Fall 2019 Public Programming Season Announced

Former Yankees player Bernie Williams speaks with Clifford Chanin, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum executive vice president, during a public program at the Museum auditorium.
Bernie Williams, former New York Yankees centerfielder, speaks with Clifford Chanin, 9/11 Memorial and Museum executive vice president, during the winter 2019 public programming season at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Photo by Jin S. Lee, 9/11 Memorial.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s fall public programming calendar kicks off on September 19. This season will feature former ambassadors, former CIA acting directors and officers, eminent scholars and journalists in conversation.

The season begins with journalist and historian Garrett Graff who recounts the harrowing story of 9/11 in his new book “Only Plane in the Sky,” a comprehensive, minute-by-minute account of the attacks based on extensive research and oral history interviews.

Other season highlights include:

September 26: “Essential Intelligence: The CIA’s Response to 9/11.” Presented in partnership with the CIA, former Acting Directors John McLaughlin and Michael Morell and former CIA Senior Paramilitary Officer Phil Reilly discuss how 9/11 ushered in a new era of intelligence work.

November 5: “Combatting Terrorist Content: The Social Media Challenge.” David Tessler, public policy manager on the Dangerous Organizations team at Facebook, and Joan Donovan, director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Harvard Kennedy School, discuss the challenges that Facebook, and other social media platforms, face in countering violent extremism.

November 19: Al-Qaeda Today.” Over eight years after the killing of Osama bin Laden, the State Department recently declared al-Qaeda to be as much of a threat to the U.S. as it ever has been. As a complement to the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s upcoming exhibition, al-Qaeda experts Peter Bergen, Bruce Hoffman, Mary Galligan and Mark Stout discuss the future of the terrorist group.

December 12: “New York Stories: Preet Bharara.” Preet Bharara reflects on the impact of the 9/11 attacks on law enforcement practices from his unique vantage point as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (2009–2017) and his role in bringing senior al-Qaeda officials to justice.

    You can view our full schedule and register for individual programs here. Public programs at the Museum are free to the public unless otherwise specified, but registration is required. All programs are livestreamed at www.911memorial.org/live.

    The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is committed to accommodating visitors with disabilities. If you need accommodations, please contact access@911memorial.org for more information.

    Through the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by First Data, public programs in 2019 are made possible by Accenture, ADP, AT&T, BlackRock, Deloitte, GNYHA Ventures, Inc., Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo Foundation, and UL LLC.

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