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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
  • FIRST VICE PRESIDENT: Christina Lazdins
  • SECOND VICE PRESIDENT: Pat Ikonen
  • SECRETARY: Christina Keune
  • TREASURER: Anne Eason
  • MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY: vacant
  • MEMBERS AT LARGE:
  • Marianne Gustafson
  • Dorte Kampmann
  • Duncan MacKinnon

Appointed Positions

  • NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Anna Strohmeyer

Board Advisors

  • PAST PRESIDENT: Marshall Cohen
  • PAST PRESIDENT: Rose Marie Oster

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.