymour Melman

“The Military-Industrial Complex: Can We Convert to Civilian Economy?”

Seymour Topping

“American Foreign Policy in the Nixon Era”


John MacVane

“The Threat of the Middle East: Prospect for Settlement”

Jules Bergman

“The Battle to Save Our Planet”

Hon. Samuel De Palma, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization

“The U.N. (International Organization) in the 70's”

Harrison Salisbury

“Asia in the 70's: Red China - USSR and the USA”


Charles E. Bohlen

“China-Russia-USA: A New Dimension?”

Alvin Rosenfeld

“USA-USSR in the Middle East: Is Peace Possible?”

Drew Middleton

“Europe: Prospects for East-West Detente”

Carey McWilliams

“Current Threats to the Media, an Informed Public, and Security”


  • 1947-1972


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The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

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1.5 Cubic Feet (1 box, 26 media cases)


Organized into loose series: Series: Print Information; Series: Audio Cassettes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received by Criss Library prior to 2014. Accession details are incomplete or absent.

Processing Information

Processed by Criss Library staff in 1999, 2003, 2008, and 2011.

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Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States