Fall 2016

Joe Torre: Baseball after 9/11
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Hall of Fame Manager Joe Torre led the New York Yankees to four World Series titles during his 12 seasons with the team. After 9/11, baseball, like the rest of the country, came to a halt. Torre talks about the impact of getting back on the field and the role baseball played in helping America recover.

ASL SLAM at the 9/11 Memorial Museum
Friday, September 23, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
To mark Deaf Awareness Month, the 9/11 Memorial Museum presents a unique edition of ASL SLAM. This program explores the themes and stories of 9/11 through poetry, literature, songs and performance. Founded over a decade ago, ASL SLAM provides a space for American Sign Language artists, poets and performers to share ASL in its artistic and literary formats.

CIA Director John Brennan: From Ground Zero to Abbottabad and Beyond
Monday, September 26, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Two weeks after 9/11, the first CIA officers arrived in Afghanistan to begin the fight against al-Qaeda. CIA Director John Brennan reflects on the agency's engagement in that battle and the challenges that lie ahead.

Homeland: TV in the Post-9/11 World
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
“It was ten years ago. Everyone missed something that day.” —Saul Berenson, “Homeland,” Pilot Episode
Espionage, geopolitics and terrorism provide the stark and unnervingly realistic backdrop of Showtime and Fox 21 Television Studio’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award®winning series “Homeland,” which debuted ten years after 9/11. Series creators Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon discuss the challenges of developing programming that reflects the post-9/11 world and so closely tracksand anticipatesthe news.

Falling Man, Tumbling Woman
Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening of art, music and conversation on the creation of art in response to unfathomable tragedy. A performance of Kenneth Fuchs’ short opera “Falling Man,” which was inspired by Don DeLillo’s powerful novel of the same name, is followed by a discussion with Fuchs, National Book Award-winning author Don DeLillo and sculptor Eric Fischl.
“I extended the arm of the woman because I had this fantasy that if this sculpture is out in public people will reach out and grab the hand. Almost in an attempt to connect and also maybe to slow the tumbling down.” —Fischl on his sculpture, “Tumbling Woman,” currently on display at the 9/11 Memorial Museum
This program was made possible in part by the generosity of Elaine and Buddy Engelstein. Piano provided by Steinway & Sons.

The Architecture of Remembrance
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
As part of Archtober, Architecture and Design Month in New York City, the principal architects of the 9/11 Memorial, the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa. and the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va., reflect on the relationship between architecture and remembrance, and the significance of place and public memory. Speakers included Michael Arad AIA, LEED AP, partner, Handel Architects LLP; Paul Murdoch, AIA, LEED AP, president, Paul Murdoch Architects; and Julie Beckman, partner, KBAS.

A World Without Borders: Data in the 21st Century
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m. 
More data is being produced today than at any other point in human history. What is the purpose of all of this information, and how is it changing what we do and how we live? White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil discusses technology’s impact on justice, security, privacy and more with Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich of WNYC’s The Takeaway. This program was presented in partnership with the 92nd Street Y, Public Radio International and Mic as part of The UnConvention.

How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Brookings Institution scholar Shadi Hamid draws from his new book, “Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World,” to examine the relationship between politics and Islam. Gen. David Petraeus called the book “hugely important” and The Washington Post praised it as “illuminating.”

James E. Young: The Stages of Memory
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
James E. Young, distinguished university professor of English and Judaic studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has served on juries that selected designs for the 9/11 Memorial and the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. In his new book, “The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between,” Young reflects on the expectations that countries bring to their painful memorial debates. 

Peter Bergen: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Who are American jihadis and what motivates them to carry out acts of terrorism against their home country? New York Times best-selling author and CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen discusses his latest book, “United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists.”

Covering Catastrophe: Reporting on 9/11 
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
On 9/11, local journalists suddenly found themselves on the front lines, covering a catastrophe with global and historical significance. NY1 anchor Kristen Shaughnessy, New York Times correspondent and CNN analyst Maggie Haberman, and Associated Press reporter Deepti Hajela discuss the challenges of reporting on the 2001 attacks and how 9/11 changed the way events linked to terror are reported.

The FBI Investigation of 9/11 
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Within hours of the 9/11 attacks, the FBI launched the largest and most complex investigation in its history, supervised by Special Agent Mary Galligan. Now retired from the FBI, Galligan looks back on the investigation in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of 9/11. 

Genocide in an Age of Terror
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
ISIS has threatened global security by capturing territory, enslaving minorities and killing civilians. It has targeted ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, prompting the U.S. government to declare that the terrorist group is committing genocide.

The international community has a range of traditional military, diplomatic and economic tools at its disposal to respond to these killings. But do these options work when responding to non-state actors such as ISIS, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram, and do they prevent further terrorist atrocities? Naomi Kikoler, deputy director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, joins expert panelists for a discussion moderated by Clifford Chanin of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. This program was co-presented with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Speakers included Naomi Kikoeler, deputy director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide; Farah Pandith, adjunct senior fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations; Pari Ibrahim, executive director and founder of the Free Yezidi Foundation

Artists Respond to 9/11
Monday, December 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
In the weeks, months and years after 9/11, artists expressed their disbelief, grief, frustration and hope through their work. Artists Christopher SaucedoChris Wink of the Blue Man Group and Manju Shandler discuss their responses to 9/11 and the works currently on view in the Museum’s new special exhibition, “Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11.”