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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  • Assessing the Threat: Counterterrorism 21 Years After 9/11

    Experts explore evolving threats and the current state of national security and what lies ahead.


    Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    Summit on Security
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  • Invisible Victims: 9/11 and Undocumented Immigrants

    Our panel highlights the stories of undocumented immigrants who died on 9/11, while discussing the legal process behind proving their existence.

    Thursday, October 20, 2022
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  • Rebuilding After 9/11: How the FDNY Was Forever Changed

    Former FDNY Fire Commissioners reflect on the impact of 9/11 on the FDNY.

    Thursday, September 29, 2022
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  • Never Again or Not on Our Watch? Memorial Museums and the Challenge of Current Events

    Should memorial museums remain solely focused on their subject matter or should they use their moral authority to address contemporary tragedies? 

    Monday, June 13, 2022
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  • 20 Years Later: Advocacy and Activism

    Members of the 9/11 community share personal recollections of the attack and their aftermath.

    Thursday, May 26, 2022
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  • 9/11 and America's Standing in the World

    Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about the ways in which 9/11 affected the relationship between the United States and the rest of the world. 

    Thursday, April 7, 2022
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  • 9/11 & the Golden Age of Conspiracy Theories

    Join us for this special event exploring the relationship between the attacks and the rise of conspiracy theories. 

    Wednesday, December 14, 2021
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  • Meeting the Challenge: Threats From Abroad and at Home

    A special event delving into the ways September 11 impacted our handling of terrorism and terrorist threats. 

    Tuesday, November 9, 2021
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  • Reporting on 9/11 and Why It Still Matters

    The documentary film Reporting 9/11 and Why It Still Matters and its companion series Women Journalists of 9/11: Their Stories explore the challenges of reporting on the attacks and reveal how they...

    Tuesday, October 14, 2021
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  • The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden

    In his new book, New York Times bestselling author and CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen delivers the definitive biography of the founder of al-Qaeda and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks...

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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  • The End of the Long War in Afghanistan

    The post-9/11 invasion of Afghanistan became the longest war in American history. Now with the total drawdown of American troops after nearly 20 years, the Taliban has retaken control of the country.

    Monday, August 30, 2021
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  • Seeking Justice: The 9/11 Community and the Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia

    Since the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) became law in 2016, members of the 9/11 community have been engaged in a legal struggle to determine whether the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was...

    Thursday, August 26, 2021
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  • A Conversation with the Creators Behind the Netflix Film “Worth”

    From director Sara Colangelo and writer/producer Max Borenstein, “Worth” tells the story of Kenneth Feinberg (played by Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton), who was appointed by Congress to oversee...

    Monday, August 9, 2021
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  • 20 Years Since 9/11: Confronting the Challenges of Recovery

    Speakers share their personal recollections of 9/11 and its aftermath and discuss the devastating health issues affecting the rescue and recovery community nearly 20 years after the attacks

    Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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  • 10 Years Later: Operation Neptune Spear

    Robert M. Gates, former secretary of defense, and Leon E. Panetta, former director of the CIA, discuss how policy, intelligence, and military decision-making converged during the hunt for bin Laden.

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021
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  • Al-Qaeda’s Next Leader?

    Ali Soufan, former FBI special agent and now chairman and chief executive officer of The Soufan Group, shares what is known about Saif al-`Adl and discusses the future of al-Qaeda.

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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  • The Abbottabad Papers

    Nelly Lahoud, a senior fellow in New America’s International Security program, who has read all the documents seized during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, discusses her...

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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  • 20 Years Later: The Destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas

    In March 2001, the Taliban ordered and directed the demolition of two treasured symbols of Afghanistan’s pre-Islamic heritage: the Bamiyan Buddhas. Twenty years later, Dr. Morwari Zafar, an...

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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  • The Domestic Terrorist Threat

    In the aftermath of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Asha Rangappa, former FBI special agent and now senior lecturer on national security law at Yale University, and Greg Ehrie, 22-year...

    Thursday, February 18, 2021
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  • The Rise of Global Jihad

    Thomas Hegghammer, a senior research fellow at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, discusses the early history and ideology of al-Qaeda.

    Monday, February 8, 2021
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