Midsummer Festival

Our Approach

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.

Our Story

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

2020-2021 Board of Directors

  • PRESIDENT: Christina Lazdins
  • FIRST VICE PRESIDENT: Christine Knight
  • SECOND VICE PRESIDENT: Erna Arnadottir
  • SECRETARY: Christina Keune
  • TREASURER: Anne Eason
  • MEMBERSHIP CHAIR: Margaret Schueman
  • MEMBERS AT LARGE:
    Dorte Kampmann
    Kristina (Kita) Anderson
    Susanne Joyner

Appointed Positions

  • NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Anne Marie Hvid

Board Advisors

  • PAST PRESIDENT: Marshall Cohen

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.