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The Oxford International Forum (OIF) was a major student society at Oxford University, in existence from 1993 to 1998.

Dedicated to international affairs, it organized a number of events with distinguished personalities, such as politicians, diplomats and intellectuals, among whom the most notable included Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Pankin, Ricardo Alarcón, Noemí Sanín, and even footballer Diego Maradona. Some events were organized jointly with university departments, the Oxford Union Society, or Shmuley Boteach's L'Chaim Society.

The patron of the society was professor Norman Stone, who left Oxford in 1997. The founder and first president of the society was Maurizio Giuliano.