Through signature programming that is free and open to the public, the Chao Center for Asian Studies seeks to broaden understanding of and appreciation for Asia and its peoples. This programming includes film viewings and discussions, lectures and seminars by Chao Center faculty, and guest lectures by distinguished visiting scholars. The Center is also proud to support other special one-time events, such as symposia and conferences, that gather academians for more in-depth explorations of specific Asian Studies topics.