International Topic

International Topic: Yellow Vest Protests in France

Protests began November 17 in France in response to President Macron’s announcement of an increase in fuel taxes. The protests have been deemed the “yellow vest” protests since many of the protestors are wearing yellow safety vests. The proposed fuel increase, which has since been tabled, was opposed most strongly by the rural population where the… Continue reading International Topic: Yellow Vest Protests in France

International Topic

International Topic: Presidential Election in Cameroon

On October 7, 2018, Cameroon held presidential elections in which the current president, Paul Biya, won re-election. Biya has been in office since 1982. His re-election caused serious backlash and has escalated a growing divide between the anglophone and francophone regions of the country. Since 2016, Cameroon has experienced growing tensions between these two regions which,… Continue reading International Topic: Presidential Election in Cameroon

International Events

International Event: Ilham Fair

The Arabic Flagship Program hosted a new event this semester called the Ilham Fair. Ilham in Arabic means ‘inspiration.’ This fair was a large social event designed to share Arab culture with the OU community. There was live music, calligraphy, henna, games, and home-cooked dinner. The food was delicious. International students from around the Middle East cooked… Continue reading International Event: Ilham Fair