Three men and a woman take part in a moderated discussion on stage at the Museum. The woman is speaking, second from the left, as the three men listen. The black silhouettes of audience members are in the foreground.
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Past Public Programs

Welcome to the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s Public Programs Archive, where you can explore past programs and learn more about the continuing impact of 9/11 on the world today.

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  • Only Plane in the Sky

    Journalist and historian Garrett Graff recounts the harrowing story of 9/11 in Only Plane in the Sky, a comprehensive, minute-by-minute account of the attacks.

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  • Essential Intelligence: The CIA’s Response to 9/11

    Former senior leaders of the CIA, including two former acting directors, discuss how 9/11 ushered in a new era of intelligence work.

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  • American Diplomacy in a Post-9/11 Era

    Ronald E. Neumann of the American Academy of Diplomacy, Gérard Araud, former Ambassador of France to the U.S. and Peter Ammon, former Ambassador of Germany to the U.S. discuss the diplomacy.

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  • Playing for Peace: Music by Karim Wasfi

    Celebrated cellist Karim Wasfi performs a site-specific musical composition for those affected by the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 9/11 attacks. 

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  • ISIS without the Caliphate: What Happens Now?

    The so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria is no more, but ISIS remains active. Graeme Wood of The Atlantic and Devorah Margolin of George Washington University’s Program on Extremism discuss what the...

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  • Combating Terrorist Content: The Social Media Challenge

    David Tessler, at Facebook, and Joan Donovan, at the Harvard Kennedy School, discuss the challenges that social media platforms face in countering violent extremism.

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  • How We Win

    In her book How We WinFarah Pandith makes the case that we have the resources and expertise but need a better strategy to stop the spread of extremism into local communities.

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  • How Safe Are We? Homeland Security Since 9/11

    Former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano discusses her new book, “How Safe Are We?: Homeland Security Since 9/11,” and offers insights into the department.

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  • NATO at 70: Does the Alliance Have a Future?

    Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO R. Nicholas Burns and former Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow discuss the current state of NATO.

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  • Bernie Williams: Remembering the 2001 World Series

    Former Yankees player Bernie Williams discusses the series, recounts President Bush’s famous first pitch, and reflects on what it meant for the Yankees to become “America’s Team.”

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  • Confronting Hate

    Emmy Award–winning documentarian Deeyah Khan has long explored how people are drawn to extremist ideologies.

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  • Combating Extremist Content on the Web

    How can technology be used to stop ISIS and other violent extremist groups from weaponizing the internet?

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  • VICE on HBO: After the Fall

    VICE correspondent Isobel Yeung discusses her recent reporting from conflict zones in the Middle East.

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  • Prosecuting the 1993 Bombers

    The February 26, 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center marked the first time the Twin Towers were attacked by terrorists. Former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White oversaw the prosecution of the plotters.

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  • Come From Away

    “Come From Away” is an award-winning new musical that tells the story of those 7,000 stranded passengers and the people who welcomed them.

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  • How to Be a Muslim

    by The Washington Post, frequent CNN commentator Haroon Moghul reveals how he struggled with his Muslim-American identity in post-9/11 America.

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  • General Michael Hayden on the War on Terror

    Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden discusses the current state of the War on Terror, cybersecurity, and Russian interference.

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  • Why Yemen Matters

    Dr. Sheila Carapico, professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond, reflects on the long crisis in Yemen and examines the regional and global impact of U.S.

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  • The Horse Soliders

    America’s initial military response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks involved a handful of American Special Operations forces secretly sent into Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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  • The Architecture of Remembrance

    The principal architects of the 9/11 Memorial, the Flight 93 National Memorial and the Pentagon Memorial, reflect on the relationship between architecture and more.

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