Mission Statement

ACOR: Advancing knowledge of Jordan past and present

Mission Statement (adopted by the ACOR Board of Trustees in Nov. 2019):

Established in 1968, The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan, is a public, international, non-profit academic institution, which advances understanding of Jordan and the Middle East, past and present. ACOR facilitates the acquisition of knowledge through research and dialogue with an extensive library and archive, fellowship and scholarship programs, and residential facilities. ACOR promotes archaeological research, cultural heritage preservation, and knowledge-sharing through lectures, digital resources, publications, workshops, and training programs. ACOR serves as a conduit for cultural exchange among students, professionals, and the public in Jordan and beyond.

ACOR is a private nonprofit academic organization registered with the government of Jordan and also tax exempt in the United States as a 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the United States Internal Revenue Service. ACOR is supported by grants, contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals as well as by ACOR endowments and funds generated by the Amman operations.

You can read ACOR’s Strategic Pillars here