Four men and one woman with expressions of thoughtful listening sit on a stage with a blue backdrop behind them. In the foreground of the photo are the heads of audience members in silhouette.
Photo by Monika Graff

Al-Qaeda Today

  • November 19, 2019
  • 7 to 8:30 P.M.
  • Auditorium

Eight years after the killing of Osama bin Laden, the State Department recently declared al-Qaeda to be as great a threat to the United States as it has ever been. At the same time, the administration has confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, a potential successor to his father, was killed in an airstrike, and recent intelligence suggests that al-Qaeda’s current leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, may have serious health complications. As a complement to the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s special exhibition Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden, al-Qaeda experts Peter Bergen, Bruce Hoffman, Mary E. Galligan, and Mark Stout, who advised the Museum in the creation of the exhibition, discuss the future of this terrorist group and the wider jihadist movement.



  • A man in a tan blazer addresses two men and a woman on a stage with a blue backdrop.
  • Four men and one woman converse on a stage with a blue backdrop featuring the 9/11 Memorial & Museum logo. Members of the audience appear in the foreground in silhouette.
  • A woman in a purple dress speaks while four men listen.
Photos by Monika Graff

Other Resources

  • Blog Post: Experts Will Discuss Current Status of Al-Qaeda in Public Program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • Exhibition: Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden

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