Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. - News & Events

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Attend a free performance of the new work "Simulacrum" by Norwegian artist Alan Lucien Øyen at Kay Theater in Maryland July 22. Read more

The fourth annual Norwegian-American Defense Conference, organized by NADIC (The Norwegian-American Defense Industry Council) and the Norwegian Embassy drew a full house at the National Press Club on May 19. Representatives of the governments, military and defense industries of both countries were in attendance. Read more

U.S. Secy. of State John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry issued the following statement "On the Occasion of Norway's National Day." Read more

  U.S.-NORDIC LEADERS’ SUMMIT JOINT STATEMENT           Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States reaffirm our deep partnership based on shared fundamental values. Democracy, the rule of law, gender equality, respect for human rights, and the protection and equal treatment of all people without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orienta Read more

(Washington, DC | May 13, 2016) During President Obama’s eight years in the White House, he has opened the doors to his home for state visits only 11 times. On Friday, May 13, President Obama...

Birding the Future

Washington’s award-winning public art program, will present "Turf and Terrain", the 2016 Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, from Saturday, May 14 through Saturday, October 22. Among the featured artists is Norwegian Frank Ekeberg. Read more

Photo: Thomas Circle Singers.

On Sunday May 22, a concert with The Thomas Circle singers will feature the world premiere of a new work by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo Read more


Norwegian indie pop-sensation Highasakite have curated a playlist consisting of their Nordic musical favorites for Read more

The advance of ISIL affects our security. We are now stepping up Norway’s efforts by increasing our contribution to the international coalition against ISIL,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Read more

The diplomatic leaders of the five Nordic countries get together for a live discussion on Twitter #AskNordicAmbs! Join us as the five Nordic ambassadors to the United States get together for a one hour Twitter Town Hall on May 2nd at 2:30 PM (EST). Read more

(April 29, 2016) A new blog post on Huffinton Post, jointly authored by the five Nordic ambassadors to the United States, explains "Why U.S.-Nordic Relations Matter More Than Ever." Amb. Kirsti Kauppi of Finland, Amb. Kåre Aas of Norway, Amb. Geir H. Haarde of Iceland, Amb. Björn Lyrvall of Sweden and Amb. Lars Gert Lose of Denmark collaborated on the post, who jointly discuss "how our region h... Read more

DECORAH, Iowa—Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, invites artists working in Norwegian folk art to enter their pieces in the museum’s annual “National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition.” This exhibition of original woodworking, knifemaking, rosemaling, and weaving by contemporary American artists working in the Norwegian tradition is sponsored... Read more

On April 30th, Washington DC will be the global host city of International Jazz Day. There will be a multitude of jazz performances across the U.S. Capital, as well as the rest of the world. Read more

“Can the strong Nordic democracies make a difference as Western democracies see their values being threatened from the outside and from within, including a resurgent Russia, the migration crisis and the rise of populism?” Read more

The Goliat oil field in the Barents Sea was officially opened by Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr Tord Lien, on Monday April 18, 2016. Read more

The plique-à-jour technique uses thin silver thread to make floral and geometric designs, which are filled with translucent enamel. With origins in France and Russia, this technique became popular in Norway in the late 19th century. Read more

We all want the same thing – to ensure that all children grow up in a secure environment free from violence. Yet, explaining child protection measures can be tricky. Read more

'Syria's neighbouring countries are shouldering a heavy burden and are facing major challenges. Norway will therefore contribute USD 10 million to a new financing initiative for Lebanon and Jordan,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Foreign Minister Børge Brende and Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, Åslaug Marie Haga

On Thursday April 14, Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende and Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, Åslaug Marie Haga, signed an agreement securing support for the final phase of a 10-year project aimed at securing global crop diversity. Read more

Thomas Circle Singers

Norwegian choral composer Ola Gjeilo will host a workshop in Washington DC, May 21 at the National City Christian Church. Read more