The Program on International Financial Systems is dedicated to building the global financial system of the 21st century.

The Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS) is a 501(c)(3) organization that hosts virtual and in-person international symposia, regulatory training programs and special events that foster dialogue and promote education on issues impacting the global financial system. PIFS also conducts research on these issues.

PIFS was founded in 1986, by Hal S. Scott, now Professor Emeritus of Harvard Law School. Over thirty years later, Hal Scott continues to lead PIFS.

Today, PIFS hosts three annual international symposia, US-Japan (23 years), US-Europe (19 years), and US-China (17 years). Harvard Law School is a non-financial sponsor of PIFS symposia and PIFS partners with Harvard Law School Executive Education for programs delivered on campus.

For a brief description of our activities, please see this link.

Recent events and research

2021 HLS-PIFS Europe-US Symposium on Building the Financial System of the 21st Century

September 23, 2021
2021 HLS-PIFS Europe-US Symposium

The E.U.'s Digital Operational Resilience Act: Cloud Services & Financial Companies

August 11, 2021
The E.U.’s Digital Operational Resilience Act: Cloud Services & Financial Companies

2021 IOSCO Global Policy Development Seminar: Sustainable Finance

June 28, 2021
2021 IOSCO-PIFS-HLS Global Policy Development Seminar on Sustainable Finance Agenda

2021 Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority Fresh Graduates Program

June 1, 2021
2021 Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority Fresh Graduates Program