Launching a New Online Public Programming Series May 1

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The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is pleased to launch a new, online public programs series that advances our mission to commemorate, educate, and inspire during our temporary closure. This series kicks off Friday, May 1, with “Nine Years Later: Finding Osama bin Laden.”

During this program, Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), will offer an insider’s look at the pursuit for bin Laden. Given the current global pandemic, Cardillo will also reflect on the role of the intelligence community in response to widespread infectious disease, drawing on his experience during the Ebola outbreak of 2014.

This program will be live streamed on, beginning Friday, May 1, at 2 p.m. EST. Following the discussion between Cardillo and Clifford Chanin, Executive Vice President and Deputy Director for Museum Programs, those watching will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A.

Each program in this online public programming series will deepen our collective understanding of 9/11's continuing impact on the world today. Visit our past program archive to explore other moderated conversations and performances held at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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