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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  • 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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  • The Long War in Afghanistan: How Does it End?

    Ambassador Richard Olson, former U.S. State Department diplomat and now a senior advisor at the United States Institute of Peace, discusses the profound challenges and opportunities in the ongoing...

    Thursday, December 17, 2020
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  • Are We Safer?

    In recent years, the number of foreign terrorist attacks against the United States has decreased. Given this, Jeh Johnson, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and 9/11...

    Monday, November 9, 2020
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  • In Pursuit of Justice: Integrating Intelligence

    Fran Moore, Director for Intelligence (now Analysis) at the Central Intelligence Agency (2010–2014) discusses how collaboration within the intelligence community, and with the armed forces, helped...

    Monday, October 26, 2020
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  • Homeland Security in a Time of Crisis

    Jeh Johnson, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2013–2017), discusses his perspectives on crisis management in extreme circumstances and the role intelligence plays in the...

    Friday, June 19, 2020
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  • No Ordinary Dog

    In his new book, No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid, Will Chesney shares his story of working alongside military working dog Cairo as a member of SEAL Team Six and...

    Monday, June 8, 2020
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  • Rescue and Recovery

    To mark the Museum’s annual commemoration of the end of the nine-month rescue and recovery effort at Ground Zero, Dr. Kerry Kelly, former chief medical officer for the FDNY (1994–2018), speaks about...

    Friday, May 29, 2020
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  • Nine Years Later: Finding Osama Bin Laden

    A decade of hard-fought teamwork culminated in Operation Neptune Spear, the raid on the Abbottabad compound which brought Osama bin Laden to justice. On the ninth anniversary of the raid, Robert...

    Friday, May 1, 2020
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