Midsummer Festival

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.

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.