All COSAS events are open to the public.
The focus of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS), which is supported through a University endowment, is to support and implement faculty and student academic and research projects that broadly encompass the study of South and Southeast Asia.
As of 2022-2023, the Committee has sixty-eight members. COSAS members represent approximately eighteen degree-granting departments and programs across the university.
COSAS members are University of Chicago faculty members engaged in significant research, publication and teaching related to the study of South and Southeast Asia. This is one of the largest concentrations of faculty working on Southern Asia at any major research university.
Members meet regularly to plan and implement programming and academic programs to enhance the study of Southern Asia at the University.