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 (24 years), US-Europe (19 years), and US-China (18 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

Central Clearing and U.S. Treasuries

November 11, 2021
Central Clearing and U.S Treasuries

2021 HLS-PIFS Japan-US Symposium

November 8, 2021
2021 HLS-PIFS Japan-US Symposium

2021 HLS-PIFS China-US Symposium

October 27, 2021
2021 HLS-PIFS China-US Symposium

2021 HLS-PIFS Europe-US Symposium

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