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Commentaries by Jacob Hafey

Jacob Hafey

Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) candidate, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

Jacob Hafey is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University focusing on Pacific Asia and Conflict Resolution studies. He currently spends his summers working at the US-Asia Institute as Director of the J. Matthew Szymanski Rule of Law Program.
  • May 10 , 2019

    A series of serendipitous interactions between Chinese and American ping-pong players helped thaw the ice between their two governments in the 1970s. The shocking success of “ping-pong diplomacy” shows the unexpectedly major role that can sports can play in bridging hostile divides and bringing together former foes on a common playing field.

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