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The American Scandinavian Association (ASA) of the National Capital Area is a local non-profit cultural organization based in Washington, DC. The goals of ASA are to:

  • promote cultural exchange between the United States and the Nordic Countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden;
  • increase understanding of the Nordic peoples and societies among Americans;
  • provide a forum where people interested in Scandinavia can meet and enjoy Nordic culture and activities.

Founded in 1983, ASA is successor to the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Scandinavian Foundation.
>> Learn more about the history of ASA.

2019-2020 Board of Directors

  • PRESIDENT: Anne Marie Hvid, 571-245-1216
  • FIRST VICE PRESIDENT: Christina Lazdins, 667-786-2328
  • SECOND VICE PRESIDENT: Pat Ikonen, 202-686-4234
  • SECRETARY: Christina Keune, 703-536-6726
  • TREASURER: Anne Eason, 301-365-1979
  • MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY: vacant
  • MEMBERS AT LARGE:
  • Marianne Gustafson, 202-338-2709
  • Dorte Kampmann, 202-241-4690
  • Duncan MacKinnon, 703-822-7656

Appointed Positions

  • NEWSLETTER EDITORS: Margaret Schueman, 703-734-0319

Board Advisors

  • PAST PRESIDENT: Marshall Cohen, 202-364-8332
  • PAST PRESIDENT: Rose Marie Oster, 301-657-4186

Join ASA Today

We invite you to join ASA and become part of Scandinavia in the United States. Member benefits include a monthly newsletter, lectures about Scandinavia, and more.