The Association represents American scholarship in the field of Russia, Central Eurasian, Central and East European studies. Representatives of the AAASS sit on such bodies as the US State Department's Advisory Committee on the Soviet/East European Research and Training Act (1983), and the International Congress for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES). It is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies.
The AAASS developed out of the Committee on Slavic Studies established by the American Council of Learned Societies in 1938. The Association was founded a decade later for the purpose of publishing an American journal in the Slavic field, and in 1960 became a membership organization.
Slavic Review: American Quarterly of Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies http://aseees.org/publications/slavic-review
The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies
The Title VIII Prize sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Title VIII Program, is awarded annually by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies for two distinguished policy papers -- one on Southeast European Affairs and one on Eurasian Affairs in any policy relevant discipline. We expect to award two $250 prizes. See website for more information.