Embargo Period


Degree Name

MA in Diplomacy and International Relations

First Advisor

Dr. Bruce Dayton


The newer concept of heritage diplomacy is outlined in this paper by first evaluating the various definitions of it presented by scholars in the existing literature. I then attempt to assess how it is postulated to benefit bi-lateral diplomatic relations. The postulated benefits identified are then explored, analyzed, and applied through the lens of a case study between the United States of America and Jordan. The objective of analyzing heritage diplomacy through this particular lens is to identify whether or not heritage diplomacy is capable of cultivating/preserving positive diplomatic relations between states. The paper confirmed that heritage diplomacy has the power to postulate fruitful benefits between the United States and Jordan.


History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology | International Relations