The Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS) is a 501(c)(3) organization that hosts international symposia, executive education 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 (21 years), US-Europe (17 years), and US-China (16 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.