Foreign Affairs LIVE With Ty McCormick

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Foreign Affairs' Senior Editor Ty McCormick discusses his book, Beyond the Sand and Sea: One Family’s Quest for a Country to Call Home, which chronicles a Somali refugee family's search for a home while exposing the United States' broken and painful refugee resettlement system.

Additional Resources

For further reading and to purchase a copy of the book, please see the Beyond the Sand and Sea book page.

Ty McCormick

Ty McCormick

Ty McCormick is a senior editor at Foreign Affairs. A former foreign correspondent in Nairobi and before that in Cairo, he has reported from more than a dozen countries in Africa and the Middle East. From 2015 to 2018, he served as Africa Editor of Foreign Policy, where he led a team of reporters that won a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for a series on African migration. He has also written for The New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and National Geographic. His book, Beyond the Sand and Sea: One Family's Quest for a Country to Call Homewas published by St. Martin's Press in 2021.

Laura Secor

Laura Secor

Laura Secor is a journalist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. She has served as staff editor at the New York Times op-ed page, reporter at The Boston Globe, acting executive editor of The American Prospect, and senior editor of Lingua Franca magazine. Her book, Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran, published in 2016, was a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award and the Lionel Gelber Prize. A past fellow at the New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers and at the American Academy in Berlin, she has taught journalism at New York University, Bard College, and Princeton University. 

 Daniel Kurtz-Phelan - Introductory Remarks

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan - Introductory Remarks

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan is Editor of Foreign Affairs. He previously spent three years as Executive Editor of the magazine and served in the U.S. State Department, including as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff. His narrative history of George Marshall’s post–World War II mission to China, The China Mission, was published by WW Norton in 2018 and named a best book of the year by The Economist and an editor’s pick by The New York Times Book Review. His writing has also appeared in publications including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The Atlantic.